365 Days of Balloons


365balloon

Much like my “Burger365” Project, graphic designer Meghan Coleman is attempting a 365 challenge of her own with Balloon Animals and day 59 was this Balloon Cheeseburger. Check out all her other creations so far at http://365days-of-balloons.tumblr.com/ and cheer her on as she still has over half a year to go.

[Image: 365days-of-balloons]

 

Gingerbread Burger Drive-Thru


Have you checked out Betsy’s daily project? She is basing her project around “Pin-Up” art and has created this “Gingerbread Retro Drive-Thru” for the holiday season. What else would this drive-thru serve besides Gummi Burgers! Make sure you check out her website for more photos of this as well as other cool images from her project.

http://thebetsyvandeusen.com/

[Image: Betsy Van Deusen]

Post Humanity Art Show + Burger365 at Cement Studios


If you are in the Los Angeles area, please come check out the “Post Humanity” art show at spaceLUNA, opening tomorrow night June 1st at 7pm. Myself and a bunch of other talented artist are showing new work:

Imagine a place that holds you like a blanket, providing warmth on cold nights and housing light within darkness and solitude. In a world of chaos, imagine a place with less conflict and more appreciation for the surroundings we inhabit.  On June 1, 2012, 7:00PM, spaceLUNA Art Gallery opens a group exhibition to reveal the differences that are our similarities.  By understanding human endurance, resilience and creativity awakens the spirit.  What happens when benevolence ends, but the passion and drive for survival linger in the human mind? 
 
“Post Humanity” presents a moment to embrace rebirth.  The exhibit showcases the new works of emerging artists throughout the Los Angeles County.  Embracing the diverse creative outlets that bind artists together, the many art forms (3D, culinary, graphic design, fashion design, illustration, painting, photography, sculpture, street art, visual and mixed media) will allow and encourage the viewer to discover the irony that occurs in daily life and the commonalities we in fact hold. By utilizing the elements and themes of water, wood, and metal, artists incorporate their medium to acknowledge the physical, cultural, and political environments.

2404 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1B
Los Angeles, CA 90057

www.laspaceluna.com

As an added bonus, there will be a Burger365 display upstairs in the Cement Studio in collaboration with the show! If you ever wanted to check out any of the pieces from the project, this is the first opportunity to do so. ([])

www.cementstudio.net

Bonus Burger365 – Chewbacca


Here’s another burger that I created for Star Wars Remix.  In hindsight, I should have used a Boca Burger patty to create “Chew-Boca”. Oh well…

Once again, make sure you check out Star Wars Remix every Tuesday and Thursday, as they reveal the latest creations. Submit your own piece as well! ([])

New to the site? I created 365 other pieces of burger artwork as well.

Bonus Burger365 – Star Wars Jawas


Have you seen Star Wars Remix yet? This website celebrates the Star Wars universe by featuring non traditional “artwork”, similar to some of the things I was doing for Burger365. Anyone can submit a Star Wars themed piece by “remixing”  the world around them.

I was honored when Skull-A-Day‘s Noah Scalin asked me to submit a few pieces as part of the Star Wars Remix launch.  Of course I had to create some Bonus Burger365 pieces and came up with these “Jawa Burgers”.

Make sure you check out Star Wars Remix every Tuesday and Thursday, as they reveal the latest creations. You can also submit your own piece as well! ([])

(It’s not a burger, but I also created this Twist TIE Fighter for the site, which was inspired by the Twisty Ties Burger.)

Skull Appreciation Day


Today, June 4th, is the first annual Skull Appreciation Day.

Let’s celebrate here by taking a look back at the Burger365 “Skull Burger” with a couple of different photos.

The “Skull Burger” placed in the Top 10 of the Designers Skulls 2010 contest.

http://www.designers-skulls.de/contest_5.html

Also, be sure to check out the Skull Quilt swatch, which will be on display at Gallery5 in Richmond, Virginia with a bunch of other great skulls. http://www.gallery5arts.org/Current_Exhibitions.html

It’s National Doughnut Day


Since I failed to celebrate National Doughnut Day last year, here’s a look back at the Burger365 “Donut Burger” with a few different photos.

You can also go out and get a different kind of “Donut Burger” to celebrate as well. ([])

 

Burger365 for Skull Quilt Project


Here is my contribution to the Skull Quilt Project for Skull Appreciation Day mailed off today.  I reworked the image from the Burger365 – Oil Painting to include a human skull overlayed on top of the burger skull image. The finished quilts will be shown in a gallery with other skull artwork and sales will go towards a great charity. If you’re in Richmond from June 3rd to July 8th, be sure to check out the exhibition.

Skull Quilts.
curated by Skull-A-Day editor Abby Davis

These quilts will be auctioned off and all proceeds will be donated to DC charity Becky’s Fund, which helps survivors of domestic violence.

Burger365 Gallery 321-365


The final Burger365 Gallery 321-365  is now available. Make sure you check it out for days you may have missed or revisit your favorites. You can check out the rest of the galleries while you are at it as well! Thanks for all the great comments, love and support over the past year. Don’t worry, I will still be posting up burger stuff as well as other “Bonus Burger” artwork.

Burger #365 – Cake


Let me eat cake!

The Burger365 project is complete! Let’s celebrate with a special “Burger Cake”, complete with actual hamburger topping. Of food items, the cake is probably the most popular item to be decorated like a hamburger, and we have seen many around the web. I definitely had to give it a shot, and thought it was a fitting way to celebrate the end. Hopefully this one “takes the cake” (*groan*). Now, who want’s a slice? Thanks again to J for helping me out with this one! You’re awesome.

