Stormtrooper Burger


To celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th, 2013, Star Wars teamed up with Neff Headwear for an art gallery of customized Stormtrooper mini helmets. Artist Jackie Ma created this hamburger themed helmet creation – “Trooper Trooper w/ Cheese, Vader Taters, R2D2 Sweet Tea”. This all the customized helmets were really cool and hopefully photos of all will be online for those who missed out on the display, which only occurred for three days at the Robert Vargas Gallery in DTLA.

[Photos by Sebastian Bleak]

All You Can Eat Art Exhibit


tilt

My friend Jeff C. of Monrovia sent in this info on graffiti artist Tilt’s exhibition entitled “All You Can Eat”, featuring this cheeseburger image. Does Tilt have other burger related artwork in the exhibit as well? Check it out at the Fabien Castanier Gallery, now through Feb 17th, 2013.

[Image: Fabien Castanier Gallery/Tilt]

Burger Art from “Fat & Furious Burger”


Check out these great Burger Artwork/Photographs from the website http://fatandfuriousburger.com

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[Images: Fat & Furious Burger]

Hamburger Eating the Rainforest Art Piece


Created by Dean Johnston for the HFIA Woodshow. Some info on the show:

The Hawaii WoodShow is our flag ship, showcasing the best in art and artifacts made from local forest products. This is a Gallery of picture of the award winning pieces in our past shows. The pictures are taken by ©Hal Lum, photographer, if not noted otherwise.

Juried by a panel of locally- and nationally-known artists and design professionals, the HFIA WoodShow, Na La‘au o Hawai‘i, highlights the best in Hawai’i woodworking.

http://www.hawaiiforest.org/woodshow/woodshow93.html

[Image: Hawaii Forest]

WAKE Art Show for Dia De Los Muertos


This is not Hamburger related, but if you are in the Los Angeles area, come check out “WAKE” at Space Luna this Friday Oct. 28th, featuring artwork by myself as well as other talented artist such as Freehand Profit and Sebastian Bleak.

Los Angeles, CA 10/28/2011 — spaceLUNA presents WAKE: our dia de los muertos show on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 2404 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1B, Los Angeles, CA 90057 (the American Cement Building) from 8pm-MIDNIGHT. The show features over a dozen local LA artists and 1 bay area contributor. Paintings, sculptures, photographs, light installations, and diorama pieces are shown in the 850 sq/ft gallery and the outside 300 sq/ft cage.

Cement Studios (www.cementstudio.net), also located in the American Cement Building on the 11th floor, hosts pieces by Carrie Maseredjian and Ramichael Monsod. Hourly tours will be available during WAKE.

La Fonda (www.lafondasupperclub.com) and The Superslice (www.thesuperslice.com) are WAKE’s official sponsors. La Fonda hosts the after-party. Attendees of WAKE will receive free admission to La Fonda.

 

 

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.)

Hamburger Head Comic Strip by Scott Campbell


Artist Scott Campbell created this Hamburger Head comic strip for his Double Fine Action Comic series. Check out the book online here and his newest exhibit/book Zombie in Love at Gallery Nucleus.

 

Mini Cheeseburger Oil Painting


Awesome 2″x2″ mini oil painting of a cheeseburger sent in by Noah.

From the Cupcake Manor Art Etsy site:

“This is the cutest little cheeseburger around! This teeny burger is loaded with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Delicious! Painted white background. “

Buy it here:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75073040/original-mini-cheeseburger-oil-painting

 

 

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.

Introducing the Caliwood Design Lab


With the Burger365 project over, I thought I would take this time as well to introduce one of my next ventures with my “studio”, the Caliwood Design Lab. I will be producing various wood jewelry/figures/prints with the help of a nifty laser cutter. A few of these pieces will be up for sale on Etsy, like this robot inspired piece and bear skull inspired piece.

You’ve  seen some of the results of this machine within the Burger365 project, like the Wood SculptureLaser Engraved Woodprint and Dog Tags.

I have a bunch of other exciting ideas as well, so be sure to check out the site on Etsy for future products and updates.

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. ([])

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! ([])