NEW! SPECIAL! OFFER!

54 FACES master

HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!

hope ur doing well and things are on the UP

so i have a new ‘special deal’ for you, the fine people of planet earth / the internet

basically, for a MERE Β£45 (66USD), you will receive

~ one ORIGINAL mini-collage (A5 size). you can choose the subject / content of this collage!

~ one signed HQ print (on Somerset enhanced velvet paper) of your choice from the ‘top 20’ of my collages (the ones that have gotten the best response across WP / facebook / tumblr / twitter ~ pls see links below…)

~ one signed copy of my poetry pamphlet, Edibles, recently described by Todd Swift as ‘an innovatively witty piss-take of modern culture’

~ one ‘mystery gift’, this could be a hand-drawn cartoon / a postcard / a completely random object from my home πŸ˜‰

if ur interested please email me at stainton9@gmail.com (secure payment can also be made to this address via PayPal)

here are the ‘top 20’ collages from 2 years of hello, figg-ing ~

man of 54 faces (this is the brand new collage above btw)

wave for the camera

always on my mind

gold-digger #1 / #2

man, book, er, prize

future travel #1

choose life

word

city by the sea

big bang theory

the new king

hollywood menu #1 ~ starlet sauce

the home guard

and now, the end is near

guns, flowers, fag

100% pure

pray for mercy from coca-cola

gravity

oblivious

future travel #3

will and grace

[Ben πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :D]

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Fresh Figs # 6 ~ Scott Hatt

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new images for your eyeballs / brains this week come from Indiana-based vintage-collage-machine, Scott Hatt!

instead of a bio, Scott sent me this amazing / mad / esoteric poem-commentary on his collages ~

Southern States: Bang, and the Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
Norfolk warned me not to draw
while wearing air corps style glasses
Small targeted machine of dubious origin
the building of your America
Coffee and an orb: served,
Thai monuments in German photos.
Gertrude Jekyll’s Preface was of some help
Radio’s Proportions – divine
19th Century figures cavort and Chilly waves
Fifty Yen, Rouen, and Ramsgate.
Fifteen degrees west of Greenwich:
Crystals and Orphans.

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here’s Scott’s very active FB account, his tumblr and his ArtStack pages

[if you’d like to submit something to ‘Fresh Figs’, please see the guidelines here]

bon appetit! πŸ˜€

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Fresh Figs #2 ~ Zach Collins

ZC1 HEY! here’s the second installment of ‘Fresh Figs’, in which i post a-m-a-z-i-n-g art people have sent me (submission guidelines here)

this week i’m very proud to feature one of my favourite collage artists ~ Mr Zach Collins

‘Zach Collins was born in Grinnell, Iowa. He received his BA from Upper Iowa University, his MA from the University of Iowa, and his MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is currently living in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he is pursuing several art-related projects. His work, which is shown extensively both in the U.S. and internationally is about memories: tragic, humorous, and everything inbetween. Zach experiments with ironic and often unrecognizable imagery. His work is an investigation of the unexpected associations that are created by combining fragmented materials through collage.’

ZC2

here are Zach’s Tumblr, Flickr, Etsy and Instagram

E N J O Y!!!

GOOD NEWS!!!

noel coward was a lightbulb

so i had some GOOD NEWS last week ~ a guy in New York bought 3 of my original collages ~ the one above (‘noel coward was a kind of lightbulb’), plus ‘oblivious’ and ‘room with a view’ YAAAA!!!YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!YA

(this is the sound of me being happy btw)

sounds like the buyer’s had a pretty amazing life to be honest, he produced MTV’s Unplugged series, including the Nirvana one, plus the VMAs when Britney and Madonna um, osculated. he’s also good friends with Elvis Costello, for reals

ANYWAY, if anyone fancies a very late Christmas ‘dash’, all my originals are available for a ‘special’ seasonal price of Β£80 including P&P to anywhere on planet earth

(+ prints of any collage on the site are Β£35. email stainton9@gmail.com if ur interested)

OK. OK OK. happy december people of the internet!!! Ben πŸ˜€ ❀ πŸ˜€

Hello, Fig in ‘The New Portrait’

good hair day _0001

i recently had some collages appear in a zine to accompany a new show in Brooklyn NY, called ‘The New Portrait’

my collages were the one above + this one, this one and this one. there is also a funny / cool portrait of me by A.E Kieren πŸ˜€

thanks to Mathea Millman for liking my sh*t hehe

you can buy the zine here if you like, it has some truly amazing things inside it

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

‘Edibles’ Launch in West London

Vintage Macro 49 - Copy

HELLOOOOOOO!!!

i am in London Town this coming Saturday (Sept 6th) eating large, celebratory mouthfuls of lemon meringue pie + reading POEMS to launch my pamphlet EDIBLES

if you either live in London or fancy a pan-continental trek to say ‘HI!’ the launch is at The Rugby Tavern, from 7pm GMT

there will be artisanal cocktails (not really) / nibbles (quite possibly) / actual human beings (me + at least one other)

COME!!!

hello fig on twitter

the opposite of glamping

hi i am on twitter now

my ‘handle’ is @likefigs because ‘hellofig’ was already taken hehe

please follow, if you like!

i’ll probably be posting weird little ‘poems’ / new collages / stuff about animals

happy monday / tuesday / wednesday / thursday etc etc etc πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

SPECIAL OFFER!!!

future travel

hello, people!

for [an ongoing period of time] i will be offering my followers a ‘special deal’

for a mere 25 pounds you will receive ~

1. one signed high quality print (on ‘Somerset Enhanced Velvet’ paper) of any of the collages on Hello, Fig
2. one signed copy of my poetry pamphlet, Edibles (33 pages)
3. one ‘mystery gift’ – this could be a page from my journal, an ink drawing, or another mystery item of questionable worth πŸ˜‰

postage and packaging is FREE to anywhere in the world

if ur interested, please either comment on this post or email me at stainton9@gmail.com

feel free to browse the site and pick whichever collage you like!

love to y’all, truly, Ben πŸ˜€