Tristan Eaton and Ron English Discuss “The 3D Art Book”

Posted by The G on June 16, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

Tristan Eaton and Ron English

Tristan Eaton and Ron English

On June 15, 2011, artists Tristan Eaton and Ron English got together (along with art critic Carlo McCormick and artist Dr. Revolt) to discuss Eaton’s latest project “The 3D Art Book” at the New York Public Library.  The book features art from 100 of the leading contemporary artists and as you’ve probably guessed by now, their works are in 3D!  Eaton mentioned the painstaking process to compile the book and getting the images transferred into 3D.  It was very fascinating.  Some of the works in the book took over 100 layers in Photoshop to complete.  It was worth all the work as the book is excellent!  The images look fantastic and the art in 2D is enough to transport you into another dimension, so now add another dimension to the work and it’s enough to make your head explode (in a good way, of course).  The 3D Art Book is available at bookstores and online now!

3D Art Book

The 3D Art Book. Out Now!

Happy Birthday, Tristan Eaton

Posted by The G on May 26, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Tristan Eaton.

Flying Tiger by Tristan Eaton

Flying Tiger by Tristan Eaton

Happy birthday to artist Tristan Eaton!  He’s an accomplished painter, whose works reside in the permanent collections at the Cooper Hewitt Museum as well as MOMA in New York.  He is also a driving force in the world of designer toys.  You can check out a bunch of cool images on his official website, Thunderdog Studios.  On that site, you’ll see photos from the day I met Tristan Eaton (in fact, I am in two of the photos on the home page!)  He compiled “The 3D Art Book.”  As you can imagine, it’s extremely cool.  It features 3D images from artists such as Travis Louie, Mark Ryden, Jon Burgerman, Mint and Serf, Tara McPherson and of course Tristan Eaton.

Tristan Eaton and Geoffrey Dicker

Tristan Eaton and Geoffrey Dicker

Thanks Tristan!  Hope you have a great day!

An Encounter with Mint and Serf

Posted by The G on April 30, 2011 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photo taken by a complete stranger.

From left to right: G, Serf and Mint

This is not as fancy as one of my completely random celebrity/rock star encounters, but it’s not any bit less amazing.  At the Opera Gallery in New York on April 29, 2011, over 15 artists were on hand to sign autographs for “The 3D Art Book” by Tristan Eaton.  The book features works from artists such as Mark Ryden, Travis Louie, Tara McPherson, Shepard Fairey and the list goes on and on.  The Opera Gallery had many images on display and just when you think seeing these works of art by this impressive list of artists could not get any better – wait until you see them in 3D!  The legendary graffiti team Mint and Serf were on hand for the reception and they were both totally cool when I gushed to them what an inspiration they are.  A fun fact about Mint and Serf:  collaborating as The Mirf, they created the first ever graffiti based vinyl toy!  If you have 3D glasses, put them on and enjoy Mint and Serf’s piece from the 3D Art Book.  Thanks again Mint and Serf!  Respect!

Mint and Serf

Mint and Serf

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