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ESPV Blog
We cover a range of creative topics from Art, Graffiti, Streetart, Graphic Design, Robotics, Technology, Anime and Videogame Reviews and much much more! Some of the weirdest and most wonderful articles from the blogosphere!
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Radioactive Marnon
2008-03-15 22:38:00
I don't normally post about Kaiju toys, cos it's a whole other world of collecting that I'm too scared to delve into. However, this Dream Rocket X Rotofugi Marnon version I found HERE really stuck out to me.I love the details on Radioactive Marnon's head, with the brains coming through and his fingertips have some wicked internal detailing too. Marnon's back is covered in lost souls with his tail made from the bottom soul puking its wretched guts out! A brilliant idea, that deserves a mention on our blog.
More About: Design , Toys
ESPVisuals Interview
2008-03-15 22:33:00
Forgot to post this earlier, but PHilfy managed to hook ESPV up with an interview for Design Taxi, the Asia-based art/graphic design web mag. If you wanna know more about what we do, check us out HERE.
More About: People , Artist , Interview , Visuals
Sushi Art
2008-03-13 18:25:00
"Sushi chef Ken Kawasumi shows a replica he created of Vincent van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' made of sushi at a press event in Tokyo Thursday, March 6, 2008. Kawasumi displayed his skill of transforming sushi into a colorful work of art at the special event celebrating the publishing of his new book 'The most simple way to make decorative sushi-rolls' in Japan." Probably the smelliest version of Van Gogh's Sunflowers too![VIA]
More About: Funny
Chris Kuksi New Sculpture
2008-03-13 18:16:00
Amazing artist, Chris Kuksi has just finished his "Afterworld Transporter" sculpture, which is again, something to behold. The sheer level of detail of his work is mind-boggling!See my original post on him HERE. You can then see his other beautiful works...[VIA]
More About: Artist , Sculpture , Contemporary Art
Funny GIF
2008-03-13 18:06:00
Thanks to Jerome who emailed me this lovely GIF image!
More About: Funny
Shocking inventions
2008-03-13 17:51:00
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More About: Inventions
Banksymania
2008-03-12 18:13:00
This is Banksys latest street work on the Essex Road, London N1. Romanywg filmed the spot for 1 hour on 6th March 2008 to see the crowd's reaction......Thanks to MJAR for the hook-up
More About: Graffiti , Artist
Tekkon Kinkreet
2008-03-12 15:36:00
Tekkon Kinkreet or Tekkonkinkreet (the English version) is a feature length anime. It was released in Japan in 2006 and was adapted from the one volume manga series by Taiyo Mathumoto: Black and White. The film was originally supposed to be directed by Koji Morimoto who wanted to turn it into a 3D film. But after realizing that there is grate difficulty in expressing emotion in 3D, he lost interest in the project. Then Michael Arias was allowed to direct the film after he persuaded Studio 4șC to give him a chance. This has made Michael Arias the first non-Japanese director of a major anime film. (So for all you aspiring non-Japanese that want to get into the anime business there is hope. But remember he has worked he non-Japanese butt off for many many many years prior to this film, and has lived and worked in Japan for over 15 years.)Tekkon Kinkreet takes place in Takara Machi (Treasure city) and centres around two street kids Kuro (Black) and Shiro (White). They take care ...
More About: Anime , Review
Secret Wars Series 2 Grand Final
2008-03-11 21:18:00
I was nervous. It was the first time Cafe 1001 had hosted an event like Secret Wars and I was really worried that our regular punters wouldn't show. Fuck that. It was one in, one out by 10pm on a Friday night! The place was heaving and heads from all over came down to witness the live illustration event of the year. It was a really debated Final with loads of drama in the days to follow.....Secret Wars Rules: 90 mins on the clock. Black pens only. Freestyle (no sketches). Go big or go home. The winner is decided by two judges and the third vote uses a crowd decibel reader to see which artist is cheered for more. I was unlucky enough to be one of the judges who would decide which artist would win a thousand quid. Yes, that's right 1,000 GBP for the winner!!!!!!The following is a summary about what happened on that freaky Friday 29th Feb at the Secret Wars Series 2 Grand Final....Illustrator WEN was on the left and Graffiti Artist ODISY on the right hand panel. Both pieces were full...
More About: Design , Cool
12 year Old Drummer Tony Royster Jr
2008-03-10 18:28:00
This is a drum solo video with 12 year old Tony Royster Jr. I originally posted about a child prodigy drummer last year (CLICK HERE) and I have to say that this guy could possibly be better! If I was Royster Senior, I would turn him into the sickest death metal drummer the world had ever seen............Amazing!
