ART WARS COMIC CON DUBAI
Yes I know I'm a geek because I still love to collect toys, and have yet to find the perfect Ewok costume for my pooch #mrcocobutt. Thats why I can't believe I missed out on ART WARS during COMIC CON that took place here in Dubai earlier this month. Art Wars was curated by Mo Abedin, a well-known Emirati Urban Artist and Toy designer, which featured 20 UAE based artists applying their creative flair and individual styles to customise the classic ‘Storm Trooper’ helmet . Artists involved include : Mohammed Al Mubarak, Jalal Luqman, Matar bin Lahej, Mohammed Kanoo, Ruben Sanchez, and El Seed.
The original exhibit was created by Ben Moore as a charity project set up in aid of his missing brother Thomas Moore (www.missingtom.com) and the helmets were supplied by Andrew Ainsworth of Sheperton Design Studios, who has worked on over 70 feature films and was the original prop designer from the first film ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ in 1977. These helmets below were designed by renowned artists and designers including Damien Hirst, David Bailey, Yinka Shonibare MBE and Mr Brainwash among others.
Here is some of the art work and designs I just loved from Comic Con 2014 ( obsessed with BrownMonkeys).
Even Super Habibi Needs To Relax
A Darth Selfie -