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Popular Naughty finally on your torso in LA.

 

Popular Naughty and Lethal Amounts Gallery

At this joint! The most cutting edge gallery I have ever visited. It is a slaughterhouse of edge. Someone yelped that it was “not a safe space.” Hell, “not a safe space” should be their slogan! This side dimension of a gallery is the best thing that could ever happen to to the sedated and subdued masses. The ultra-progressive art on the condensed walls, rattles the cages that our failed attempt at  society tries to create, as the experimental imagery they play with stimulates you into expanding your perceptions. Wake up. It isn’t always pretty, but it will still, somehow, be unbearably beautiful.

We will have lovely streetwear such as THIS!

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Lethal Amounts Gallery Los Angeles
And THIS…
Burlesque t-shirt from Popular Naughty at Lethal Amounts Gallery black xmas pop up shop

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There is going to be a LOT of really great ultra-alt merch and massively creative gifts here.  You need to put this on your radar.  If you don’t buy something from me, at least get something with the psychotically awesome punk rock, safety pin logo they use for Lethal Amounts.  Too perfect.  It makes me want to punch someone.

Then it’s off to the COREY HELFORD GALLERY · 571 S Anderson Street (awesomely about 6 blocks from the Danger Factory Lair in Boyle Heights), Los Angeles for an ULTRA POP evening with

art original by Ron English, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear, massive psychedelic painting

 

Ron English / Miho Hirano / Attaboy, Lauren Marx & Relm

In the gallery’s own words…

Opening Saturday, December 2nd, 7-11pm
Show Runs: December 2nd – December 30th, 2017

You’re invited to join us in celebrating the opening of “TOYBOX” an exhibition of all new works by Ron English. Also opening the same night in Galleries 2 and 3 – “Beauties in Nature”, a solo exhibition by Miho Hirano, and a multi-artist exhibition featuring new works by Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm.

Ron English art alternative art shopping

On view in our main gallery is artist Ron English’s fantastic new solo exhibition of 36 new paintings, “TOYBOX: America in the Visuals.” The exhibition deconstructs the search for new meaning in a culture that is based as much on the imagination of its participants as on the physical realities these human concepts are played against. The toy based childhood imagination aesthetic of the work allows for a playful new look at a society in the throes of reinventing itself.
Featuring 36 new oil paintings, as well as sculptures and installations, the exhibition examines the creation of the self, and thus the greater society, as an act of imagination, a skill developed in childhood largely through the activity of play and the use of toys.

Ron English Show
For this exhibition, English has also co-produced a musical soundtrack to be performed by new character DJ Popaganda. The exhibition will also include a new outdoor mural and a pop-up store selling Ron’s limited-edition toys.

Gallery 2: Attaboy, Lauren Marx and Relm

original art for gallery show by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

collectible Vinyl figure by street artist Attaboy, alternative art gift

Attaboy Vinyl Toy

 

Attaboy’s new crop of paintings for the show will feature a hand-painted garden of trippy mushrooms and other decomposing delights.

Attaboy shares: “I can’t stop painting these mushrooms, mainly to take a break from the constant barrage of news. I think it’s my own way of taking back control of my mind, remind myself that, while we must fight the recent tide of awful, it’s important to keep an eye out for the unexpected things, those little absurd buoys of wonder, we mustn’t lose them, they’re more important than ever.”

Here is a great interview with THAT over-achiever… https://www.insidetherift.net/art/2016/12/16/interview-with-artist-and-co-owner-of-hi-fructose-magazine-attaboy

Gallery art original by Lauren Marx, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Lauren Marx creates beautiful vignettes that speak to the cycle of life. Combining pen and ink with various mixed media, her paintings offer a raw depiction of birth and death.

On her choice to depict animals, Lauren has shared, “my work definitely plays upon the newly romanticized view of nature as this pure, beautiful, and distant world. Nature in art has steadily increased since the acceptance of global warming, deforestation, and the greater understanding of the human influences on delicate ecosystems. I feel that this is one of the reasons humans do not, nor will ever, appear in my work.”

Gallery art original of "Fauna" by RELM, alternative art gift shopping

“Fauna”, a beautiful new painting by Relm, for her new series, entitled “Peculiar Tales”. Relm shares: “I incorporate creatures, plants, and all kinds of life through the use of patterns and textures into the hair of my girls. My goals are to show the powerful relationship between humans and nature, whether it be good or bad. All the while simultaneously creating a new story with each piece.”

Gallery 3:
Miho Hirano, “Beauties in Nature”

shop for original art by Miho Hirano, alternative art gift shopping and streetwear

Miho’s dreamy images are inhabited by ephemeral spirits at one with their natural environment. She adorns their hair with accessories made of flora and fauna like swarming bees, hummingbirds, and goldfish, each carrying their own weight as elements of beauty and symbols of the artist’s identity. In essence, each of her paintings represents a world where humans and nature can coexist.

COREY HELFORD GALLERY
571 S Anderson St (Enter on Willow St)
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Dada Entertainment for the Damned Generation

tim and eric awesome show- great job

Tim and Eric are back!

