It’s 4:20 on 4/20. You know what that means. For all the folks who aren’t yet out there celebrating and/or medicating, here’s my Top 10 Posts About Weed Art.
Perks and Mini: A Weed Art Toy Story
I had no idea PAM’s contribution to pot-related plastic toys had been so pervasive! It took eight years and a circuitous path for Perks and Mini‘s bizarre BUNYIP toy to find its way into my collection, and it’s here to stay. ”Bunyip,” as it turns out is a mythical creature traced to the Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia. As to why PAM’s interpretation looks the way it does? Perhaps “Bunyip” made them think of “bong rip”? Read the rest here.
Grindroid Android Weed Art Custom Toy by Ian Ziobrowski
I’ve heard some people use their Google Android figures for stash boxes. (I use mine for paperclips.) Ian Ziobrowski extended the metaphor with Grindroid, a mashed up customization of the Android and Dunny toy platforms. Together, they form “one of the most unique pieces of machinery NUGGS have ever owned.” Read the rest here.
Sure, these have succulents in the photos, but off camera… Read the rest here.
Cannabis Customized Toilet Seats
Michigan-based etsy seller, FunkyJunky, has sold more than twenty custom toilet seats embedded with pot leaves. Each seat is hand-cast, sanded and polished by FJ, who notes that the leaves contain no THC. This is probably pertinent info if you live in a city without legal cannabis dispensaries and thought that purchasing a toilet seat on etsy and then smashing it for a handful of grass seemed like a good idea… Read the rest here.
The Pop Surrealist Interventionist Art of Robert Brandenburg
In “Freedom From Stress,” [Brandenburg] brings the famous Norman Rockwell “Freedom From Want” into modern times with what’s truly needed to pacify today’s American family: booze, pot and pills. Read the rest here.
Gary Ham Gets Wood For the Sucklord
I gotta say, Ham nailed it by going with a simple facial expression and then getting all meta on the accessories. The figure comes with interchangeable Sucklord and Morgan Phillips heads, 1 body, 1 lightsaber, 1 boombox, 1 roll of Ass Wipe, 1 carrot, 1 photo of his girlfriend @needleknocker, 1 New York Times challenge piece from Work of Art, 1 jar of urine from VH1′s Can’t Get a Date, 1 Village Voice coverstory, 2 Suckpax, 1 bong, 1 bootleg Gay Stormtrooper, 1 cape and 1 body. Read the rest here.
Dank Depot’s Smorkin’ Labbits
What you’re looking at above is the series 3 Chicom Labbit by Frank Kozik, a Cactus Pup from tokidoki and a nug of Jelly Bean Kush. All three of these items are currently peacefully co-existing on the counter top at Long Beach, CA’s medical marijuana dispensary, Dank Depot. Read the rest here.
Cupcakes for Druggies
A conceptual art piece about the addictive & destructive vices that we celebrate vs. those we criminalize or just a really clever cupcake baker? You be the judge. Read the rest here.