ART HUSTLE SERIES 2 IS HERE!

Fig-lab was honored to be involved once again with the Art Hustle project. For series 2, we coordinated the participation of 9 Japanese artists.

Also its great to see a nice showing of western KAIJU artists like Paul Kaiju, Brian Flynn and Lash.

From the release:

Following 2010’s sold-out inaugural series of collectible artist trading cards, the equally impressive new collection features an all-new roster of artists, more fantastic artwork and special surprise inserts produced exclusively for The Art Hustle Series 2!

SERIES 2 ARTISTS INCLUDE: Jeff Soto, Charles Krafft, Greg Simkins, Joe Ledbetter, KRK Ryden, Amanda Visell, Slinkachu, Corey Arnold, Luke Chueh, Dave Kinsey, Mark Mothersbaugh, SKINNER, Brett Ratner, Camilla d’Errico, the legendary Al Jaffee, and 60 more art stars.

SERIES 2 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Limited production of 500 numbered boxes
  • Over 75 Participating Artists
  • Original Art/Sketch Cards
  • Signature Cards
  • Special Inserts produced exclusively for The Art Hustle Series 2:
  • Artist Menko inspired by traditional Japanese game cards. Over 90 unique menko to collect.
  • Frank Kozik Silkscreen Cards – A 9 card subset featuring silkscreened artwork by Frank Kozik, including special Signature Edition Cards.
  • Ron English Sticker Cards – A 9 card subset featuring Ron English’s unique social commentary reminiscent of the product parody sticker cards of the 70’s and 80’s. Also includes special Signature Edition Cards.

IN EACH BOX

  • Poster
  • 36 Wax Packs
  • 162 Base Card Set
  • Artist Profile & Art Cards
  • 10 Signature Cards (Autographs/Tags)
  • 2 Original Art/Sketch Cards
  • Artist Menko
  • Frank Kozik Silkscreen Cards
  • Ron English Sticker Cards

WHAT IS THE ART HUSTLE?

The Art Hustle is a boutique series of artist and art-based trading cards that is curated, designed and produced by The Cardhacks, and manufactured in the USA by SideKick Media.

The set is very much a collaborative effort with the participating Artists. It exhibits an international group working in a variety of disciplines including street art, toy art, kaiju, illustration, painting, sculpture, aerosol art, tattoo art, digital art, film, photography and more.
Included in the classic wax packs are Artist Profile Cards and Art Cards; all with interesting facts on the backs that you don’t want to miss. Artist-customized cards have been randomly inserted into packs, so you have the chance to pull an actual original piece of artwork.

The Art Hustle is a new Art experience and a hell of a lot of fun.

CROSSOVER redux

The Rift in the space-time continuum has closed but our universe will never be the same.
The Global Figure Symposium 2010 – the CROSSOVER – was a smashing success – old friends, new alliances, familiar figures and radical re-imaginings were all in evidence.

A super big thanks to Matt Doughty from Onell Design and Jesse Moore from Rawshark Studios for giving up half (way more than half) of their booth for the event as well as being deep in the mix.

Big UP to all the creators who participated:
Real x Head, Uamou, Skulltoys, PaulKaiju, Dead Presidents, MonstreHero, L’amour Supreme, Sucklord (and Vektar), The Tarantulas, Jesse DeStassio, Spy Monkey Creations, Brand Loyalty Toys, and everyone else who made the event what it was!

You can check out coverage from across the web.

The Crossover at the Global Figure Symposium SDCC

“I think one of the most interesting events this year was the tiny booth that seemed to hold a small army of artist and toy makers”. – Toybot Studios 

SDCC10: The Global Figure Symposium Booth

“This one ranked at the top of the list for booths that I needed to check back in with. There was always something new and interesting…crossovers…small runs…handmade pieces. The Global Figure Symposium killed it again this year. ” – Plastic & Plush

TOYSREVIL: Global Figure Symposium / GFS 2010 – The CROSSOVER @ San Diego Comic Con (Booth 4937)

“I personally look at this with awe and interest, especially this concept of a show-within-a-show with a specific focus, to me is pretty well brilliant, IMHO. “ – ToysREvil

Toy Break – Episode 129 

 “Bringing in all those artists, and having that crazy schedule of people come into the booth everyday with these crossovers. Thank you to datadub, thanks to Onell.” – Ayleen, Toy Break

“Next time you’re at Comic-con, you gotta get to the Onell booth, cause there are just so many great people, selling so many great things .. just awesome” – George, Toy Break 

The Crossover Exchange – Global Figure Symposium 2010 @ San Diego Comic Con 2010 

– Kaiju Chronicle

Thanks to everyone for kicking ass and making toys.