Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The 8 Faces Behind The Greatest Costumed Horror Icons

#8 + #7. Dane Farewell and Roger Jackson - Ghostface (Scream)
Dane Farwell was the stuntman who was physically behind the cloak and mask for the majority of Ghostface’s screen time and Roger Jackson, a voice actor with over 150 credits to his his name provided Ghostface's voice.

#6. Roberto Campanella - Red Pyramid (Silent Hill)
Roberto Campanella played both Red Pyramid and the mangled bathroom janitor Colin, and also served as the film’s choreographer.

#5. Nick Castle - Michael Myers (Halloween)
Although it was Tony Moran who was the actual face of Myers when he is unmasked near the end of the movie, the person we see the most, the one that walked the walk and talked the uh-…the heavy breathing…is Nick Castle.

#4. Gunnar Hansen - Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)

#3. Bolaji Badejo - The Alien (Alien)
One of the films casting directors picked up the 7-foot-tall, Somalia-born, North London graphic designer at a bar to play the star villain in Ridley Scott’s Alien, but once filming was complete, he vanished off the face of the earth.

#2. Billy Bryan - Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Ghostbusters)
Anyone who is surprised to see Stay Puft on a list of costumed terrors is either a sociopath or a professional clown or most likely both. In what could be called the most loved film of its generation, Ghostbusters also featured one of the most dread-inducing monsters since Godzilla (who, by the way, is only absent from this list because he fell more into the sci-fi/monster genre than the horror genre). With his blank eyes and plastic smile, the marshmallow man killed hundreds upon hundreds as he made his delicious yet deadly-looking rampage down the streets of New York City. While the character was portrayed at times through stop-motion and model work, most of the work was done by special effects master Billy Bryan – who not only performed as Stay Puft, but created the costume as well!

#1. Kevin Peter Hall - The Predator (Predator)
Kevin Peter Hall is without a doubt the best person who ever lived. Better than Gandhi. He was able to take a totally silent, mostly faceless, and often completely invisible character and make it the most physically intimidating presence of a film that starred Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers, and freaking Arnold Schwarzenegger. At 7’ 2” he towered over his co-stars, but his size wasn’t what did it – it was the way he moved, his hunter stance and walk that just made you want to run for your life. Mannerisms that, after his unfortunate death, were mimicked in every Predator film to follow the sequel.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Natural Disaster Visualization Art

As the east coast of the USA picks up the pieces, we look at how natural disasters can shape art. Breaking from the usual ways we visualize natural weather phenomenon, several artists have used disaster data as a source for creative projects that give us a different viewpoint on their prevalence and effects. Nature’s mood swings can severely alter landscapes, destroying cities and homes, throwing everything off balance, and art can offer us a way to look at these events with new insight. Despite the dire context of these works, they even prove to be quite beautiful.

In Wind Map, Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viegas have literally mapped the invisible, ancient source of energy that surrounds us.

This 3D printed model of a seismogram of the 2011 earthquake that wreaked havoc on Japan’s coast, one of the major natural disaster tragedies in recent history was created by Luke Jerram. The artwork measures 30cm x 20cm and represents 9 minutes of the earthquake.

Joanie Lemercier of AntiVJ was one of thousands who had their travel plans ruined by the massive volcanic ash cloud spouted by this Icelandic volcano in 2010. However, in addition to inconvenience, Lemercier’s obsessive checking of the news reports served as creative inspiration. He ended up turning his frustrations into a beautiful animation, which he created as a 2D mural, with added 3D effect using projections and shading techniques.

Prelude to Man With Iron Fists

Assisted by Afro Samurai illustrator Eric Calderon, RZA gives fans something to wet their appetite before the release of The Man With The Iron Fists on November 2nd. As Calderon uses water colors to visually usher viewers, RZA narrates an encounter his character, the Blacksmith, has on a port stop.


Daniel Agdag Detailed Cardboard Sculptures

Australian, Daniel Agdag uses cardboard and PVA glue to create these immensely detailed sculptures and incredibly, he makes most fo them freehand, with no blueprint diagram to compare his sculpture to!! 


Sunday, October 28, 2012

MF Doom Paints a Wall in London

 MF Doom has a gig here next week and Adidas did a lil interview with him whilst Doom painted a wall in Shoreditch, opposite the Village Underground....

Caia Koopman Print

Spoke Art has this beautiful print by Caia Koopman up for sale now. “Mittens” is an 18″ x 24″ screenprint, has an edition of 100, and costs $50. Visit


Kaws Astroboy Rip-Off

This is his latest lame figure. Why does no-one sue KAWS for copyright infringement?? I don't get it...

