Fazooli ornaments are still available in limited quantities! Choose from the “hood ornaments” (sneakers, spraycans & lucky sevens) for $15, feathers & lucky sevens (in all black or black, white & red) for $10, or corkscrews in little glass bottles for only $5! Available now at Compilation (22 Wilson Street, Hamilton, ON – next door to Dr Disc), or directly though me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. $1 from every item purchased through me will go towards feeding someone in need a Christmas dinner this year. Check out my Etsy shop (AbominableInkShop) for more great gift ideas!
Can’t get enough throwin up on trains? Or mini graffiti supplies? France’s All City stores have got an innovative product that takes the train yard back to your desk at home – the Mini Subwayz! Packed flat so as to ensure an easier time of writing, these miniature subway cars are the most economical and hassle-free way to get your burner up in full colour without the bullshit of having to hop fences, get grimey, or avoid the third rail.
Compatible with most paint marker brands like Posca or the OTR.165 and OTR.265, their study construction is comprised of a rigid and varnished cardboard. That makes them easier to manipulate and decorate, as well as more environmentally friendly than plastic or metal. There are several popular styles to choose from, drawing inspiration from major cities around the globe: New York, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, and even a little delivery truck straight out of the Belleville market!
Quite possibly the most adorable thing Montana Colors has ever come up with – the mini wall. Ideal for perfecting your skills as a graffiti artist. Wall2Wall is a project by Oscar Clemente, esclusively for Montana Colors.
Find out more about it on the Montana World website.
Since 2002, husband and wife team Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have created a multitude of amazing photographs of a micro universe that exists only between the two of them, and they’re quickly gaining popularity, particularly in the world of gastronomy. Frenchman Pierre met Japanese Akiko while studying in an art school in Paris, and their combined interests are what drew them together – Akiko is a total foodie and Pierre has an affinity for comic books and photography – together, they’ve found the perfect medium for expression, and not only does it work – it’s borderline magical.
The couple present a growing series of photographic diptychs that illustrate little stories in comic book fashion. At this point they must have over 60 of them and they just keep coming. The subject of these photos is usually comprised of gorgeous macro shots of beautifully staged culinary treats, with tiny little people in various forms of action – both ordinary and extraordinary, using the food as a setting, on which they playfully act out their teeny scenarios.
The range of themes varies – from simple domestic scenes to full-on warfare – all of which contain a driving action. The first image usually sets up the little characters in a setting that we can’t quite make out fully, then is followed by a second panel that reveals more of the scene as it unfolds – sometimes illustrating a delightfully amusing punchline of sorts. This all culminates into a quirky way of perceiving things differently, and how the construction of meaning can be achieved through images. Through their imaginative creations, they have managed to meld different forms of photography, including macro, portraiture, landscape and culinary staging. They’ve already been featured in many publications across Europe and continue to gain exposure.
To visit their microcosmos, visit their website.