More About: Video , Music , People , Cool
Ultra Cool Fireplace Furniture
2008-03-09 12:57:00
We, as humans, have been sucked into the aesthetics of fire since the dawn of man and shit ain't ever gonna change either. Now that we have made some brilliant technological advances over the years, it is now possible to have a fireplace in your livingroom without the need for a proper fireplace or chimney. Planika have created some furniture with built in special fireplaces that use a patened alcohol bio-fuel known as Fanola. It apparently is smokeless and has no known ecological/toxicological side-effects. Amazing! Marshmallows roasting over your coffee table, mmm-mmm.[VIA]
More About: Design , Architecture , Furniture , Cool , Ultra
Dave Devries Monster Engine
2008-03-09 12:44:00
Most kids have amazing imaginations, especially when conceptualising monsters, but they usually find it hard to realise their visions. Until now. Dave Devries takes drawings made by children of monsters and then re-creates them using his own skills whilst trying to stay true to the original idea. A great way for kids to see their monsters scarier than life!See more crazy renditions HERE.[VIA]All artwork © MWH Press LLC. All Rights Reserved.
More About: Artist , Cool , Engine , Monster
Kenny Wongs Copperhead18 Figure
2008-03-09 12:12:00
Kenny Wong has just given us some teaser shots of his new figure, Dr. Cube. This amazingly detailed 1:6 figure comes with beautifully rendered diving helmet and of course, a range of accessories that beggars belief. Usually, I'm not too into 12 inch figure but Kenny of Brothersworker is one of the few that make me really go wow....(I just dont get how he can afford to create these hyper-detailed accessories like the blowtorch, hammer and wiring for it!) [VIA]
More About: Design , Toys , Artist , Cool , Kenny
New York Subway Art Book
2008-03-08 14:48:00
While it is not the same as having the actual hard copy, the classic book Subway Art by Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper is now online!{VIA}
More About: New York , Graffiti , Book , York
Some interesting Body Control Videos
2008-03-08 12:29:00
The Perfect Drug Gold Star (Nine Inch Nails)- Expert Drums Level - Game: Rock BandThe best RC Helicopter "pilot" you are ever gonna watch. This guy has serious control!Beardyman poses as a lecturer before bursting into beatbox. Very funny!
More About: Video , Videos , Funny , Interesting , Body
Adam Haynes
2008-03-07 12:20:00
Adam Haynes has been illustrating for Nike 6.0 (their extreme sports label) for a couple years now and I think he rocks. His illustrations are so rich in detail, yet aren't necessarily made up of clean, straight lines. I first saw his work in a copy of Ride BMX magazine and loved his "rider's perspective", standing on the top of a massive drop off, waiting to just jump or roll into that huge transfer etc. This dude has a really bright future in the illustration game.Thanks to UKAdapta for the heads up.Check more of Adam's work HERE.
More About: Design , Skate , Illustration , Adam
PHESP Review: Toys
2008-03-07 05:30:00
My toys of 2007-08It's no secret that ESPV loves toys.. Selph's post a couple months ago of all his best toys for 2007 inspiered me to do the same. So here are all my toys for 2007-08.. there is a mixed bunch chracters and don't ask me for all their names cuz I can't really remmember. If you see a toy you like but not sure what the name is let us know and we can forward you some details.. if you have a sweet ass toy you got recently and would like to share then email us anytime and let us know. Stay tunded for more toy reviews coming soon, plus Melbourne Art Part 3.. enjoy!
More About: Toys , Review
3 Beautiful Animation and Motion Videos
2008-03-06 00:53:00
Jasper Morello Animated Movie with music by Mars Volta.1st Ave Machine transcends the boundary between imagination and reality in the new CG/live action music video for the track "Ted" by Chris Clark of Warp Records.AtomFilms.com: Funny Video s | Funny Cartoons | Comedy CentralThe Pearce Sisters by Luis Cook. Two lonely sisters who live by the sea throw peculiar tea parties. Best animated short at 07 Bafta's.
More About: Videos , Animation , Cool , Beautiful
Chris Conte Sculpture
2008-03-06 00:42:00
Chris Conte has finally started showing his pieces publicly last year, but I reckon he should have started alot earlier. Super clean mechanics with a sprinkle of antique makes his sculptures stand out to me.See more HERE.
More About: Robots , Show , Chris , Sculpture , Contemporary Art
Slamball
2008-03-04 19:35:00
Dkoda originally told me about this sport a couple months ago and I have finally found a good 10min. highlights/explainer video of this mad sport. It's a mix of basketball, american football and ice hockey played on trampolines.....Obviously, some of the best dunks/slams you will ever see!
More About: Video , Funny , Funny Videos
Fredy Wenzel
2008-03-04 19:19:00
Fredy Wenzel is a German 3D cover artist with some serious talent. He definitely has the eye for layers and textures and the images he creates are truly hyper-realistic. See more of his incredible work HERE.
