Friday, October 22, 2010

Part Seven in a Series of Questions on Graffiti: Social Media's Impact on Graffiti Culture

I come from a really geographically isolated place and so the internet played a huge part in putting my art out there for people to see. Part of me feels resistant to new technology as it evolves and I have definitely experienced the negatives with forums and speaking your 'opinion' online because of the extent it can be misinterpreted. It's true that at times it's a lot more effective to say nothing but it’s also good to keep an open mind about the way socialization changes with internet media. – Askew TMD (New Zealand)

Whatever one thinks or believes about graffiti today, it is a business, a big one. You can be a part or not. You can make fun of cheesy graffiti styled products filling the shelves of major stores but absolutely understand that money is being paid for all of it. The world doesn’t care about graffiti history, style kings or even who is good or not. The “un-graffiti” minded world thinks we all do the same art, think the same and may only be about a dozen or million of us who do it. Social media dumbs down the viewer, it’s our responsibility to educate the unknowing, not continue teaching the supporters. We have to raise our game constantly to keep the craft alive. – Erni Vales 

…Excerpts from:

Part Seven in a Series of Questions on Graffiti: Social Media's Impact on Graffiti Culture

by graffiti pioneer Estria Miyashiro, "West Coast OG writin' on walls since 1984" and "Head of national Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A boy & his robot…on the scrapbook edge…

Manga covers 1956-1966:  Tetsujin 28-gō

Tetsujin 28-gō, the famous Japanese robot manga series written and illustrated by Mitsuteru Yokoyama, ran as a monthly insert in Shōnen Magazine from July 1956 to May 1966. The manga follows the adventures of a 10-year-old boy named Shotarō and his giant crime-fighting robot named Tetsujin 28 (a.k.a "Gigantor" in the US), which was originally built by the boy's late father as a secret weapon for the Japanese military during World War II.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

You can architect a world inside a lampshade…on the scrapbook edge…

Early Assemblage - Mel & Judith Begin Their Trip

The Migration of Mel & Judith - Royal Academy of Arts, London
 Architect, Thomas Hiller introduces the project
Firstly I’d like to introduce you to Mel (short for Melvin) and Judith, a recently retired couple from Croydon who have decided to give up on their life in London’s third City and travel Europe in search of the perfect caravan spot and a touch of hot weather! As they travel the couple realise they miss the home comforts of England, especially white bread which seems impossible to get abroad. To combat thier longing they slowly adapt and customise their caravan-house to feel a little more like home. Walls of the caravan become aroma filled bricks of white bread, especially made by Mel & Judith themselves. Other adaptations include the pebbledash façade reminiscent of their Croydon abode. A green lawn-carpet that is much cooler underfoot than the hot Marbella sand and when it gets too hot there's always the sprinkler system and snow-chimney.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

4 Intriguing Collage Books on the Scrapbook Edge



Ahí estaba el espejo, la noche lo acompañaba.
Al levantar la mirada, autómata, el instante y una milésima de luz me devolvieron la curva de mi cadera.
Al roce de tu recuerdo, cobró vida tu mano como una segunda piel.
Tu caricia turbia, en la niebla del alba, despertó mi corazón.

August 2009/Soul Journal
21 x 28 cms. 8.5 x 11 in. Double spread. Collage on paper. Handmade.
Instants, sighs.

hope returns

hope returns
mixed media in visual journal

somebody's pony

somebody's pony
11' x 16" - mixed media collage in art journal; detail
2010 © all rights reserved

 Love's Perversity
Love's Perverted Pleasure by Doug Millison
Mixed-media journal page,  9" x 12", original in spiral notebook. Magazine clips, acrylic paint. Join him at JUNKYARD KNIFE, SCRAPBOOK LIFE: ENCOUNTERS AT THE EDGE:  6-28 November 2010, AJS Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Are you a person dreaming you're a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming you're a person?

Japanese Poster: Butterfly Dream. Tadanori Yokoo. 2007

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Rebuild the Future with Invisible Children

You Are What You Do from INVISIBLE CHILDREN on Vimeo.

We love the junk journal/streetart/collage/scrapbook look-and-feel of this video, for a good cause:
Rebuild the Future with Invisible Children

Join Schools for Schools //

For the fall round of Schools for Schools, Halogen TV is matching the first $100,000 raised by high schools and colleges across the country. Clubs are competing against each other to rebuild schools in war-affected northern Uganda and to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see their work in action in Uganda.

Emily Kobliska Christians' Art Journal looking good

We're loving Emily Kobliska Christians' Art Journal…on the scrapbook edge.

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pleae enjoy "Utopia" by Rainbow Mermaid…on the scrapbook edge…

Utopia looks a tad frantic, in a way that makes looking at these images fun. Be sure to visit Rainbow Mermaid's Etsy shop and buy some of her wonderful creations:




Wednesday, October 6, 2010


by Doug Millison Mixed-media journal page, 10" x 13", original in spiral notebook. Art postcard plus scraps from the craft table. See more at 6-28 November 2010, AJS Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Big19 by deLoto

Instants, sighs.

Big19 unPatio_conFlores_y_estrellas; April 2010 / Soul Journal. 21 x 28 cm (8.5 x 11 in.) Double spread. Collage on paper. Handmade.