Thursday, December 08, 2011

Commission Pieces – Mike Slobot’s Bot 1 and Bot 2

We just finished these up.  These are based on colorations from Dr. Suess for a collector.  They stand about 3” tall and have lots of glow in the dark.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Bot 1 – Mike Slobot

here’s a work in progress pic of a recent commission.  this shows the glow in the dark aspects…mikeslobot-bot1glow

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Multi-Colored Sketchbots!

Super talented Steve “Sketchbot” Talkowski is at it again!  he made these cool candy clear sketchbots.  so awesome.  i love how they look in the light.  Jeremyriad has some more pictures in his recap of Designer Con

imagei made a sketchbot custom from one of Steve’s Sketchbot shows…  you can see it here

Saturday, November 05, 2011

circus posterus x jeremy brautman

all around good guy jeremy brautman just wrote a piece about Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas for Design Bureau.  check it out here:  Toys by Design: Circus Posterus.  you can read lots more of Jeremy’s work all over the web, but a good place to start is here:  jeremyriad.com

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Penny Skateboards

these are so colorful that i couldn’t resist a post.  real life, super retro 70s style skateboards in a huge pile of cool color combinations.  there is even a glow in the dark version! check out the full lineup at www.pennyskateboards.com.  apparently these are really strong.  see video below.

i bet if andy warhol were still around he would collect these.

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Happy Birthday Roy! Sorry it’s a little late.

Roy Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923 (according to wikipedia…)  thanks, Roy, for your contributions to art…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

andy warhol = prolific.

“Andy Warhol works (the foundation estimate there are more than 100,000 of them) accounted for an estimated 17 per cent of the Contemporary auction market in 2010.” (full article here)

100,000 pieces and 17% of the contemporary auction market in 2010!  wow.  talk about being a prolific artist.  is it real or is it warhol?  unfortunately, the link about is about some snafu with a board of Warhol scholars that were trying to verify real Warhol works vs. fake Warhol works – nevertheless, 100,000 works in a lifetime is amazing in the scope of creation.

i consider some of my slobot work to be modern takes on Andy’s legacy, like this Star Wars Wampa that i turned into a slobot.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Bauhaus and Bold Colors – its Harold Krisel!

if you read my blog and follow my work – i love 4 things.  Robots, color, mid century art and design and the bauhaus.  always on the hunt for new inspiration, i came across Harold Krisel, who studied at the New Bauhas and made awesome use of color.

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Harold Krisel - Inner Red

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Greetings Earthlings!

Venus has flowers that, while much like earth’s, are MUCH larger.  Wish you were here!

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Leo Castelli on Jasper Johns

“Demand at the gallery was so great that I never had enough paintings on hand, and in the end had to put potential buyers on a waiting list.” – Leo Castelli

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Affordable Robot Art Alert - Kleiner Roboter - Gelb Edition

mikeslobot_kleiner-roboter-gelb_buy The Kleiner Roboter - Gelb Edition (gelb means yellow in German) is a small run of 4" Slobot sculptures.  This series is limited to 5 in this color way.  Each has a shiny yellow head, silver glitter body, and a bright green glow in the dark eye and chest plate.  The eye and chest plate glow for approximately 1 hour.  Available for $35 each from the Slobot Etsy shop

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Mike Slobot presents Transporter-2

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This is a new Slobot commission created by Mike Slobot.  Transporter-2 is approximately 15" tall, includes many glow in the dark parts, as well as a removable figure.  This commission was created for a client who is a wheel chair user.  He is interested in human-robot interaction and how robots might be a valuable, meaningful part of our lives in the future - a vision after Mike's own heart.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

ARTY BOLLOCKS GENERATOR

this is hilarious – generate your own uber pretentious artistic statement here

via:  Imaginary Foundation

generate your own arty bollocks

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Bub-Bot

really like this Bub bot that Andy over at toysrevil recently wrote about:

from TRE:  From Indonesia-toy enthusiast Kong Andri comes a custom dubbed BUB-BOT - customized from a Mini Bub and ready to destroy all competition at the Munnyworld Megacontest (Vote on it here by clicking "Like"). King added: "my inspiration comes from my new obsession of ThreeA toys, so i made my own version of it … He is a robot invented to protect the Munny World from thousands of aliens that wants to invade the land.

more pics if you follow the link - 
http://toysrevil.blogspot.com/2011/04/custom-feature-bub-bot-by-kong-andri.html

Thursday, May 26, 2011

ads cause fasle memories!

i KNEW it!

Great quote from the Article in Wired about how a well crafted Ad can shape our memories...

"It’s the difference between a “Save” and the “Save As” function. Our memories are a “Save As”: They are files that get rewritten every time we remember them, which is why the more we remember something, the less accurate the memory becomes."

via: Austin Kleon
http://tumblr.austinkleon.com/post/5866437069/ads-implant-false-memories

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

the robot internet

It seems that scientists are working on a robot only internet.
i guess it had to happen sooner or later, but i still think that robots can be our friends...

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