Tuesday, December 02, 2008

United Nations of Cupco

Hey, If you're In Australia you have to go to this crazy show that Cupco! put together:

100 international artists received a felt template
of a Cupco Doll from Luke Temby/CUPCO.
Come and see the 70 that came back.


December 10 - 20, Opening Party December 16th

Artists include APAK + Bwana Spoons + Nakanari + Euan Macleod + J. Otto Siebold + Sixty40 + Diego Medina + Leo Robba + Abi Temby + Scrappers + Le Merde + Furi Furi + Kazmo + Little Frends of Printmaking + Arbito + Snaggs + Oliver Hibert + Wrecks + Dehara + Sam Gowing + John Yates + Shawn Wolfe + Yupyland + Kiyoshi Nakazawa + Shawnimals + Jeremyville + MCA + Peskimo + Steven Moore + Johnny Ryan + Abe Lincoln Jr. + Chris Magnusson + Nerissa Lea + Reg Lynch + Reach + Jude Fowler Smith + Chris Magnusson + Tado + Jon Burgerman + more...



Here's Mine:

It's a plush version of Geltairn, the space hero/villian with a jelly head.

-Joe (im gonna try to go by Joe from now on...)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweeeeeeeen!

Here is a Wedding Card Emily Cunningham and I made for our friend's wedding last week. I drew the monster, she drew the bride. Candy Get!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

My Parts

Here are the panels I created for the Ohno!doom exquisite corpse show. It was amazing, Ill try to get some pictures of the whole thing and post them up here. Currently they are available for purchase through the ON!D gallery. Check 'em out:

"Psychobabble Doorbell"

"I must apologize to everyone around me"

Thanks! Let me know what you think!


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Fall is fallen upon thee.

Sniff. Sniff. Sniff. Love that fall air, Normally Chicago is like 40 degrees out right now. Not so. 70!? Whats going on!?

Couple things for you to do this weekend while you watch the leaves turn brown:

This Saturday October, 11th @ Ohnodoom! gallery is the "We need each other" show, which is a giant exquisite corpse by over 40 chicago artists. Here's a sneak preview of one of my pieces. I only had an inch of the other sides to work with:

Will post full shots and hopefully some show pics after this weekend.

Also, that mural from a while back I worked on with Thor and some folks was written about on Center Stage Chicago.


It was really great working with the local folks and kids. I think both crime and gentrification are crappy attributes of our society and do not wish either on the great folks of Bridgeport. Also, I am not a "tagger" as chronicled in this article. However, I was influenced by and participated in graffiti as a teenager. I also sometimes paint murals with spraypaint. Go figure.

Also shouts to biengtotallysweetinchicago for blogging about it.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wax Burners @ a.okay official

For the Sept. 12th prayer candle show @ a.okay official. I think it's a great idea. My roommate has a collection of these. The border designs really stood out to me and I tried to incorporate that. The title is "We don't need no water". Get it?

I have the original drawing for sale, its about 9x5 ink on bristol, suitable for framing! They also have yoink t-shirts and buttons so be sure to pick some up at the opening!

Fall is approaching!


Thursday, August 21, 2008

House of Liu - Kagemaru-San

James Liu was nice enough to ask me to create a custom for his upcoming show in NYC. Heres the flyer and the lineup:

Heres some pics of mine for people that can't be in NYC for the show, I think it will be available on-line as well:


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mural in Bridgeport with Thor

Thor was kind enough to shout at me to paint this mural with him and a couple other dudes on the co-prosperity sphere in Bridgeport, Chicago. It was a fun, beer-filled, rainy, paint-covered experience. I used a smelly milk jug to pour paint into. The locals were all really nice and seemed to dig it.

(click on the image for the large view in glorious detail.)

Someone took this really cool picture which was on the Chicagoist the other day.

If anyone wants a owl movement shirt please holler, I have some left that I would like to get rid of as well as the owl painting from the clothes optional show and the Shawnimals custom plushform. Both are available at a discounted rate for my loyal blog readers until August 5th.

J Ynk

Monday, July 28, 2008

Illustration Werk

A couple things for the Indypendent Reader in Baltimore, The article is about environmental justice. See these as well as some sketches on my flickr account.

Monday, June 30, 2008


For Shawnimal's plushform show last Friday @ rotofugi. Available for purchase right now on the Rotofugi Website!

www.rotofugi.com plushform store

Monday, May 05, 2008

The Night Guardian

For the owl kind of art show, This friday @ Clothes Optional in Chicago. Click to see bigger.

