1 Dec 2010

NEW BLOG

I have a new blog /site www.lunartik.com
This blog will be closing down very soon, but you can still enjoy following my work on www.lunartik.com :)

Cheers very much,
Matt JOnes

2 Sep 2010

Live Art by Matt JOnes at the Brick Lane Gallery!


























Pop along and watch me sketching live at the
Brick Lane Gallery on Wednesday 8th September 2010.
I will be drinking tea and sketching up a mind full
of ideas from my new daily sketch series!
Art available on the night.
Should be fun!

http://www.thebricklanegallery.com/

30 Aug 2010

Let your Beard do the talking!


 
So this design will be made into a garment and sold on the internet and at gigs.
More news on this one coming soon.

Lovely Pillows for your Sofa !

Click for Art are running a Limited Edition Set of Throw Pillows featuring my work.

Night Diver, Double Licker & Tea's UP!



























Made from super soft faux suede - printed one side – with a plain white back.
Each has a feather filled inner - 40cm x 40cm

Click here to Buy












Each design came directly from my daily sketches...which you can follow on my flickr stream.

26 Aug 2010

2 Aug 2010

Lunartik Mini Teas Packaging Competition Winner!

Lunartik + VinylAbuse - Mini Packaging Competition!
WINNER ANNOUNCED (2nd August 2010)

DRUM ROLL PLEASE... and the winner is...loulabaloolaboo
with the amazing tagline...One Cup is Never Enough!


Congratulations to loulabaloolaboo for coming up with a great 'Tag Line'
for Lunartik's 'Mini Series One' of 'Lunartik in a Cup of Tea'!
She's gonna win lots of signed Lunartik goodies!!


Big Thanks goes out to everyone else who entered the competition and a special thank you to
the eagle eyed judges... Neil O’Rourke, Sichi, Sandy San, Phil Corbett & the VinylAbuse team!

We hope you will enjoy a lovely cup of Lunartik Mini Tea when they are ready to be served later
on this year. As you know...One Cup is Never Enough!

Cheers very much,
Matt JOnes + Tea Team :)

29 Jul 2010

Scooter & Jinx Window Display



Phil Corbett and I we're asked to come and make a lovely window display at the fabulous www.scooterandjinx.com store down in sunny Hastings yesterday.
We spent all day covered in paint, window vinyl and blisters from scalpel handles!.

The window is going to be part of the town’s local window design competition, so fingers crossed!


If you’re passing the shop at night, you will be in for a surprise as the whole thing glows in UV, and image will appear in my Flickr gallery soon.


Massive thank you to Scooter & Jinx as they were the perfect hosts!


Computer Arts #139 Featuring Rubbish Ralph

Rubbish Ralph made it onto the new computer arts front cover...

"Rubbish Ralph" is an OCD clean-a-holic, hence he is cleaning up the mess that was made by others.
To be honest, Ralph is not a fully licensed cleaner nor does he work for the council. He's self employed and loving it.
He really likes telling people he's a cleaner, Sometimes others think he's a Hitman and Ralph plays along with this and tells them white lies about his time on the streets and how many kills he's made.


Buy it in the shops today,
its a very good read!




20 Jul 2010

CTU Assassins box - Blind Boxes

CTU Assassins box - Blind Boxes

They are 18 artists from all around globe that have come together to
create the first custom blind box series by CustomToyUnion.com


Each Blind Box includes:

* 1 randomly chosen custom Dunny
* Artist card
* Custom made CTU Assassins box

Limit 3 per customer please.

Featuring designs by:

Ardabus Rubber, B.A.L.D., Coolvader, F+, FAS, Fuller, Fried Gold, Indescribble, Matt “Lunartik” JOnes, Lunabee, Motorbot, Nerviswr3k, Nico Deacosta, Patrick Francisco, Pocketwookie, Trenton Matthews and Troy Stith.

Plus a special Golden Ticket Dunny by Southerndrawl

(Golden Ticket will be included in one lucky random blind box, the winner will need to submit a photo of the ticket to claim the prize)

16 Jul 2010

'Lunartik in a Cup of Tea' - 'I Love Tea' Message Competition!

