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October 27, 2005

Toy Monkey in a Fez

Taxali

Ahh... don't be sad Mr. Monkey. Everybody loves you. Everybody wants you. And you wear a dashing fez, to boot.

Not many Toy Monkeys can say they began their lives as serigraph prints and only then were almost magically transformed into vinyl toys. So cheer up. Put a smile on your faces (all 500 of them).

More Toy Monkey links:

Gary Taxali web site
Special Edition Toy Monkey – Whitney Museum
Hand Painted Toy Monkey
Chump Toys
Magic Pony - A Shop for Creative Animals

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October 20, 2005

Hawaii Series, Photo 4

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Hualalai flow of 1800. Click to enlarge.

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October 19, 2005

Hawaii Series, Photo 3

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Mauna Loa flow on the west side of the Big Island (see aerial on Google Maps).

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October 18, 2005

Try Telling That to My Baby

Cupcake

Join Cupcake Man in his adventures through Candy Kingdom! And can anyone really blame him for singing... out of pure bliss? (Don't worry, there's conflict too.) All of this and more is in Fluorescent Hill's animated "Try Telling That to My Baby". So sweet...

(via Cartoon Brew)

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Hawaii Series, Photo 2

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October 17, 2005

Tinselman with Wings

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Sunday a week ago, I painted this creature. I've made him the new mascot of Tinselman. You can see a larger version of him in the gallery section of tinselman.com.

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Hawaii Series, Photo 1

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Some of you may know that I used to live in Hawaii. I recently took a trip back there and got a good deal of visual research done for a project on which I'm currently working (called Bugfish). I took hundreds of photographs... over the next few days I've decided to post a few (more or less, depending on the response).

Click on photo to enlarge.

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October 12, 2005

Fantastic Foods

Donuthole

Giant food. Including the famous Randy's Donuts.

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Otherworldly Attractions

Minigolf

Miniature golf! I've always loved it (even though I stink) because I like the compactness of the courses. But there are some courses that are especially... otherworldly.

John Margolies captures the game in his comprehensive (but now out of print) book "Miniature Golf". If you can find a used copy, you'll discover a book stuffed fulled of photos of fantastic courses from around the country. It also contains a short history of mini-golf. And who can resist its authentic astro-turf cover?

Minibook

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October 10, 2005

Myth and Mystery

Werner

Last night I watched Incident at Loch Ness. If you're in for a little cryptozoological fun, you must see this documentary by film-making legend, Werner Herzog.

More links:

Trailer (realplayer)
Scotsman.com news article

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