Just in time.  My psychotic-breakdown-as-entertainment levels were going way down.  This will refill it just fine. More below, but first… LET’S PLUG A SHIRT!!

The Color THING! Yep.  It’s delightful!

surreal pop culture shirt design with Kure Kure Takora

 

 

A superodd piece of art found in an old Japanese mega magazine, tweaked onto a t-shirt for Popular Naughty Streetwear.

SEE IT HERE!!

Buy it, love it, and save 7 bucks by using this code: secretpopularnaughty

(good till 9-30-2017, but look around, we sprinkle codes everywhere)

Now taste the tip of the Tim and the Eric.

Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Awesome 10 Year Anniversary Version, Great Job? premieres Sunday, August 27th at Midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.

About Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!:
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is Adult Swim’s number one gross-out comedy fever dream viewing experience. Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim are joined by special guests John C. Reilly, Zach Galifianakis, Weird Al Yankovic, Jeff Goldblum and more for a sketch comedy series that defies explanation, which is why this description is so unhelpful. Watch more Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! at http://AdultSwim.com.

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Comic Con International: San Diego

Yay!
Danger factory at san diego comic con
Here it comes. 2 updated designs that will hit the shop just after Comic Con.
It’s going to be a fun year.

Nerdy Internet Marketing! For Geeks, Punks, and Evolutionarily Progressive Chaos Magicians!

Burlesque fan dancer t-shirt, Burlesque Angel of the Stage, Popular Naughty burlesque t-shirt, vintage performer

Sooo swamped with setting up the shop.  But really, I have gotten a lot of complaints about not doing the modern online shop thing.  A SUPER pain that deserved my procrastination, although Godaddy and SHopify have made things a lot easier.  It WILL be done by June 15, 2017 and we will be also do pre-orders for the new design production to bring to the San Diego Comic Con in July.  Remember, these are the original style of printing.  Screen printing.  Not the ooky on demand stuff that feels like a rubber badge and weathers so poorly.  This is forever print.  Even though I have been doing this kind of design for decades, I  am in search engine competition with all of those insty-print joints.  Especially for the word burlesque, and burlesque t-shirts.

Burlesque fan dancer t-shirt, Burlesque Angel of the Stage, Popular Naughty burlesque t-shirt, vintage performer

 

As a result, I have to kinda lay it on thick here with overly descriptive terms.  I will try to at least keep it entertaining though.

Once the site is fully functional we can better create this sharing site for Geeks, Freaks, the Tongue in Cheeks, and other explorers of art and music.  Comic News too.  There is some great alternative stuff out there not getting enough attention.  We’ll help.
If you want to be a part of the secret shopping for this cavalcade of pin up quality clothing, and burlesque t-shirts-
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To balance garbage like the X-Men flicks, we get actual care from the Marvel Universe!!

It just keeps looking better.  This pic of Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster is such a small sample of how much Marvel cares about weaving things together.

jeff goldblum in thor ragnarok

Yes, he could be a LOT bluer.  But ya know maybe spray tans are trending amongst the immortal crowd. George Hamilton may have some influence here.

hela- thor ragnarok

But even better is the freaking gorgeous Hela, played by my long-standing starcrush, Cate Blanchett.  Wow.  I am looking forward to this crossover fest in a big, hulking way.

Thor: Ragnarok, opens November 3, 2017

It’s a Mega OBEY!!

Time is slow when waiting… am I immortal yet?

I am still gathering data, still meeting important people in self-important people meetings, still waiting for answers to other questions that allow me to put together time commitments, THEN I can really work on this (here) online project.

In the meantime.  Check out this stunning record-setting mural my old buddy Shepard Fairey did in Las Vegas, where he was met and gifted by yet another old buddy Branden Powers with pizza. (Yes it IS a small world.)

Obey Giant mural in las vegas

Street artist Shepard Fairey’s mural on The Plaza in downtown Las Vegas.

 

Yes.  I am killing time and sharing excuses while showing my friends achievements that don’t seem to have those to whine about.  EVERYONE knows about Shepard and Obey and will know even more with whatever he’s about to do next, since he’s a super political activist and I am sure the Trump thing will not sit well. Already Shepard has issued some beautiful Women’s Rights posters. There will be more.

(first 3 shown bottom, keep scrolling)

brandon powers, shepard fairey t-shirt for evel pie

That’s Shepard on the left and Branden lurking.

Branden?  Oh he’s just the serial entrepreneur and serial that’s-just-so-crazy-it-might-work idea man that brought Vegas- The Golden Tiki AND teamed up with the son of Evel Knievel to bring EVEL PIE to the Fremont District in downtown Las Vegas.

evel pie in las vegas

Outside and Inside

inside evel pie in las vegas

Maybe that is why I am subconsciously thinking of them as I’m somewhat mired by circumstance.  Shepard is the hardest working artist, hell maybe even the hardest working person of all, that I have ever met.  And Branden? That cat is one of the old school people responsible for the EDM scene as it is.  He was a GIANT rave promoter before EDM became an uhh, abbreviation (?), and since has been a juggernaut of weird throughout the wastelands of Nevada. They are two of my heroes and should be yours too.

