Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Style: Kevin Tong Captures the Spirit of Wes Anderson

Kevin Tong, a Los Angeles-based freelance illustrator and artist, creates some seriously-fun work. Although his portfolio ranges from editorial images to some rather cool concert posters, what caught our attention is his spot-on take of Wes Anderson’s movie trilogy triumph: Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and the Royal Tenenbaums. His silk screens (printed on wood or paper), capture Anderson’s whimsy-filled worlds perfectly. Each piece feels like a miniature set, highlighting Max Fischer’s long list of sidelines, Dignan’s Cold Storage capers, and Royal’s grand palace of eccentricities.

The Anderson-inspired prints are available online at Spoke Art, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for (or Wes Anderson isn’t your thing), contact Kevin or browse his very-diverse collection online. My husband was so anxious to buy a not-yet-available print for my birthday, he contacted Kevin and was given the most accommodating choice of having it mailed or picking it up directly from his studio. Kevin Tong’s creations, just like his customer-focus, are guaranteed to please. Details: and


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After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

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