It’s (kind of) Spring! So I’m having a Spring Sale in my online shop - to get 15% off of any shop order, just use the code SPRINGSPRUNG at the checkout. The code can be used against any order and will expire on the 7th of April. Huzzah!
Yay! We received the Rather Odd Alphabet as a present for our daughter & have the Cthulu lives design as a fridge magnet!
I’m currently involved in a Kickstarter project for a film called She Moved Through The Fair. It’s written and directed by my friend Owen Franklin and I’ll be editing the film in the autumn. While it doesn’t need an astronomical amount of funding, it does still need to get to £20,000, a tall order at the moment, but there’s still plenty of time left to help fund and spread the word on the project. Click on the image and you’ll be taken to the Kickstarter page where you can read more about the project, including seeing me on camera (a rare RARE thing)!
Fashion designer Jeremy Scott has completely ripped off skateboarding in the name of fashion. In his A/W 2013 collection, Scott’s designs can be seen as blatant plagiarisms of classic artwork by Jim Phillips done for Santa Cruz Skateboards. The proof is in the pudding my friends. Let us hope that Jim Phillips and Phillips Studios take legal action to do skateboarding the justice it deserves.
As both a huge Jim Phillips fan (I have his Screaming Hand design tattoo’d on my forearm,) as well as an artist myself, I want this guy exposed as a hack. Crediting someone takes nothing away from your own creativity, providing you used them as inspiration and didn’t just blatantly rip them off. This guy obviously took Picasso’s famous quote a little too literally.
It’s a fact so jaw-dropping it’s unbelievable — people thought it was a crazy Internet rumor until Politifact verified it. But it’s true: More Americans have died just since 1960 from gun incidents — suicides, accidents, and homicides — than died in every war in U.S. history. The deadliest war the U.S. has ever had is the war we waged against ourselves.
And there are still people out there arguing that gun control isn’t necessary. Incredible.