Friday, September 18, 2009

New Illustrations by Seal

So Monkey + Seal are giddily excited about their newest investment - an Epson R1900! This giant wide-format printer has awesome new ink technology that boils down to our prints being archival and even clearer and more true to the original paintings. Woo!

Seal has been busily drawing away and has posted some of her newest works on her personal blog, including this graphite drawing:

We've also listed two new items in our shop, including an old-skool comic that Monkey drew four years ago called Percy the Emo Ninja, and a new punk pirate stationery set! Also, you can sign up for the monthly e-newsletter or follow us on twitter easily on the right sidebar! Have a great Friday!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ever Awesome Etsy - Sept. Edition

So a neat little thing about Etsy is the Treasury. It lets people find neato items and showcase other people's work. Very fabulous, but a bit tough to get. So, Monkey + Seal has decided to do a little (and we do mean little) treasury of their own each week. Here's the first! I hope you enjoy our picks!

This super-cute card by OrangeTwist is definitely a very Monkey + Seal card. Our last year's holiday cards had tons of penguins on it, and they hold a very special place in our hearts, especially since we got to see them at the Penguin Parade in Australia.

This awesome digital print by HidenSeek is super cool. Monkey loves the colors and the neato idea of having the girl's hair as waves. We always think it's a great thing when as an artist, you see something else and say "Damn, I wish I thought of that."

Monkey + Seal are also digging this embroidery of Stalin in a bunny hat (!!) by Little Red Bicycle. All we can say is that this makes us laugh. Great stuff!

We're keeping it short and sweet today. More items next week, and stay tuned for some new products in the Etsy shop!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monkey got published!

Monkey got his illustration published in the latest issue of Hyphen. You can find the illustration on page 18 for the article "Hollywood Not Bending," about the topic of race and casting in Hollywood. This topic has been at the forefront of the controversy surrounding the movie "The Last Airbender." This was a great pairing as Monkey takes personal interest in this topic (he and Seal both have acting backgrounds as well!). You can find out a lot more about the issue at

While Monkey + Seal is generally very benign, we also have a very distinct social and political side to us. We actually try to infuse as much social commentary as we can in our work (although there is a lot of stuff we just like to create for fun), and we generally try to be subtle about it. But sometimes, a more direct approach is necessary (like this fine item, and these postcards here).