Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Paisley Moon 4:20 Hats

T-bone and Aljax were commissioned by our good friends at Paisley Moon to create a new version of the Space Robot Girl design we had created for them back in '06, to be used for a new promotional hat. We decided on an 8-bit version dominating the city. 

Over half of black hemp shell is an embroidered pixelated version of Reading, PA, with additional patches on top featuring the Robot Girl and Paisley Moon logos. 

The silk inside is a printed pixelated brain, on the brim is are 2 silkscreened eyeballs 

And, the first time seeing our logo embroidered into something, all legit and shit

manufactured by Grassroots California, available at Paisley Moon stores and merch stands

Alternative Movie Posters II release details

Excited to announce that 2 of our posters are featured in Matthew Chojnacki's newest book, Alternative Movie Posters II: More Film Art from the Underground! Coming at ya in November. Follow the link for more details:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Hail Hydra!

Hey all! Over 7 months of silence, we've never been busier! We'll be posting a ton of works over the next few days, so let's just start from the beginning shall we?

First, Hydra Artist Studios.
 T-Bone & Aljax collaborated with, built, and share this place with 5 of the most awesomely talented dudes we've ever had the pleasure of not just calling friends, but family. For those who aren't in the RDG area, it's a 10,000+ square foot creative playground with individual workshops for all walks of the arts such as film, design, music, photography, painting... the list goes on. The space also holds a green screen cyclorama studio, a movie theater, performance/ runway stage with VIP room, 2 bars, an arcade, mini golf and an auxiliary gallery/ common area.
We opened our doors on November 14th to an enormously receptive packed house. The pics above  (photo credits Andy Jackson) show the main gallery space, featuring our art and the art of our homies. Performances, corset fashion show, and the vaudeville sideshow on opening night are shown below  (photos credit Bryan Elias) 

Glamtastik on the runway:

Jim Stillianos Freak Show in the auxiliary gallery:

Echoes Talk Back on the main stage:

And 3's Co. holding it down through the event and finishing the evening (well, 4 a.m.)

And finally, the 7 of us together in the freight elevator:

Left to Right - Andy Jackson, Justin Ciemiwicz, Deric Hettinger, T-Bone, Schon Wanner, Aljax, Anthony Mark. 

So much more to come. Stay tuned. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Breeders 2014 fall tour shirt

New official shirt design for The Breeders 2014 fall tour! 4 colors on an American Apparel 50/25/25 Heather colored track shirt... soft as a bunny!

And here's Kelley rocking the shirt, and the sweetest smile.

On sale at the Breeders upcoming shows.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mega Man 2

Mega man's battle against the gutsdozer in the Wiley world at the end of Mega Man 2. This massive 120" x 40" giclee canvas split print was a private commission for the video game store "Complete in box" in Ephrata PA. It was a ton of fun to make and our first professional collaboration with Arm-length interviews co-creator, Andy Jackson. 

We LOVED this game as
kids and decided it would be cool to re-imagine this scene and render it to reflect the way it impacted us when it first boiled our eyeballs. Sprites were always tiny little things in most earlier video games, so, when this guy came rolling out, it was the most exciting thing we've ever seen up to that point.

This guy is a weakling by today's VG standards 
(he can be beaten with the correct weapon in a matter of seconds) but nonetheless the nostalgia stays the same and this game will always hold a special place for us. 

The top 2 pics are detail shots with the completed canvas hanging in the store at the bottom.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Miµe T¥~on's ÞUπ©h Θut!

Opening tonight - Chogrin presents: "8-Bit and Beyond 2" at Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Opening reception from 7-9 p.m.

Here is our contribution to the show: 
"Miµe T¥~on's ÞUπ©h Θut!"
19"x25" 4 color screen print at Abnrml on French White Speckletone paper. Limited edition of 50 available at tonight's showing, and only $30 each.

this was almost called "the Golden Fleece Circuit". The concept going into this was initially based off of the Jason and the Argonauts battle against the 7 headed Hydra for the Golden Fleece. We figured the only way to tell it in this world with what was available in the game would be through a massive glitch in the system. But then, as we fleshed it out more, it became more of a tale of Little Mac's defeat through 3 rounds against Iron Mike.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Chrogrin Presents: 8-bit and Beyond 2

Check us out at the upcoming "8-bit and beyond" show this Friday at Bottleneck gallery. We have a limited print run we'll be revealing at the show plus there's over 70 artists from around the world displaying pieces inspired by everything from NES to Sega to Playstation to Xbox. 

Show opens August 8th.