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Get Inside the Mind of Gorillaz Legend Jamie Hewlett With Taschen

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From co-creating the iconic punk-inspired comic Tank Girl to working on live-action animations for Gorillaz and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, illustrator Jamie Hewlett releases his first major monograph with Taschen, featuring more than 400 pieces of work.

The designer has maintained a steady career since his emergence in the mid-1990s. After the success of his early comics, Hewlett, with then-roommate Damon Albarn, went on to create the unique cartoon band Gorillaz, designing the animated characters in print and for live stages. In conjunction with the band’s success, the polymath artist has conducted work for the stage, television, film, and even a collaboration with ABSOLUT vodka.

With a recent exhibition of his prints running at Saatchi Gallery, London, this exclusive Taschen print is a must-have for those looking to inspire and expand their creative horizons.

In case you missed it, Damon Albarn from Gorillaz announces potential album release. 

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You Can Now Sit on a $100,000 Louis Vuitton Toilet

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In case you were ever wondering what it’d be like to sit on a golden toilet made of Louis Vuitton bags, here’s your chance. Artist Illma Gore spent three months making a luxe can using 24 bags worth a grand total of $15,000. And the result? Surely one of the world’s most valuable toilets, right up there with Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain.

According to Vogue, materials for the work were found on designer resale site Tradesy, with the toilet now on display at the Tradesy showroom in Santa Monica, California. Best of all, you can even cop this potty if you’ve got a lazy $100,000 set aside for bathroom renovations.

While the deluxe throne is yet to be sat on, Gore said that “many have offered.”

In other news, Supreme’s insane FW17 accessories include an electric guitar, clippers and chopsticks.

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These Giant Animal Sculptures Are Made From Rice Straw

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The Niigata prefecture in Northern Japan, is known for its rice paddies and rice production. Around this fall season, rice harvest occurs and so does the Wara Art Festival, as it’s a creative collaboration between the city’s tourism division and the Musashino Art University that has taken place in the city since 2008.

Since then, every year the school sends art students to Niigata and utilize left over rice straws from the harvest to assist in creating unique giant straw animals that range from a gorilla, lion, rhinoceros, crocodile and more.

While the festivities occur during the September-October rice season, check out the amazing sculptures above that were on display until end of October, and the process on how it was constructed in the video below.