Friday 05-04-12 Instagram Roundup

Classic Americana in Japan @gogorpm

Classic McDonalds's toys, a slice of vintage Americana in Japan @gogorpm

Tough week? Sit back and let the happy colors of this Instagram Roundup wash over you. Today’s installment takes us to Japan for American vintage toys and Japanese designer toys, out to Mexico where Mars-1 flew over for a signing and on to Bali to find Blamo Toys attempting to punk the TSA. Beyond toys, Ana Bagayan gives her art a new niche genre, Jeremy Fish gives a speech at his alma mater, a gigantic peanut butter cup is contemplated, and for the first time, I include more dogs than cats. Finally, I saw quite a bit of art in the Bay Area this week: Paul Chatem, Michael Page, Herakut, Nina Katchadorian and Clare Szydlowski for starters. Go forth and view it all. Enjoy your weekends!

A Blamo Toys x Coarse Toy sandwich, collection of @bryanbrutherford

A Blamo Toys x Coarse Toy sandwich, collection of @bryanbrutherford

Mars-1 in Mexico by @_paolarodriguez

Mars-1 in Mexico by @_paolarodriguez

Dead-on Doppelganger LEGO of @mrscotttolleson

Dead-on Doppelganger LEGO of @mrscotttolleson

Articulated resin Stegoforest by @ghostandflower

Articulated resin Stegoforest by @ghostandflower in Portland, OR

Very cool resin crypto character with two points of articulation. Get yours here.

@skinner learning fiberglass in the desert from Andrew Hadle

@skinner taking fiberglass lessons from Andrew Hadle in the Arizona desert

Cool to see, Hadle, the face behind the name behind The Slime Wave of 2010!

Lots more ahead!

@chimagroup setting up at Design Fest in Japan, photo by @jmrampage

@chimagroup setting up at Design Fest in Japan, photo by @jmrampage

@chimagroup toys in Japan

@chimagroup toys in Japan

Man's best friends by @garyham

Man's best friends by @garyham

I'm not really into dogs or water, but this photo makes me like both. Thanks @colorinkbook!

I'm not really into dogs or water, but this photo makes me like both. Thanks @colorinkbook!

Cat Scratch $20, photo by @fergbag

Cat Scratch $20, photo by @fergbag

WASSUP-face Cat by @bigshotklim

WASSUP-face Cat by @bigshotklim

A Reece's Peanut Butter Cup so big you have to slice it by @shirahamatoy

A Reece's Peanut Butter Cup so big you have to slice it by @shirahamatoy

Character cookies by @uglydoll

Character cookies by @uglydoll

Futurealism by @anabagayan

Futurealism by @anabagayan

Artist Ana Bagayan suggests a new niche: Futurealism. “It’s based on content and intention rather than style and technique, which are all equally valid because everyone is unique.” She calls it “Futurealism,” explained as “interpretation of a self-perceived futuristic reality”. Bagayan adds: “This defines me better than pop-surrealism.” Melt Comics has a studio visit and more.

American Psycho-based street art by Insurgency Inc., photo by @thesiteunscene

American Psycho-based street art supplies by Insurgency Inc., photo by @thesiteunscene

Ron English and Morgan Spurlock before "The Mistake" by @birdmanphotos

Ron English and Morgan Spurlock before "The Mistake" by @birdmanphotos

Setup for New Blood @thinkspace_art in Culver City

Setup for New Blood @thinkspace_art in Culver City

"I Owe You One Daughter, By the Way Your Pig is Pregnant" (detail) by Paul Chatem at The Shooting Gallery, photo by @jeremyriad

"I Owe You One Daughter, By the Way Your Pig is Pregnant" (detail) by Paul Chatem at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

"I Owe You One Pig, By the Way Your Daughter's Pregnant" (detail) by Paul Chatem at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

"I Owe You One Pig, By the Way Your Daughter's Pregnant" (detail) by Paul Chatem at the Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

"Awakening" by Michael Page at White Walls in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

"Awakening" by Michael Page at White Walls in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

"The Monkey on My Back Was the Best Thing About Me" by Herakut at 941 Geary in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

"The Monkey on My Back Was the Best Thing About Me" by Herakut at 941 Geary in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

“Nina Katchadorian makes Flemish costumes in airplane bathrooms.” (at Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco) photo by @jeremyriad

“Nina Katchadorian makes Flemish costumes in airplane bathrooms.” (at Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco) photo by @jeremyriad

“Buy American" by Clare Szydlowski at The Compound in Oakland, photo by @jeremyriad

“Buy American" by Clare Szydlowski at The Compound in Oakland, photo by @jeremyriad

On the run in San Francisco: green sneakers @jeremyriad and red Re-Mix shoes @medulao

On the run in San Francisco: green sneakers @jeremyriad and red Re-Mix shoes @medulao

Custom PLAYSAM cars by @skinner & @juliewest at Super7 in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

Custom PLAYSAM cars by @skinner & @juliewest at Super7 in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

If you are interested in reading a thoughtful critique of the custom PLAYSAM show, click here.

@drilone at Ford's GoFurther in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

@drilone at Ford's GoFurther in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

Click here if you want to see Dril One smile (+ other coverage of Ford’s GoFurther event).

@drilone in action at Ford's GoFurther in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

@drilone in action at Ford's GoFurther in San Francisco, photo by @jeremyriad

Behind-the-scenes in @drilone's studio/laboratory prepping for the GoFurther show

Behind-the-scenes in @drilone's studio/laboratory prepping for the GoFurther show

Behind-the-scenes in @jay222's mad scientist laboratory before GoFurther

Behind-the-scenes in @jay222's mad scientist laboratory before GoFurther

Lecture by @mrjeremyfish at San Francisco Art Institute

Lecture by @mrjeremyfish at San Francisco Art Institute

A big Owl by @spencerblamo & @alephgeddis attempting to test the limits of airline carry-on

A big Owl by @spencerblamo & @alephgeddis testing the limits of airline carry-on in Bali

Measuring up with @sawdustbear

Measuring up with @sawdustbear in LA

Exciting works-in-progress from @doubleparlour

Exciting works-in-progress from @doubleparlour in San Francisco

Early-stage armature work by @loupimentel

Early-stage armature work by @loupimentel in New York

Dr. Pestilence by @theodoru in Vienna, Austria

Dr. Pestilence by @theodoru in Vienna, Austria

Early digital robot rendering by @jromonkey in LA

Early digital robot rendering by @jromonkey in LA

Skelve digital re-sculpting by @wetterschneider

Skelve digital re-sculpting by @wetterschneider

Nathan Jurevicius channels Ryan Gosling

Nathan Jurevicius channels Ryan Gosling

More of this (and an actual interview) with Nathan Jurevicius here.

A happy dumpster by @buethewarrior

A happy dumpster by @buethewarrior