Its a dedication to my friend Tyler Fabeck, who was recently lost in a bicycle accident. My thoughts were with him while I was working on this piece. He will be fondly remembered and missed.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Two Upcoming Shows

This Friday, May 2nd in Milwaukee @Hot Pop:

Next Friday May 9th @ Clothes Optional in Chicago:

Hope to see some of you there! Check back for pictures of the art from the shows, and If you would like to check the availablity of the artwork for purchase just drop me a line: joe.tallarico@gmail.com


Saturday, April 19, 2008

New Shirt from Owl Movement!

Whats bright yellow, vibrates, and makes your chest look like its exploding? My new shirt design from Owl Movement for the new lines and diagrams series. Buy Buy Buy!

Here is the original artwork. You can buy it to hang on your wall, it also includes a shirt in your size and a button set for 300 dollars, includes shipping in the US! 13x12 drawing, ink on bristol, frame 21x17. Email inquiries to joe.tallarico@gmail.com

Also for sale is Sammy Goat, my recent qee custom for Vinylmore at Atomic Pop! You can have him, a shirt in your size, and a button set for 300 dollars as well. Includes shipping in the US! e-mail inquiries to joe.tallarico@gmail.com


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lassie Come Home

New collage done with French design papers from 1910, pac-man stickers, spirograph, among other things. Click to view details.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Some Newly Launched Sites to Watch

A few fellow Chicago artists and good friends of mine decided to finally make what has been a long time coming. check It out our work and events at www.wearecartel.com

a bit from the mission statement:

Cartel is a collaborative effort of artists who create in the Midwest. Chicago is no stranger to the art world boasting a heavy dose of institutions, galleries, and home to about a billion artists and counting. We created Cartel to separate ourselves from the bevy of talent this city has to offer. We are no better or worse than any other working artists out here and believe that we have a unique perspective on things with all of our different styles.

Wearecartel.com will be home to 12 different artists working and creating in Chicago, sharing their experiences with you. We hope to entertain and inform you on just a small piece of what this great city has to offer artistically.

I will be updating work both here and there regularly, but this may be a little bit more personal, so read both!

Also, Freshlydipped.com is a recently launched website where you can by my artwork, as well as work by other artists. Please check it out and if you are interested you can hit me up with any questions as to how this works. Its really simple, and priced to move!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Vinylmore @ Atomic Pop!

Hey Baltimore! I was asked to be in a show in the new toy store Atomic Pop! I hope those of you I know who still live there will go to the opening and then drink a bunch of Natty Boh for me! Anyhow, Here's my piece:

And to make it relevant there's a story that goes with him, read on!

Sammy Goat was my cat I had when I lived In Baltimore. He was the best cat, and I think he thought he was a person because he would look up at you and talk in intermittent meows that sounded like he was talking. He would respond to Sammy Goat, Sammy Gittner, Samuel J Goat, Sammy bin Laden, or Whammy Bar. I had to give him to my Mom, who lives in the boondocks and he got ran down by a redneck. This is a dedication to him.

As always click to view bigger. I hope you dig him!

-J Yoink

Friday, February 22, 2008

better pictures of new art.

For the united nations of cupco show, view others and updates here

better picture of the train with SR from getup skateboards. packed show!

working on a new custom, should be up here next week!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

a. okay loves the cta

Custom train show in Chicago this friday, lots of work by me and others...

Friday, February 08, 2008

Yoink Buttons!

Yoink Buttons Available now. A set of three (geltairn, future dog, house face) and a drawing for 4 bucks, that includes shipping. georgeously printed by novelty buttons co. Contact me at Joe.Tallarico@gmail.com If you want some. I take paypal too!


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Yoink x Cupco: Geltairn Plush

Preview for my piece in the United Nations of Cupco show in Austrailia. He will be sown up and better pictures will be posted. I have buttons of him available as well. The orange orb part is made of a special kind of sparkling felt.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Yoink buttons coming soon

3 pins coming soon, if youd like a set drop me a line joe.tallarico@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Yoink x Shawn from Getup skateboards train

collaboration between shawn from getup skateboards for an upcoming show at a.okay official!
click to see full view.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

freshlydipped.com now open!

Officially launched today freshlydipped.com is a website that sells some great work by alot of great artists and friends and me. Please support the arts and buy swiftly and often.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

some drawings from the sketchbook.

click to look at them more intensly. more soon. January is becoming a busy month!