3A Toys Update

Gotta love this futuristic samurai (TK) from 3A Toys & Ashley Wood, as well as their new KungFu-esque Tomorrow Kings Figures!


Hang-Up Urban Pieces

A couple tasty things available at Hang-Up Urban...

Artist: Retna
Title: Untitled, Hand Pulled Multiple
Year: 2010
Medium: Silkscreen Hand Painted Multiple
Description: Signed and Numbered by the artist
Size: 148 x 107 cms
Edition: 2
Price: £9895

Artist: Magnus Gjoen
Title: My Heart is Yours Forever
Year: 2012
Medium: Enhanced Matte 189 gsm paper
Description: Signed and numbered by the artist
Size: 70 x 70 cms
Edition: 60
Price: £250

Artist: Shepard Fairey / OBEY
Title: Shoplifters Welcome
Year: 2012
Medium: Signed and numbered
Size: 61 x 46 cms
Edition: 450
Price: £ 300

Artist: Phil Frost
Title: Frost Canvas
Medium: Canvas

Description: Signed by the artist
Size: 60 x 60 cms
Edition: 1
Price: £5500

Artist: Cept
Title: A Better Tomorrow
Year: 2009
Medium: Silk Screen
Description: Signed and stamped by the artist
Size: 50 x 70 cms
Edition: 20
Price: £150

SheOne in Vapour Trails

Vapour Trail Series - SheOne from End of the line on Vimeo.

The first of the Vapour Trail Series bought to you by EndoftheLine. The Vapour Trail is a series of short videos focusing on some of our favourite artists that have collaborated with us over the years, and we're kicking off with world renowned graffiti artist SheOne.

Featured artists choose their preferred setup and backdrop music that represents them.

Filmed by Toby Summerskill
Edited by Jim Vision
Produced & Managed by EndoftheLine
Shot at Rockwell House
Music by Masters of Reality

Magnetic - Heavy Dub By Magnes

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Oliver Vernon

Visually, Brooklyn based artist Oliver Vernon’s paintings draw upon an incredibly varied pool of influences, from abstract expressionism, to post pop surrealism and the polished finish of figurative realism.

Grime Writer Pen

Grime Writer is a special chunky marker pen that can be filled with cleaning solution, and used to create art on a canvas of filth. Use it to tag your dirty vehicles & windows, or to transform dirt into artistic expression.

Much more socially acceptable than real graffiti and (more importantly) a lot less illegal - Grime Writer helps you leave your mark wherever you find muck. Use responsibly to help promote the phenomenon of negative graffiti, and brilliantly combine the crime of defacing a bridge with the community service time cleaning it up again afterwards, into one harmless, helpful, creative act.

Design by Jakob

Thanks to Ektopia for the info!

Upmost Zine Issue 9

Cant remember if I've already posted about this, but no harm in a repost! London grime from Upmost.. I hope they keep pumping out these bad boy zines.

Dutch Graffiti

See more Dutch Graffiti on this Flickr Account....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Herbaliser Competition

ESPVisuals have teamed up with Soundcrash to do a quick competition to win a pair of tickets for the Herbaliser & others gig this weekend- 27th October! Simple question: What is the name of the Herbalisr's forthcoming self-released LP? (clue- answer is in the text below)
email: selphespcrew [at} g mail {dot} com and a winner will be randomly picked :)

Soundcrash presents an evening featuring two of London’s finest acts: Launching their seventh studio album will be our all-time favourite funky, forward thinking, experimental hip hop collective The Herbaliser making a return to their roots with their forthcoming self-released LP “There Were Seven”. Joining them in the midst of their “Rollerchain” world-wide tour will be our favourite turntable Soul trio Belleruche! On Dj duties we are very excited to have over from Paris for an ultra-rare London appearance the seminal Hip Hop producer DJ CAM plus Ninja Tune stalwart DJ Food playing a live audiovisual show. This will be a glorious celebration of some of the most creative and influential acts that have helped shape the sounds of today.

The Herbaliser ft. special guest 
Ghettosocks (live) 
Belleruche (live) 
DJ Cam 
DJ Food (Live AV Set) 
Soundcrash Djs

Tickets normally cost £17.50.....

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chicago Walls

Amazing collection of recent walls in Chicago over HERE...

Sair VTP BoomBox

Nice paintjob by Sair, VTP crew...


Pushead X Usugrow Rebel Captain

WANT!! Pushead X Usugrow Rebel Captain GlowInDark marbled seen at the SDCC this year

[Thanks to Toybotstudios for this info]

Shoe Mural London

Hookedblog has some great images of Dutch artist and type-obsessed Niels 'Shoe' Meulman putting up a mad script based mural outside the Village Underground, london for the Moniker Art Fair....

Check out more after the jump...
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