It’s competition time again folks!!!
Matt JOnes aka Lunartik asks you to get your kettle on once again for his new competition about why you love tea so much and what it means to you!



In 2009, Matt unleashed his first series of vinyl toys called, ‘Lunartik in a Cup of Tea’.
This year Matt has been working around the clock and has developed his first
‘Mini Series of ‘Lunartik in a Cup of Tea’ Called ‘I LOVE TEA’
(Sneak Peaks coming very soon)



Series One, The Collector’s Edition
Matt’s first toy carried a message that he wanted to share with all you tea lovers out there.
His message was ‘Take a Break’ Have a lovely cup of tea. Matt tells me the meaning to the message, “How its best to always take a break once in a while to help refresh your mind.”
and well, lets face it, you can’t beat a good brew can you!


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Comp Details:

DeadLine
23rd July 2010
Matt’s making a new series of Lunartik toys, but this time they are TINY!
For this to happen Matt has to complete the packaging for the series and with your help this will go to print.
Matt is calling out to all you Tea Lovers out there for a short but inspiring
TEA MESSAGE (Max 6 words) to fit under his LOGO for the entire run of new packaging in Series one of the Mini Teas. The best tea message will be selected on the 23rd July by Matt JOnes, and Vinyl Abuse.
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The Prizes:

Your message on the front of every box of Lunartik in a Cup of Tea.

A set of tea toys signed by Matt JOnes.

One ‘I LOVE TEA’ Shirt



To enter, simply leave a comment with your message on the VA forum – HERE

We hope you enjoy this comp, and keep on enjoying a lovely cup of tea! Enjoy even more JOnes goodness at www.lunartik.com

Paintling Live this Sunday at Camden Lock!

7 Jul 2010

Lunartik Mini Tea News 2010 - Final Sample before production

Lunartik in a Cup of Tea - Mini Series one.
Image just in today.

This is the last tooling test before we polish the tool and start manufacture.
If your keen to know when there out first, please email matt@Lunartik to resister your interest.

You will be sent a mail out shortly with a link on it for the pre-order page.
Get ready the Kettle is on!


Price TBC
Last Factory sample, PUSHING THE BUTTON!

6 Jul 2010

1 New Lino Print


Big Blender - Lino Print


An edition of 30 The blend man is part of a series of art taken from
my sketch books drawn up whilst in Japan.
- 30 pcs, hand printed onto Japanese paper
- The eyes are all hand drawn making each piece unique.
- Signed and Numbered by matt jones

Dimensions:
Full Size: 205mm x 265mm
Image Size: 150mm x 200mm


£30 Each Print + P&P





26 Jun 2010

Lunartik Mini Cups - Production Mods July 26th

Staying up talking with my manufactures is really interesting.
Here's a few shots from the Mini Toy production from my factory.























Top left: This is the SLA rapid prototype i sent china, it represents scale of the toys.

Top right: The head has an issue with shrinkage, so we discussed talking out material to reduce this.

Bottom left: The cup will be stuck onto the saucer, so were now looking at a method of doing this to make it safe when we do the testing stage.

Bottom right: There was an air bubble caught in his underside hand, were fixing this.
As you can see, its all still a bit rough, but once the tools are all polished up and we start manufacture,
they will be perfect.

Toy Details
You will be able to pre-order these toys from mid July 2010 from Lunartik.com
Expected launch date is September 2010.
Price £6.66 / £7.99 - TBC

e-mail matt@lunartik.com to register your interest today

Will keep you up dated with more interesting shots soon.

Cheers,
JOnes

22 Jun 2010

Good Vibes cooking in the Kitch-en!

Good Vibes cooking in the Kitch-en!
Come along for the night for some Live Art & Doodle Jazz!!
Featuring Live art from Matt JOnes, Ian Stevenson, Sichi, Mr Arteest.
Drinks, music, live entrainment provided... Bring a friend and have a chill!

