A Conversation with Blek Le Rat and Doze Green

[display_podcast] Graffiti legends Blek Le Rat and Doze Green chat about growth in the counter culture art movement, changes in style, and what the future holds for the scene. The two were in the middle of prepping for their show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, opening October 18, 2008. Thanks to the gallery for setting this up. The film was shot on a Canon G9 point and shoot and edited in iMovie...

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The Eric Pigors Interview
Oct11

The Eric Pigors Interview

Eric Pigor’s art is like a test tube filled with parts of the Addams Family, some vintage horror movies, and a touch of Mexican wrestling. He blends kiche with cool and has just released a Circus Punk that epitomizes his creepy sense of style. With Halloween approaching, Life In A Bungalo decided to visit Unkle Pigors to find out what he’s been up to. So what’s your home like on Halloween? Judging by some of your...

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The Art of El Maz
Sep30

The Art of El Maz

Take one look at El Maz’s custom designs or the stunning imagery on his first production piece for the Gwin toy series and it’s hard to imagine that this 27 year old Northern California native was raised knee deep in the graffiti game. His paintings, be they on vinyl or canvas, conjure emotions of desolate creatures and stark nature. His black trees look dead against color-soaked backdrop, his birds seem sad and lonely,...

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An Interview with Tara McPherson
Aug17

An Interview with Tara McPherson

Call her the queen of poster pop, call her a lowbrow goddess, call her the female Frank Kozik–To outsider art fans Tara McPherson is a master (or is it mistress) of cartoon imagery and is single handedly making it cool to like sad girls with missing hearts and super-hot space cadets. Life in A Bungalo got the chance to chat with Tara about the resurgence of poster art, her recent dabbling in vinyl toys, and her upcoming book...

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Who is Abe Lincoln, Jr?
Jul27

Who is Abe Lincoln, Jr?

For weeks toy fans were speculating what the super-secret chase figure would be in the latest set of Kid Robot’s widely popular Dunny series. In the past, Dunnys designed by kings of lowbrow like Kozik and Coop have spurred hundreds of vinyl art collectors to scurry to hunt down these hard to find chases. Then the news broke. Last week, at San Diego Comic Con, a few lucky fans scored a Dunny that looked like no other. Sporting a...

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UPSO Interview: Why Mustachioed Men Are Cool
Jul20

UPSO Interview: Why Mustachioed Men Are Cool

Prior to the release of Dunnys Series 2, there’s a good chance you never heard the name UPSO or Dustin Amery Hostetler, but you probably have seen his work. Designing portraits with digital media and a cartoony, yet life-like style, UPSO has received paydays from some major magazines, including Wired and Flaunt. And, thanks to a little day-glow yellow Dunny and near sell-out shows in New York City, UPSO is ready to take the...

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