Monthly Archives: October 2010

The legendary R2D2 is making a big comeback in one-piece swimsuit form at Black Milk Clothing, an independent Australian clothing company that typically specializes in exotic leggings. Designed by Star Wars fanatic James Lillis, this awesome droid-suit is retailing at about $85, and is made from a Polyester/Lycra blend.

Even though it’s not a licensed LucasFilm product, I don’t think George would mind, especially if it’s on the right model. Mark it down on your Xmas lists ladies!

Born and raised in Toulouse, France (where they make the best sausages!), world-famous artist Fafi has come a long way. Her street art spans the world, from Hong Kong to New York, Mexico to Amsterdam, and everywhere in between. She’s designed collections for Adidas, Sony, LeSportSac, Coca-Cola, Colette and Mac Cosmetics. She’s been covered by the most prestigious international magazines such as Vogue, Elle, The Face, XLR8R, and Yen, just to name a few. 

Aside from that, her works are also documented in books that are sold internationally, mainly in museum libraries and specialty shops that sell art books. GIRLS ROCK was published in 2003 and LOVE AND FAFINESS in 2006. Although her life is changing now (in 2007 she was married to DJ Medhi and is now a mother, living in Paris), she continues to proliferate her world with strong female figures, imaginative creatures and nostalgic French influences.

After completing yet another collaboration with Adidas in October 2009, she is expected to be releasing a comic book this year.  I can’t wait!

Check out more of her art at Fafinette.

Seriously? You love Burger King so much you need to wake up next to the King himself? You can’t live without an artery-clogging breakfast menu absorbing your drool? That’s what I call an awesome slice of Americana. Why wouldn’t you want to advertise in people’s homes the second they open their eyes in the morning? I applaud the marketing and  graphic departments that came up with this delightful gem.

Get yours for $5.99 USD on eBay by going to

Dan Clowes, better known as the artist behind Eightball Comics, Ghost World, and Art School Confidential, took on The New Yorker by designing one of their covers back in 2008. He further went on to create a whole series of them to compile into a new book, where each page constitutes an individual scene within the greater whole. I know I know, it happened a couple of years ago, but that doesn’t change the fact that I love them. 

Here’s a few of them…

If you’re a lover of tattoo culture and art, you’re gonna love Parisian tattoo artists Laura Satana’s sado-masochistic designs. Drawing on traditional old school tattoo, pulp and pinup culture, she creates really feminine, but totally badass images using electric colours and cartoony street gangster elements. I would love to stop by her tat shop next time I visit family in Paris and get something done, like one of her Day of the Dead skulls. 

Many more gorgeous designs can be seen on her website

Alicia Peck has created these beautiful prints for her cards and stationary, found in specialty stores around the world. Her main sources of inspiration come from antique images and a wry sense of humor. I love the simple, elegant, craftiness they evoke. 

Check out her website and her Urban Alphabet Set (which I would LOVE to have).

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