Location - Cafe 1001 

Supported by Pocsa Pens




11 Jun 2010

Lunartik Mini Series One - Test Shots

As promised, i will try and keep you in the loop with progress of the
Mini Lunartik's in cups of tea, here's an image for you, it's the first test shots which are now starting to come off the injection mould machine from my guys in china. (Cheers guys)

Notice at first glance, it all seems a bit hap hazard and strange, but it's a bit like a air force kit, once we have gone thu this process, the tool will be cleaned and polished, and then we will start manufacture for real.

Fig. 1 Test Shot of Lunartik in a Cup of Tea.

So with this in mind, we have started to look at pre-orders...

PRE-ORDERS
Soon we will be taking pre-orders on these little cups, so if you would like to be the first to get your hands on one or more, e-mail Matt@lunartik.com and you will be notify as soon as tea is ready to be served!

Price still TBC.
Predicted date for Launch will be August 2010.

More soon :)
Cheers
Matt

8 Jun 2010

Lunartik Talk @ BIAD 15th June 2010


MAPD has invited the zany Matt Jones (aka Lunartik); & infamous vinyl toy designer to BIAD next week.

3 Jun 2010

Custom Toy Union


I was invited to join the CTU with designing onto a 2" Dunny platform toy. They will be featured at Dragatomi at San Diego Comic Con.
Which if you don't know is a massive toy event, and I'm proud to be in this as I've been meaning to go for the last few years and never got the chance!
Big up to the organisers who have done a great job in securing us this gig.

Here's a snap of my custom Dunny's:

1 Jun 2010

Stasis Clothing gets a Hand!

Stasis Clothing commissioned me to produce them a street sticker, and this is what i came up with, even when you're dead you still wanna rock!

Link: www.stasisclothing.com

Eurocultured 2010

This weekend was Eurocultured, it was in the city of Manchester, where you see many new contemporary architectural landmarks and then a very small London eye ride mmmmm.

This weekend was Eurocultured, mainly an art festival where the streets are taken over by artists and semi sober people who either like art, music or drinking etc...

The work produced by the artists this weekend was great fun to watch, the chosen medium for most this  weekend was spray, but i was happily armed with a bag full of  Posca's!

I ended up working on two locations with two different style of art, one of which was inside the FONT bar, where I had the DJ area portion of the bar to paint and i created a Fake Gallery of artwork, with new pieces on plinths and strange sculptures including the "Fish Munga". and some rather nice sunken spray cans.

The other piece i put up this weekend was outside of FONT bar on the street, i covered over a small black door and where it goes nobody knows.

The piece i chose to paint was a Fishy themed piece, no name as such, but i really liked it's hybrid body and human head in a diving mask space helmet kind of thing. For this piece i smashed up a background of colour in Posca, and then worked over the top of it to create the effect of depth.  

I had a really good weekend with my new friends.... BIG THANKS to Big Rich, Sumit and the rest of the organisers!

Here's a link to eurocultured: www.eurocultured.com
Big thanks to Uni-Posca who supported the whole event.

27 May 2010

Lunartik Mini Series 1... Coming soon in 2010

GOOD NEWS Finally the revised tooling patterns for Lunartik in a Cup of Tea Mini Series are completed, and next week we're getting the first set of mini cuppa's off the tool!

I will put up more images here as the project progresses.
Here's a treat for you, an image of a clay tooling pattern from my guys in China.


Gotta love work! :)

nonpermanent - London @ Street Fest 30th May 2010


This weekend coming there's a nonpermanent event featured at StreetFest down in old London Town, if your about and you fancy a scribble up, please come down and join in the fun.

Venue:
Street Fest
Hearn st car park
London
Website: www.streetfest.net

www.nonpermanent.com
Supported by Uni-Posca

X-FUNS Magazine / Taiwan


There's a really nice interview with me in he current issue of X-FUNS Magazine from Taiwai.

Lunartik + Eurocultured + Posca Pens



The good folks at FONT Bar are having the decorators in...
Matt JOnes will be painting up the DJ booth at FONT this bank holiday weekend in Manchester.

supported by:
Uni-Posca
Eurocultured