In case you didn't know, Banksy is loose on the streets of New York this October. This little mural popped up in Brooklyn on Kings St. and Vant Brunt as part of the guerilla artist's "Better Out Than In" project. The heart-shaped balloon stencil is a follow-up to his iconic "Girl With Balloon" work. Also, be sure to check out StreetArtNews' 57 second YouTube analysis of this work in the video below. It's fucking brilliant. via SAN
Be on the lookout. Squeaky puppets and stuffed animals stuffed inside a slaughterhouse delivery truck will be creeping around New York’s meatpacking district (and eventually around the rest of New York over the next two weeks. Here's a look what you can expect to see if you're "fortunate" enough to encounter Banky's latest iteration of modern art.
A look at some cover art for the 1930s Spanish publication Gente Menuda. Gente Menuda first appeared in 1904 as a children's supplement of Blanco y Negro. Its heyday and real popularity occurred from 1932 up until the Spanish Civil War. Some of the artists involved were Salvador Bartolozzi, Piti Bartolozzi, Masberger, Ramírez, Tauler, Tono, Viera Sparza, K-Hito, Barbero, Alonso, A.T.C., Hidalgo de Caviedes, Climent, Serny, Mihura, and Hortelano. Curator Felipe Hernández Cava is also one of Spain's best comic strip writers, starting out in the El Cubri collective. via 50W
"Chuck Norris Karate Kommandos" #1 (Jan. 1987) | art by Steve Ditko & Art Nichols Off of the relative success of his 1986 action-adventure flick The Delta Force (pretty good movie by the way) the Chuck Norris machine put together and produced the animated mini-series "Karate Kommandos." Released in the Fall of 1986 the mini-series was nothing more than a feature length commercial for a new line of Kenner action figures. In any case, the series was a success and a comic book spin-off was printed. Here is a look at the Steve Ditko & Art Nichols cover for the...
More vintage poster art from the late 60s/70s-era coming from Cuba's Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America . Most recently we saw the work of some various artists after having already featured work by Faustino Pérez, Lazaro Abreu and Alfredo Rostgaard. Here we feature another particular artist with a pair of Daysi Garcia's designs pictured below. Cuba's Day of Solidarity with the Afro-American People (1968) Cuba's Day of solidarity with Angola (1968)
"Shazam" #35 (June 1978) | cover art by Mike Nasser Mike Nasser, legendary comic book artist out of Detroit, known for his work with both DC and Marvel comics produced this iconic cover for the 35th issue of "Shazam." Everything about this work speaks to the observer that is is a piece of vintage 70s pop culture. It's a gem - easily one of the best comic book covers to come out of the period. via CBC
Reading YouTube comments is becoming one of the great American past times. It would be interesting to find out what kind of comments would have been left if we had YouTube technology 500 years ago. via BF
Artist Amanda Lee Stilwell has created the inevitable, a retro 80s New Wave inspired deck of tarot cards. Here is a look at a few. With a Lord of the Rings deck having recently been created, and now Stilwell's - sure to be a hit - expect to see more of these popping up. via FW