The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Illustrated by Michael Sieben - Reputable Texan contemporary artist and designer, Michael Sieben was recently commissioned by Harper Collins to illustrate L. Frank Baum’s classic story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

With all the hype about the new blockbuster film, Oz the Great and Powerful (out in theaters in two weeks), Harper Design could not have picked a better time to revive the outdated look of the famous story. It would have certainly been a shame if the story’s main characters were forever linked to the glamorous faces of Mila Kunis, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz instead of the now amazing new characters developed by Michael Sieben.

With over sixty un-traditional, full-color illustrations included throughout the book, the dazzling journey along the yellow brick has become an exhilaration stroll through a contemporary art gallery. The beautifully reimagined takes on Dorothy, Toto and all their interesting friends and enemies will surely have you and your kids giddy with excitement.

Visit msieben.com to get your copy.

The Rammellzee Galaxseum Exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in NYC -

The Children’s Museum of the Arts presents the most comprehensive collection of works to-date by visionary artist and MC, RAMMELLZEE. Entitled The RAMMELLZEE Galaxseum, the exhibition will reveal the inner workings of RAMMELLZEE’s artistic vision and trace his career trajectory which began in the 1970s as a pioneering “Wild Style” graffiti writer and hip hop MC and evolved in manifesto and medium to the far reaches of the imagination.

RAMMELLZEE’s legend grew in a Tribeca loft known as the “Battle Station,” where the artist conceived a new vision for the future – a self-made mythology, known as Gothic Futurism, with its own set of heroes and villains, which he called Recyclers and Trashers or more notably, Garbage Gods and Monster Models. For over 30 years, RAMMELLZEE inhabited the universe he created, building layer upon layer of legend and legacy.

True Lilsnob Hype.

via the Children’s Museum of the Arts.

Fine Little Day Donates to Save the Children - The wonderful people from Sweden’s Fine Little Day have decided to donate $5 / €4 / 35 kr from every poster sold this month to  Save the Children, specifically, to help the kids in Syria.

If you had to pick just one, know that our favourite is the Pirum Parum print by Elisabeth Dunke as well as anything featuring the lovely Mr. Mustache.

Do it for the kids! www.finelittleday.com

Wood Idols by Amanda Visell - Artist Amanda Visell has created a collection of one-of-a-kind wooden hand painted sculptures inspired by some of her favourite pop culture characters. The Wood Idols series features 5 characters from Alice in Wonderland alongside E.T., Voltron, Skeletor, Mario and Gizmo. Although not toys, we thought these lil guys might make a great addition to your kids room (up on a shelf) and would be a good investment if you’re an art collector.

Visit myswitcheroo.com

Abstract Kidswear by Caroline Bosmans - Caroline Bosmans, graduate from Belgium’s renowned Fashion Academy SASK, has put together a collection of very unique and perhaps not-so-ready-to-wear pieces for her new post-grad kidswear collection entitled FRANZZZ. Inspired by Franz Kafka novel “The Metamorphosis”, these truly weird garments tell the story of change from a man to a bug. The Skull top is really unbelievable!

via smudgetikka.com

“Cloudy” a FriendsWithYou Animated Short - FriendsWithYou have ventured into the world of animation with their first animated short film “Cloudy”. This short is an exploration of the daily life of lil clouds and rain drops. Both these animate object have been personified into these small singing and playing characters that dance through their daily duties with wide smiling faces.

The purpose of the piece is to transcend the viewer to a peaceful and joyous state.

"Cloudy" premiered via Pharrell Williams’ i am OTHER, a new entertainment based online portal that serves to represent a diverse group of optimistic with a desire to make a mark.

Limited Edition FriendsWithYou Space Gem - Miami based art collective FriendsWithYou along with the people at Signed And Numbered, have created a 52 piece 3D art puzzle called the Space Gem. This interactive art object, which is meant to represent the spectrum of emotions thru color, is quintessential of FWY. The cute lil guy, no bigger than a salad bowl, has all the typical quirkiness and geometrical charisma of the well recognized and reputable art company.

Contact eva.seta@friendswithyou.com if your are interested in purchasing one of the 12 very limited Space Gems.