Archive for April, 2010

Weird stuff Rad Kids get up to.

Posted in Rad Kid: Adrienne Nicole on April 28, 2010 by nobasura



Posted in Makeup Artist: Jon Hennessey on April 28, 2010 by nobasura

Jon Hennessey has been killing it on character driven ad jobs these days.  Keep an eye for these the next time you’re reaching over your chicken wings for a Keno pencil.

Photography by Anthony Redpath
Styling by Joanna Kulpa
Makeup + Hair + Grooming by Jon Hennessey

New work by Shiva Shabani

Posted in Stylist: Shiva Shabani on April 28, 2010 by nobasura

Art Direction and Styling by: Shiva Shabani


Posted in Makeup Artist: Jon Hennessey, U F*@kin' NOB with tags , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by nobasura

Rad Kid + Hennessey + Sunday + IMATS + painting faces –> hotel pints.


Posted in Artist Agent: Anna Bonthoux, NOBsessed with:, The Familia: Leon LaPointe, U F*@kin' NOB on April 25, 2010 by nobasura

I met Leon LaPointe in art class on the first day of grade 7.  He was wearing a brown linty sweater and glasses with lenses that tinted darker when he was in the sunlight but never seemed to lighten back up again.  He looked like a 12 year old jazz musician.  Leon was talking to himself and drawing a billion tiny aliens maiming a billion tiny aliens on a piece of photocopy paper with a black fine tip Sharpie.  He introduced me to punk music and I introduced him to 90’s super models, we started smoking at the smoke pit at lunch and hanging out at the mall.  We hung out and even lived together a few times with a bunch of deadbeats, until one day Leon moved to Taiwan to teach English.

Last Christmas, Jon and I had the rare opportunity to have 6 pints with him and his lovely wife  Vanessa at an Irish Pub in Chilliwack.  Not much had changed, the glasses are long smashed but he still smokes, and still draws billions of tiny aliens, and still talks to himself…but just a little.

He drew these for NOBASURA.


Posted in Makeup Artist: Jon Hennessey, NOBsessed with:, U F*@kin' NOB on April 24, 2010 by nobasura

It is not often you get to see this type of work by Jon Hennessey…  Unless you are one of his students, catch him painting a face at The Makeup Show in New York or LA, or attend a NOBASURA workshop, you only know his work to be perfect and minimal.  His  published work is often very minimal and hugely focused on beautifying the skin and hitting it’s natural highlights.  Here you see just that, only this time not just in flesh tones, but in brilliant color… PURPLE.


Posted in Artist Agent: Anna Bonthoux, NOBsessed with:, The Familia: Leon LaPointe, U F*@kin' NOB on April 24, 2010 by nobasura

After 10+ years of teaching English in Taipei, Leon and his wife finally moved to Orchid Island off of the coast of Taiwan, back to the fishing village where Vanessa grew up.  They bought a van and sell fresh sandwiches and Belgian beers to tourists who don’t know what  a sandwich is.  He scoots to the airport to buy bread a few times a week.  They beach bum, surf and fish.  Leon draws posters for Taiwanese bands and music festivals and drinks with the elders and neighboring tribes.

“I love my life out here, never have grown tired of it… I am tired of the city… Its like living in 40 Vancouver is piled up on each other in Taipei.  Me and my English blokey mate, wanna buy a car in Canada one day and drive it to the arctic circle and then burn it on an Indian reserve… he is like me in a lot of ways , fascinated by Injuns and their alcoholic fucked up ways… we love them… his wife is from a tribe of Taiwanese Headhunters  called the Atayal tribe, they tattooed their faces and lopped off skulls back in the 19th century…gotta go eat a fish I caught…write more later.”

I am happy my buddy found his lot in life.  One day we’ll visit them, eat sandwiches and drink Belgian beer, fish, surf and make rad posters.