The other kind of pop art: Toasters

Breakfast with Darth Vader, President Obama, Mickey Mouse or Hello Kitty? These funny pop art toaster will give your guests something to talk about at breakfast. We owe them to Lucas Films and TOYS R'US among others.


Happy hour in Germany – Peter Gaymann's chicken cocktails

Every dog has its day – and every chicken probably, too. Especially when it finds a grain of corn with less grain and more schnapps. Peter Gaymann's hens however love their drinks kind of fruity. Just like we do. A lot of funny cartoons illustrate these 30 cocktail receipes (with and witho...


Cool drinks for chillin' out on a hot summer day

Summer - sun - cocktails? Okay - this year's summer was kind of lame and didn't really provide us with the best of drinking-cocktails-next t-to-the-pool-weather. But on the plus side a range of famous Marvel superheros made it onto the screen in 2012 and kind of saved the day. Batman, Spid...


Store your data in style: MIMOBOT designer USB flash drive

Boston based design house Mimoco is on a mission to lighten up a dreary subject: inspired by a large number of indie pop-artists and a growing market of designer toys the firm has issued a number of extremely attractive disguises – for USB flash drives. If you are inclined to show off in f...


Moebius – Flight of a warrior

French artist Jean Giraud – better known as "Moebius" – was born May 8, 1938. He created his first comic books for Far-West in the mid-1950s. His breakthrough was initiated by the comic book wester series "Blueberry" which made him famous while he was still publishing under his real namen....


All about love: Pon and Zi

American artist Jeff Thomas started drawing Pon and Zi in 2004 while still in Highschool. When he fell in love his comic book characters went through a visible change: they got names colours and personality. Yellow Pon is an optimist, blue Zi is rather – well, blue. What according to Jeff...


Brian Wood

Brian Wood (born January 29, 1972) is a writer, illustrator and graphic designer from Brooklyn, New York. He was born in Essex Junction, Vermont and moved to New York City in 1991 where he graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1997 with a Bachelor's Degree in illustration. Created as...


Mohammed Shennawy

Mohammed Shennawy (*1978, Kairo), studied art and focussed on advertising early on. As a graphic designer and illustrator this is mainly how he earns his living ever since he graduated. From 2000 to 2009 he worked as a comic book artist for "AlaaEddin", an Egyptian kids magazine. He arouse...


Fallen Angel – "Anna's Paradise"

1946 – it’s only a few days until Christmas when something falls from the sky and lands in Victor’s backyard. Victor is a black marketeer and picks up the girl Anna who turns out to be a fallen angel of death and has left her own relams to get in touch with her human side. Unfortunately sh...


Atropa: Designer toy evolution

Jason Limón, born 1973 in San Antonio, Texas graduated from Visual Arts & Technology Center in San Antonio and works as a Graphik Designer. His Artwork is quite "wanted", maybe because he usually prefers a brush to a computer. Kidrobot produced his latest amazing work April 2012: an 8 inch...


Punkknits – chique shock

If you always thought kitting is for grannies you’ll change your mind now. Traditions and values are becoming rather hip – and selfmade stuff is a large part of tradition. A development that doesn’t stop even when it comes to a very special subcultural group of people: knitting punks? Oh m...


Lewis Trondheim

"Noms de plume" are quite hip in France, or so it seems. Lewis Trondheim, born December 11, 1964, started looking for one right at the beginning of his career because he felt quite unhappy about his real name (which by the way remains unknown). He chose "Trondheim" – after a Norwegian city...


"Wollstonecraft" – Girls are cool!

This initial Kickstarter - a children's book for kids aged 8 to 12 - tells the story of Ada and Mary, two eleven year old girls living in London in 1826. Both are extremely curious and smart, and about to open a detective agency to solve tricky cases and go adventure hunting. On "the adv...


All pictures no words: the art of Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer was born December 30, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is today known as an American children's book writer and illustrator living in Roxbury, Connecticut and has published about 300 books. His illustrative styles vary widely according to the project. His first book, "A Boy,...


Skeleton Key – The dead have no rhythm

If you like adventures you certainly would love to have a "Skeleton Key". It opens any door you like – no matter where it leads you. Andi Watson, born 1969 in Wakefield, GB named his comic book "Skelton Key" and tells the story of a Canadian college girl who uses it to enter all kinds of d...