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*notcot in playful - 2 Notes

Emil Kozak and Kelly Slater

theboards.jpgOk, so i've obsessed about Emil Kozak's work back in dec 2006 ~ as well as his wallpaper in the last post... but as i continued browsing his site, i remembered what brought me there in the first place ~ i was sent the link to check out his incredible Whale Surfboard collab with Kelly Slater ~ and there is also the amazing tree filled with action that i'd love to see up close someday! Kozak says on the site "Artwork for Kelly Slaters Pro models. Kelly and I came up with the tree-idea. I made the illustrations and Al Merrick at Channel Islands shaped them. Cross your fingers, that he will get his 9′th world title this year!"

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*notcot in home+decor - 1 Notes

Barok'n'roll Wallpaper

emilwp.jpgI just spent about a half hour staring at a full screen high res image of WALLPAPER. And no wallpaper has ever held my attention THAT long. I think i have found the wallpaper of my dreams... Emil Kozak's Barok'n'roll Wallpaper for WallCollection - Here's the clincher ~ it LOOKS like a pattern... and from a distance it is... but when you get up close with it, you just sit and find all these hilariously awesome little details that are worked in all over the place, from submarines and whales, to skulls and horses... from dangling people, to ships riding curves that only suddenly look like waves. I found this while browsing Emil Kozak's site.

AND it comes it white on black, black on white, and white on red. I would love to hide this in the backs of bookshelves, in the bottoms of drawers, or filling a bathroom? Where would you put it? See more close ups and the various colors on the next page...

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*notcot in design - 3 Notes

Carlos Ramos' Natural History Museum

naturalhistory.jpgOooooh on things to look forward to, the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City will be showing Carlos Ramos' "Natural History Museum Part I" with the opening on June 28th! It's his first solo show! I've been looking forward to this show for a while, and Boing Boing posted a link to the preview ~ so i had to share after gushing over them for a bit...

For those who don't know - he's a Burbank native with a character animation degree from California Institute of the Arts, and has worked with Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Walt Disney Studios... he was even an art director for one of my favorite cartoons EVER - Dexter's Laboratory! Also worked on Chalkzone, Time Squad, and more... for the ultimate inspiration - check out his sketchbook on his site... on the next page are some of my favorites i'm looking forward to seeing at the show!

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*notcot in design - 0 Notes

"Do Not Eat" by Andrew Bell

creaturesinmyhead.jpgOn fun ways to kick off your Monday, i'm sure most of you are familiar with Andrew Bell's Creatures In My Head. For those who are not, he has the most incredible doodles of critters he dreams up, and they amuse me daily! Well, on great uses for $18, i'm in love with his adorable new book! DO NOT EAT: a collection of creatures by Andrew Bell... a glossy magenta softcover filled with glossy pages of his daily creatures, sculptures, paintings, illustrations... and an awesome set of pull out postcards! My favorite postcard is definitely the "Hey Everyone, it's TAC O'clock!" one... which i'll give you a sneak peek at on the next page!

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Wing-Ip Ngan/Ink Design

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I came across Wing-Ip Ngan's Etsy store a while back and fell in love with his prints - so colorful and whimsical...They remind me a bit of the nonsensical phrases on notebooks and cards that I used to come across during my childhood in Thailand - lighthearted and a little bit random. Wing-Ip uses a Gocco primarily to print and I have to give props to his Gocco skills - all of his prints are made of multiple screens and colors (registration is no easy feat, people, at least not with our little B6 machine).

More of Wing-Ip's prints can be found in his Etsy store. For some of his graphic design work, check out Ink Design.

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*notcot in design - 1 Notes

Nick Dewar

nickdewar.jpgI've been meaning to post about the incredible work of Nick Dewar all week, these images have been hanging out on my desktop waiting... Above are my two favorites, not that i'm on a death theme or anything, but they were just so beautifully dark!

Who is he? "Born in Scotland, grew up in a small fishing town on the East Coast and attended Art School in Glasgow, lived in Prague, London, New York and on a sheep farm in Cumbria. After living in New York for nearly ten years I have recently moved to Southern California. I no longer have to bathe in my kitchen." Additionally unless you've been hiding under a rock, you've probably seen his work in a slew of top magazines, newspapers, book covers, corporate work and more... and it's easy to see why. He's incredibly talented and makes you laugh while taking on less than happy subjects. And besides his brilliant portfolio online... i love that he has a "But How?" section of his site, answering Q&As for artists and illustrators, showing off some of the behind the scenes sketches, and more!

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*notcot in wearable - 7 Notes

James Jean + Prada

pradamain.jpgPrada. They've been grabbing my attention in every magazine lately with these illustration heavy images... (remember NotCouture #1478?) and while i'm still debating and mixed on the illustration on leather bag concept, i'm still loving the illustrations! So while checking out all of the Spring/Summer 08 collections and campaign, i couldn't help but share this incredible (HUGE like 17' x 200') wallpaper they have. Entitled Florid ~ Prada says it "represents the somewhat perverse intersection between Hieronymus Bosch and Aubrey Beardsley. The image depicts an intense landscape of man-eating flowers, dragons, hybrid creatures and eerie fairies." Above is one of my favorite sections of it... the full wallpaper, closeups, and images from the print campaign are after the jump!

UPDATE: Apologies for missing that this was the collaboration work of local LA artist James Jean, and that this wallpaper is hanging right in the Beverly Hills and Soho Epicenter stores sized at 17 x 200 feet! In my cold meds induced haze and excitement while being illustration/prada giddy, i'm terribly embarrassed for the slip up and really should know better than early morning posting! Forgive me? Also take a look at the second wallpaper on his site that isn't on Prada's.

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*notcot in design - 4 Notes

Coco

cocoport.jpgCoco just sent over her portfolio, and its a beautiful mixed media assortment of works that begin with "experimenting with old-school processes such as painting, drawing and ceramics" and then pulling them together in our good ol' photoshop for a perfect mixture of physical and digital collaging. Having studied fine arts in paris, and spending the last few years in london, as well as extensive work that started out for fun illustrating fashion, its no wonder Coco has now been seen in Vogue Magazine, Dazed & confused, Nylon Japan, Plastique & Bon magazine. The London & Barcelona Fashion Week. For some of my favorites from the portfolio, see after the jump!

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