More About: Science , Design , Computers , Robots , Artist
Tim Tsui Toy Show at Bodhi Gallery
2008-03-04 00:22:00
Great custom show by one of the original simian toy makers, Hong Kong's Tim Tsui. He shared a show at the Bodhi Gallery on Brick Lane with talented young artist Alice Chan. Da Minci is one of my fave interpretations of the popular monkey designs and to see him making Da Minci into customised as superhero icons is amazing. The prototype (all-white image) looks pretty darn tasty too....More great pics from Doc18's Flickr
More About: Design , Toys , Show , Custom
UKAdapta March Update
2008-03-03 23:19:00
We have just updated the UKAdapta website, not only with our normal monthly update, but also with a completely new facelift for our English section!For those of you who don't know, a couple of the ESPV team run a web mag which reports on all aspects of London's talentpool of creatives. From Graffiti Artists to Architecture to the Moving Image, we have in-depth access to many of London's best Creatives as well as the odd foreign artist who may be in town. Please check out the site and any feedback would be greatly appreciated!p.s. Look to the left column next to this post to see many of the other interviews we have done in the past year.
More About: Music , Design , Interview
Great Choons
2008-03-02 23:00:00
To Build a Home by Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick WatsonRihanna and the Klaxons play together Live at The Brit Awards
More About: Video , Great
Wicked Gif
2008-03-01 23:56:00
More emails of random images....these ones happen to move.Thanks for the Gifs Steve!
More About: Animation , Funny , Cool , Wicked , Visuals
Origami Notes
2008-03-01 14:04:00
Was helping to host Secret Wars last night at Cafe 1001 and have spent the whole week sorting out that and a couple other events. So a major apology for not posting in the last four days. Was sent an email containing some nice ideas for folding your paper money into funky head-dresses for various leaders.Thanks Sonya!
More About: Design , People , Cool , Notes , Origami
Another Evil Mickey Mouse
2008-02-26 14:11:00
I love finding random and darker versions of cute icons, like Mickey Mouse as they subvert what was once a staple part of Western kid culture into zombies or capitalist scum with a mission to destroy. It's the latter theory that forms the foundations for this mad video found from HERE. According to the post, "Toy Box Series, Episode 3: Picture Book 1936? (Omocha-Bako Series, Dai-3-Wa: Ehon 1936) is a 1934 propaganda-ish film about a future (1936) conflict started by a swarm of evil, bat-riding Mickey Mouse clones that descend on a tiny island inhabited by peace-loving dolls and cats (including a Felix lookalike). Overwhelmed by the attack, the desperate island residents bang on the cover of a large picture book to enlist the help of Momotaro, Urashima Taro (the Japanese version of Rip Van Winkle), and other traditional fairy tale heroes and characters. After Urashima Taro uses his famous ?mystery box? to turn the big Mickey into a decrepit old fogey." Sounds like a blatant propagan...
More About: Video , Funny , Animal , Funny Videos , Anime
Color Blind artist Learns to Paint by Hearing
2008-02-26 13:53:00
According to an article on the Times Online, Neil Harbisson is a color-blind (Black & white sight only) artist who has recently been given the ability to paint with a full range of colors using a small gadget that allows him to "hear" the hue of the color pallette. He has been fitted with a device called an Eyeborg, which converts 360 colours into different sounds. "As an art student at Dartington College of Arts in Devon, he painted only in black and white because that is all he saw. But three years ago he met Adam Montandon, a cybernetics expert who came to give a lecture at the college. After the talk, Montandon was told of Harbisson?s condition and he took up the challenge of solving the problem, enabling Harbisson to paint in colour. The artist suffers from achromatopsia ? or complete congenital colour blindness. Montandon created the Eyeborg system, which is a head-mounted digital camera that reads the colours directly in front of it. The camera is connected to a laptop comput...
More About: People , Color , Robots , Artist , Cool
PHESP Review: The Mist (Film)
2008-02-26 10:45:00
PHESP Review : The Mist (Film )Stephen King does it againSo how do you review a film without giving too much away and ruining it for those who haven?t watched it yet? Well let?s just say this film is well worth a watch and kept me curious and intrigued till the end and I would definitely recommend it to all of yall. In short, this film is a ?fiction-thriller bloody monster ?film that should please most people. The Mist is a horror novel originally written by King in 1980 and made into a film in 2007 which was written and directed by Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption, Green Mile) and stars Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Marcia Gay Harden (Into The Wild, Mystic River), Toby Jones (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) and Andre Braugher (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer).The cast isn?t anything special but actually, I thought the actors did a good job in this one. I went into the cinema to watch The Mist without knowing anything at all about it and came out very pleased...
More About: Video
Johnny Cash Vs. Cypress Hill Mashup
2008-02-25 21:08:00
Classic video mashup of Johnny Cash "Got Rhythm" and Cypress Hill's "Insane in the Membrane" instrumental[VIA]
More About: Video , Funny , Music , Funny Videos , Cool
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