So now what? I have just completed 365 “burgers” in 365 days. But, just because there are  no more “Burger365” pieces to create, I will still continue use the burgers as a theme in my artwork.  There are still many other ideas that I was not able to get to, so when I finish those, they will become “Bonus Burgers”. Also, I will be working on “Burger365: Redux”, where I will recreate select existing Burger365 pieces and make them even better.

The Everything Burger website will still continue, as I will try to bring you fresh burger content from around the web (something I had focused less on as I got more involved with the project). Burgers are still everywhere, people keep eating them and there continues to be great burger related items all over the place. This project was my little contribution to that world.

What have I learned from completing a 365 daily project? Lots of things… from different art techniques and styles, to time management and focus. I tried to use different methods of art and mediums throughout the project to make sure everything was unique. I was able to learn such trades as cross stitch, latch hook, and other things that I would never have even thought of trying. I worked on my painting, drawing, and digital art techniques to make them better as well. One really needs to have dedication and will power to finish a project such as this, and I am definitely proud of what I have accomplished. There were many late nights up trying to perfect some of the pieces, but it was worth it. I look back over the year and sometimes I’m surprised about how fast it went by, yet other times it seems like so long ago. An artist always should strive to learn, evolve, and create as much as possible, and this project is definitely a good vehicle for that.

    

Thank you to everyone who was involved, everyone who contributed an idea or made a comment,  all the fans who checked out the site, etc. Even though this ultimately was a personal growth project, it’s nice to know people appreciate and like the things that I am doing. You all have helped in one way or another. I hope you have enjoyed the ride as much as I have.

    

Thanks to my partner in “Art” crime Gary Lockwood aka Freehand Profit for starting his Mask365 project concurrently.  When Gary and I set out, I couldn’t imagine what we would go through, how the project would evolve for each of us respectively, and what we would accomplish. Make sure you check out his site and congratulate him for finishing too. His art and skill level is definitely above and beyond the normal realm of artists out there. There are big things coming for him and it is a honor to be able to watch his development. Congrats bro, we did it.

 

Big ups to Steve from Phusol Wear and Sebastian Bleak for the support and contributions you guys made. Looking forward to working with both of you for future projects.

Thanks to Noah Scalin, an originator of the “Daily 365 Project“, whose Skull-A-Day was the original inspiration. Hopefully I have upheld the ideals of the project. Your support and comments have been greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks to my mom who also contributed to this site and project with her clay sculpture burgers. It’s always nice to have support and love from family and friends. Keep up the great clay sculpture work.

 

A very special thank you shout out to my lovely girlfriend Janice(J), who first – gave me the Skull-A-Day book, which planted the idea of a daily project in my head, second – supported me along the way, sacrificing various time/events that we may have missed out on, third – helped out with many of the pieces, and fourth – modeled for and took some of the photos. Without her, the project would not have turned out as well as it did.  Plus, she actually likes burgers more than I do.

Check out what the talented BetsyEtsy sent Gary and me to congratulate us on finishing our projects:

OUR VERY OWN ACTION FIGURES!

Thanks Betsy! These lil’ guys are awesome. Thanks for your help with the project as well. (Photo blog 365, like Stormtroopers 365 next?)

“High Five!”

Well, that’s it for now, thanks again for all the love and support as I conclude this year long journey. Time for me to finally get some sleep. ([])

Burger #364 – Oil Painting


“That’s what a hamburger’s all about”

Based on an In-N-Out “Double Double”, here is an oil painting in the style of the classic “Skull & Crossbones” image. This is the first in a possible series of other fast food “Skull & Crossbones” designs. Only one “burger” left until the project is complete. Make sure you check back tomorrow and celebrate with me. ([])

BONUS – Bread Burger “Burger”


Bread from today’s “Bread Loaf Burger” was just used as the bun for an actual burger and it was delicious:

It’s kinda like a burger within a burger – Burgerception!

Burger #363 – Bread Loaf


Bread gone “a rye”…

Inspired by “Panda Bread“, this particular loaf of bread has a special surprise “burger filling” inside. Thanks to J for help with this one, as well as Melissa for letting us borrow her nifty bread mixer. Maybe next time we’ll figure out how to make it actually taste like an actual burger too. ([])

Burger #362 – Latch Hook


Hooks and latchers…

The latch hook process is a bit slow, involving a simple tool that pulls loops of yarn through a thicker base. I’m pleased to share this resulting Burger365 image with you as I was happy with how it turned out. It actually looks pretty cool on the reverse side as well. Only three more left to go! ([])

Burger #361 – Popsicle


How many licks?

With the weather being pretty wacky in Los Angeles, summer can’t get here fast enough. Then there will be time for the beach, barbeques, popsicles and of course, flame grilled burgers. Would they ever make a hamburger flavored popsicle? If so, I can imagine it looking like this. ([])

Burger #360 – Tofu


I pity the “fu”…

For all you vegetarians out there, this isn’t your typical tofu burger. Along with accompanying fries and drink, this tofu burger was made for your viewing pleasure, rather than consumption. Only five more Burger365 pieces left! ([])

Burger #359 – Denim


Feeling blue?

Not to be confused with the burger image created out of a pair of jeans, this burger was constructed from various pieces of denim fabric. Like burgers, denim fabric is an American staple. No doubt some of you are eating burgers while wearing denim jeans at this instance. ([])

Burger365 on the Conan Show


If anyone happened to watch Conan on May 5th, you may have caught a glimpse of the Conan O’Turkey Burger during one of the bumper spots after a commercial break.

It’s always exciting to see your name or something you’ve created on TV. Good thing we record the show as well, or else might have missed it.

Check out more COCO art here at the online Museum of Conan Art.