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DESIGNER CON WRAP-UP (Part 1)

I visited Designer Con (or ‘D con’) this weekend to catch up on all things cute and weird.

If you’re in the market to either start or add to your collection of curiosities from adorable, spooky, sci-fi or retardedly hilarious realms this is your mecca. Artists you know + love are present and so happy to share their work and meet with fans. The show is run by a very small staff and has all the warmth + welcome you’d expect from any proper elementary school birthday party. I even saw a kid in a dinosaur costume.

While it’s over for 2013 let this be the bug in your ear to keep your  spidey senses open for next years 2-day event (and perhaps open yourself a savings account in the interim).

THE LAST EMPIRE :: photo by Jackorama

THE LAST EMPIRE :: photo by Jackorama

This is basically the best thing. I really love how Jackorama takes the piss out of popular culture. Brilliant.

Crazy cute sustainable taxidermy by Nana & Cody of Yetis & Friends – recognizable creatures include Baphomet, Krampus + the ‘Benevolent Yeticorn’.

YOSKAY YAMAMOTO

YOSKAY YAMAMOTO’S ‘SIDEWAYS’

I love this because I love squares and square things. Yoskay Yamamoto‘s ‘Sideways’ was produced in a small edition of 100 & is available through Mighty Jaxx.

MELTY MISFITS by BUFF MONSTER MELTY MISFITS by BUFF MONSTER

Tom Lichtman of Side Kick Lab posing with MELTY MISFITS trading cards by friend of Art Nerd Buff Monster!

SUCKADELIC

I’m grateful to the folks at SUCKADELIC for keeping things hilarious – they even had a live show!

CHET ZAR

Chet Zar – one of the hardest working artists in Artland. Chet consistently displays finely crafted creatures from apocalyptic sandy desert steam-punk hells and beyond. Nice to see some of his work on merch so we can take it with us on daily adventures.

BIGFOOT1 - THE FOREST WARLORD

Good to see BIGFOOT1 – The Forest Warlord.

He’s holding things down in the forests of the world protecting giant sacred trees and meditating and stuff. Maybe he’s not meditating – I like to think he is though… there can’t be that many horrible loggers in the woods, right? At any rate, he’s not taking any bullshit and keeping the world beautiful and healthy. I’m kind of crushing on him.

BEST EVER XMAS TREE

New York can keep Rockefeller Square cuz Designer Con’s got THIS!

It’s the best Christmas tree beaming in all it’s fuschia glory for those who sing carols under palm trees. A tip of the hat to Maneki Nekro studios for it’s creation.

In an effort to keep your Art Nerding digestible, sit tight for Part 2 of our Designer Con WRAP UP!!

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