Nov 02, 2005
Get Controlled Substances @ Toy Qube
Oct 23, 2005
Controlled Substances Show Pictures
Thanks to Sket One we have a nice set of pics from his and MAD's Controlled Substances opening at Toy Qube (Flushing, NY) last night. Notable stuff: M13 figs from MAD, Ripple prototype by Sket, and the public unveiling of Sket One's CiBoys!
Oct 22, 2005
Sket One X MAD: Controlled Substances Revealed
Today's the day... The opening of Controlled Substances is going on right now at Toy Qube in New York. Wanna see what you're missing? Here are full shots of nearly everything done by MAD and Sket One for the show. Hopefully we'll have photos from the show either Sunday or Monday. If you're in a hurry to buy stuff: There are two main sources -- first check out Toy Qube's show page and also contact MAD directly for prints and the M13s (scroll down below for info)!
Canvases / Prints
First up we have 6 prints from MAD -- the first four from the M13 label and the other two from stray parts of MAD's vast imagination! Each of these will be available in limited editions of yup... 13 pieces. One of each is at the show with the other 12 available directly from MAD.
El Diablo by MAD
Mr. Skully by MAD
Sharpest by MAD
Bad Ass Smurf by MAD
Melting MAD*L by MAD
Flame Head by MAD
From Sket One we have canvases featuring his four pseudo-brands: DeLuxe, Exclusive, Superior, and Supreme. The retro styling on these is hot -- expect more of this look from Sket in the future. Seen Ripple? He's the white adorable poofy head character on 2 of the canvases. The first five feature 3D cutouts while the remainder are pure 2D.
Oct 21, 2005
MAD x Sket One: Controlled Substances Sneak Peek Part 4 (10.22.05)
As a proud sponsor of Sket One and MAD's Controlled Substances show (10.22.05) at Toy Qube in NY, here's the 4th and final edition of our sneak peeks at their wildly creative and just plain awesome show pieces. Today we have a quick look at canned goods from Sket One's four pseudo-brands: DeLuxe, Exclusive, Superior and Supreme! Say, has anyone seen Ripple? You will... soon! From MAD we have his new Cappas line in the form of 5 custom MAD*L's. Each custom will also come with a print complete with hand-drawn doodles. And... one more bit of info. You're always hearing people talk about possible "surprises" for show openings . Well, I guarantee there are at least two big surprises in store for you at tomorrow's opening of Controlled Substances at Toy Qube. So big that sneaks were out of the question for these items!
Oct 19, 2005
Sket One x MAD: Controlled Substances Sneak Peek Part Three
(l to r) Frankenster and Flying Eyeball by Sket One)
As a proud sponsor of Sket One and MAD's Controlled Substances show (10.22.05) at Toy Qube in NY, here's the 3rd part of our sneak peeks at their wildly creative and just plain awesome show pieces. Today we have teaser images of MAD's 5 hand-done M13 decks. The detail on these is astounding considering they were each painstakingly done by hand with MAD's weapons of choice, Sharpies. These M13 decks are essentially MAD's personal Sharpie Series! We also have teaser images of two custom toys from Sket One -- Flying Eyeball (1 available) and Frankenster (12 available). The Frankenster is Sket's halloween treat for Eggster fans everywhere. But... What is the Flying Eyeball ? Can you guess? We're only showing teasers but believe me, this stuff is excellent! If you're anywhere near NYC, you have to make it out to the show next Saturday! Stay tuned for the final preview coming this Friday afternoon.
M13 Decks by MAD
Oct 14, 2005
MAD x Sket One: Controlled Substances Sneak Peek Part 2 (10.22.05)
As a proud sponsor of Sket One and MAD's Controlled Substances show (10.22.05) at Toy Qube in NY, here's part the 2nd of our sneak peeks at their wildly creative and just plain awesome show pieces. Today, we have slices of eight canvases from Sket One (6 of which will have 3d cutouts). We also have slices of 3 prints from MAD including a glimpse at his new Cappas line (bottom slice). We're only showing slices but believe me, this stuff is killer! If you're anywhere near NYC, you have to make it out to the show next Saturday! Up next week: Toys!
Oct 11, 2005
Sket One x MAD: Controlled Substances Sneak Peek Part One
As a proud sponsor of Sket One and MAD's Controlled Substances show (10.22.05) at Toy Qube in NY, we're going to be bringing you a series of sneak peeks of show pieces over the next two weeks or so. Both artists are really cranking it up both in terms of creativity and output -- this is going to be a BIG show in every sense of the word! Today, we have a look at 5 custom decks from Sket One. We also have 4 prints from MAD's M13 line (18" x 18"). MAD will also have four custom decks based loosely on the four print designs shown here. Stay tuned for another preview later in the week and 2-3 next week! Controlled Substances is going to be sweet, will you be there?
Sep 16, 2005
Controlled Substances: MAD x Sket One @ Toy Qube (10.22.2005)
Wheaty Wheat presents Controlled Substances, a custom toy and urban art show, opening October 22nd at Toy Qube in Flushing, NY. Controlled Substances is MAD x Sket One redefined and reloaded. Two of the biggest names in the exploding designer toy scene join forces to throw down with a massive array of custom toys, skate decks and original canvas art. Both MAD and Sket One have been tremendously successful with the creation of their own toys, the MAD*L’s and the Eggster respectively. They’ve also thrilled countless collectors with their incredible custom toys. With Controlled Substances, these two partners in crime are set to introduce the next brands and concepts that will define the future of designer toys and urban art. This is about restating and refining who each artist is and who they will become.
MAD will introduce his new Cappas line as well as flesh out his nascent M13 brand. What’s M13? Come find out, as the answer is revealed piece by piece and layer by layer. MAD and mind-blowing custom toys go hand-in-hand. And to be sure, MAD will keep his legions of fans abuzz with the custom toys unveiled at the show. Yet that’s not the whole story this time around. Not hardly. Pushing beyond his comfort level, MAD offers up digital canvas pieces as well as prints to accompany many of his custom toys as collector sets. Pushing yet again, MAD breaks out his weapons of choice, Sharpie markers, to realize a darker vision with a small set of custom skate decks. Very little is status quo for MAD as he celebrates his recent move across the country with a rare east coast appearance for Controlled Substances.
Sket One is the master of pseudo-brands. This time out he unveils his new ExcLusive brand through original canvas works as well as canned goods! This is your chance to get your very own can of DeLuxe! Sket One’s canvas art pushes the boundaries by breaking out with bold and dynamic 2.5d cutouts that accentuate a unique blend of street art, pseudo-brands, and homage to numerous pop culture icons. This is art that turns heads. Beyond the canvas art, Sket One remixes his own Eggster vinyl toy brand. Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, he conjures up the dark side to let loose with a dozen frightening Frankenstein custom Eggsters.
Exclusives? Of course! Dying to be the envy of all those stuck on the wrong coast? This is your chance. Exclusive Controlled Substances limited prints and shirts will be available at the opening. Finally, MAD and Sket have a couple of surprises in store for their fans and curious onlookers as well.
So be sure to do whatever it takes to get to Toy Qube in Flushing, New York on Saturday, October 22nd to get a whiff, a taste and your fill of Controlled Substances – one of the premiere toy and urban art events of the year. Be sure to check the Vinyl Pulse Event Calendar for this and other toy-related events.