Tag Archive | Sponge Bob

Cartoon Character Custom-Painted Midcentury Chair

Cartoon Character Midcentury Chair
All Photos By Gail

Oh, the crazy cool things I find totally by accident that end up on this blog! It was a bright red neon sign, spotted way in the back of a newish indoor shopping emporium on Broadway in Soho that drew me in from the street and, look at this awesome chair! Just look at it!

Cartoon Character Midcentury Chair

As part of a custom commission for  which he was given complete artistic control, artist Noel (Instagram @Noel_Painted_That) has created this vibrant and utterly delightful collage of famous carton characters which will eventually cover all surfaces of an Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair (is it an original or a  knock off? Who knows).

Cartoon Character Midcentury Chair Detail

While I recognized popular characters such as Betty Boop, Scooby Doo, Goofy, Toucan Sam and Sponge Bob, Noel admitted that he is having fun with this project, creating mash-ups and taking artist liberties with some characters to totally make over the piece in his own style. I think it looks fantastic!

Cartoon Character Midcentury Chair

Noel also custom paints T-Shirts and Hats and even objects such as Guitars. If you’re local, you can visit him in the store, or find him on Instagram at Noel_Painted_That.

Art of Your Mind is Located at 433 Broadway, Soho, NYC.

Cartoon Character Midcentury Chair

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Cluster: A Group Show of Groupings at Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Art By Dylan Egon
Art By Dylan Egon (All Photos By Gail)

Jonathan LeVine Gallery’s Summer Group Show, Cluster, features work by established artists who have previously shown at the gallery, alongside emerging talent making their JLG debut. Each has been allocated space to display clusters of work, a concept that can be approached in many unique ways, and which grants each artist the opportunity to show the full range of their aesthetic.

Art by Ron English
Art by Ron English

While some have chosen to display groupings of work that are similar or create one large piece surrounded by smaller works, others interpreted the idea of “cluster” and used it as source of inspiration.

Art By Gary Taxali
Art By Gary Taxali

Similar to an art fair, in which pieces of varying mediums and styles are shown beside each other, Cluster includes sculptures, drawings and paintings by fifteen artists who might not typically be exhibited together, including Amandine Urruty, Anton Vill, Ben Tolman, Charlie Immer, Drew Leshko, Dylan Egon, Gary Mellon, Gary Taxali, Luke O’Sullivan, Marco Mazzoni, Nicomi Nix Turner, Ron English, Sam Gibbons, Smithe One, Tran Nguyen and Troy Coulterman. Let’s check out more photos from the opening reception!

Art By Luke O'Sullivan
Art By Luke O’Sullivan

Art By Luke O'Sullivan Detail
Luke O’Sullivan Sculpture Detail

Art By Nikomi Nix Turner
Art By Nikomi Nix Turner

The Brotherhood By Nikomi Nix Turner
The Brotherhood By Nikomi Nix Turner

Spongebob Grin by Ron English
Spongebob Grin by Ron English

Snake By Amandine Urruty
Snake By Amandine Urruty

The complex, surrealist drawings of Amandine Urruty are new to me. I really love the retro-creepiness of her style.

Smile By Amandine Urruty
Smile By Amandine Urruty

Carrot By Amandine Urruty
Carrot By Amandine Urruty

Floating Bell by Troy Coulterman
Floating Bell (Edition of 7) by Troy Coulterman

The Couple by Troy Coulterman
The Couple by Troy Coulterman

Charlie Immer Cluster
Art by Charlie Immer

Charlie Immer Coiled
Coiled by Charlie Immer

Skulls + Cuteness = A Perfect Match!

Art By Smithe One
Art By Smithe One

DBF By Smithe One
DBF By Smithe One

This piece reminds me of the cover of This Classic Album.

Cluster: A Group Show of Groupings will be on exhibit only through August 20th, 2016 at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Located at 529 West 20th Street. in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Cluster Exhibit Signage

Jonathan LeVine Signage

SpongeBob Square Pants Mail Box

SpongeBob Square Pants Mail Box
All Photos By Gail

According to the Inter Webs, this SpongeBob Square Pants Mail Box is a lone survivor from a December 2013 campaign by the Nickelodeon Kids Network and the USPS to get kids to write more letters. Or something like that. Spotted on Fifth Avenue at the corner of 49th Street, right by Saks Fifth Avenue!

SpongeBob Square Pants Mail Box

Sprayground Presents New Backpacks for Fall / Winter

Silver Pink Blue Trio
Backpack Party at Red Light PR! (All Photos By Gail. Click on Any Image to Enlarge for Detail.)

Here in NYC, you have to live like a Boy Scout and be prepared for anything at all times, so you really need a big, lightweight and comfy bag to hold all of your stuff. Fortunately, Sprayground has a new line of outrageously cool backpacks like the ones at The PNW for fall and winter and there is surely a design that will fit right in with your personal brand. Check out some of these rad styles we saw at a fun party held at the showroom offices of Red Light PR! – It must of been a costume Halloween party becuase everyone had freaky bottom grillz on, weird stuff.

Sprayground Backpack Display

Sprayground Embroidered Mayan Design

Embroidered Mayan Design.

Pink Camo with Wings

Pink Camo with Wings – WANT!

Ninja Turtle Grillz Leonardo

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Grillz (Leonardo). This design is available at Bloomingdales.

Great Escape and Spongebob

Great Escape and SpongeBob. If you ask me, Spongebob was born to be a backpack!

Backpack Themed Cocktails

The party also featured an open bar, serving refreshing backpack-themed cocktails. I had one of the Pink Mambas, which was delicious!

B&W Weave

Black & White Weave, very stylish!

Gold Mamba

Gold Mamba – Super fine!

These bags are all super lightweight when empty, are very roomy and have multiple zip compartments to keep your secret stash secret.

Stashed Money Leopard Fur Zipper View

Stashed Money Leopard Fur

Stashed Money Leopard Fur – check out the inside!

Stashed Money Leopard Fur Inside

Holy Cow! I’m Rich!

Price points on these must-have Sprayground styles range from just $40 to $95, so these bags are all very affordable. For more information on Sprayground accessories and to purchase any of these awesome Backpacks please visit Sprayground Dot Com.

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The Wack Donald’s Project By Mr. OneTeas

Wack Donalds Project Snow White
Photos By Gail

There sure was a lot of new street art to see in Williamsburg this past weekend, such as the McDonald’s-themed cartoon character parodies by a guy who calls himself Mr. OneTeas, dubbed The Wack Donald’s Project. Clever! The image of Snow White, above, was photographed on North 8th Street between Wythe and Bedford Avenues, while the images of Donald Duck and Sponge Bob are right by the stairs at the entrance to the L Train at Bedford and North 7th Street. I understand there is also a “Ronald Madonna” drawing, though I was not fortunate enough to come across that one.

Wack Donalds Project Sponge Bob Donald Duck