Back soon, Rex    We the people, shepard fairey poster We the people, shepard fairey poster

Tiki Oasis 2016 with Popular Naughty, Boo-Tiki, Last Gasp, and the Golden Tiki

I am SO looking forward to this madcap event!

Monster island tiki oasis design poster

We will be vending all weekend, well, my lovely assistant will be vending all weekend while I carouse by the pool, seek creatures, and bask in the zillions of pieces of art, craft, design and style that is the world of Tiki Oasis. All weekend, a complete takeover of a hotel, bar, and pool, with dozens of parties and bands going on all night in the suites after the seminars, tutorials, performances and rum tastings are over. Baby Doe and Otto von Stroheim have a real cultural phenomenon here.

monster design and clothing

Join us in the vending room where we will have some amazing tiki, kustom kulture, and pop-art books from Last Gasp Publishing, a selection of Monster Tiki Mugs from Boo-Tiki, the hot t-shirt action of burlesque/punk born Popular Naughty, AND a rare Limited Edition Mug from neo-legendary Las Vegas tiki nightclub The Golden Tiki. This mug will guarantee admission to their penthouse soirees on Friday and Saturday nights.

Sinbad cyclops tiki

 

 

Here’s a teaser of one of the rare mugs from Boo-Tiki!

boo-tiki logo, monster tiki mugs

 

lo pan tiki mug

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uh huh… LO-PAN!!!

http://www.tikioasis.com for more

Comic Con 2016

San Diego comic con group photo of dc heroes and villains
For the 8th year or so, maybe 9 who knows or cares, we from Danger Factory, Popular Naughty and friends will be displaying our wares and personalities at booth 1617 within the mind-boggling Comic Con International! Besides the clothing line thing (all designed by raconteur, Lothario and artist-type, Rex Edhlund), we will have a selection of super rare TIKI MUGS from Boo Tiki, and the most recent releases from legendary alt art and underground publisher LAST GASP! Please come by. Please enjoy.

I LOVE these Satanic dudes that are part of the monstrous world ruling conspiracy.

Because they rock.  You know, the ONLY reason to ever rule.  Ghost BC

Munsters, Who’s the Hottest Ghoul, Lily Munster or Phoebe Munster?


Here we have the only known color footage of “My Fair Munster”, 5 minutes of the original 15-minute unaired pilot that featured Joan Marshall as Phoebe Munster, Happy Derman as a much hammier and blatant Eddie Munster, and Beverley Owen as Marilyn Munster. After getting greenlit, the show, now B&W, was quickly recast with the super-exotic Yvonne De Carlo as Lily, Butch Patrick as Edward “Eddie” Wolfgang Munster, and Pat Priest as Marilyn.

SO, who do you think disturbed us bad kids more and shaped our dark, sensual tastes to adore all the hot goth chicks incredible women today.

Phoebe Munster?

hot munster mom Phoebe

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hot phoebe munster

Or Lily Munster?

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sexy monster Lily Munster

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Or, I mean, maybe Herman was your thing?

color herman munster dressed as a woman

Sadness filled with Pop Pin-ups.

SOOOOOOOOOO sad and depressed at the loss of ol’. Hershell on the Walking Dead last night. So I will drown my sorrows in a wave of weird-pop.
sexy anime chracters for a delicious pop culture treat

Aah, here’s some now. I am completely unfamiliar with this, but there are giant holes in my anime education that I need to work on. Here’s what HobbySearch in Japan has to say about it.

Popular Anime ● “Queens Blade” than in the pitch-black outfit – a veteran mercenary Echidna]
We will send.
Popular addition to our previous work ●, we also repainted skin and facial expressions.
● Mr. GIGANTES archetype of course! Please enjoy daily!
Sword ●, the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable. 16,020 yen

Wassat? “the shield can be removed. Of course, the snake (Kerutan) is also removable?” I see. Yep, weird pop. I love you Japan. You’re my special guys! I especially love the recommendation to “enjoy daily”. eye popping pop culture

We still miss you Hersh.
We missw you Hershel from the Walking Dead.

Industry showroom lobby

Industry showroom lobby

Goth Girl just can’t help her strange candy happiness.

happy goth girl smiles at norregarde candy

I love this NSFW commercial from Denmark. I think people can handle swearing and y’know, goth girls are always hot- that’s just science. The only thing that mystifies me about this gem from Nørregade candies is the flavor. Licorice, chili, and “sweetness”… is this a Danish thing?

Remember, Buy Popular Naughty Streetwear- it may save your life. With deliciousness.

We Won!! Now let’s keep Geeks in charge by doing it right.

Geeks rule the world, well not the ENTIRE world, just the fun bits. We have the reins of pop culture and if we keep doing it right with loads of vim and tons of vigor, we can slowly transform the world into a cool, loving, super-colorful, exciting place. We CAN have our jetpacks. Get to work team geek!