Monday, December 22, 2008

Last Minute Shoppers Sale

We are open Monday 12/22 and Tuesday 12/23 - 12pm - 7pm and Wednesday 12/24 Christmas Eve 12pm-4pm!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Krink Mailbox is here!!

So they might be a day late (KR had some shipping issues), but they are here, and they are seriously amazing. The quality is top-notch and the heavy resin makes the piece very realistic. We scored some really low numbered ones and these are sold-out already from Kidrobot so we expect these to sell fast at Hero too since we only have a few, so you best hurry in and get yours NOW!!

Extended holiday hours at Hero:
Saturday 12/20 - 12pm - 6pm
Monday 12/22 - 12pm - 7pm
Tuesday 12/23 - 12pm - 7pm
Christmas Eve Wednesday 12/14 - 12pm - 4pm

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

We Buy Your Kids - "Clementine" Video.

I don't usually watch YouTube videos, because usually I am let down or just far too antsy to take a few minutes to sit still and watch something, but this beauty is worth watching. We Buy Your Kids is Sydney based design duo Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, who do all sorts of lovely graphic design and illustration. One of their latest projects is this video for fellow Aussie Megan Washington, the song and this video are just both tooth painfully sweet and adorable. Watch it.

Oh and here is a Quicktime of it which looks even better than the YouTube video

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tatty Devine - Quirky Accessories.

London-based Tatty Devine's Winter 2008 collection of accessories are just fabulous. Including the 'Ink Splat Hat' and the 'Pencil Sharpening Necklaces', they are just beautiful .

And here are some of my other favorites from their online store:

(I am totally in LOVE with this Tiger necklace)

Potato Crisp necklace

Ye Olde English UK Dunny Series - January 22

The next Dunny series Ye Olde English UK Dunny Series releases January 22 at Hero and we will of course be having a release and trading party. So mark your calendars now and don't miss it!!

Kidrobot brings us
a bunch of bloody good olde Dunnys. This proper nice set features 17 blind boxed, 3-inch figures by the top boys and girls from the great isle. Don’t get too pissed with excitement or you’ll miss the 2 chases.

More info soon!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Italia Modern Design Book.

Saw this amazing book over at Grain Edit and I want it!!! So many great designs from the 1950s-1970s and includes many of my favorites like Bruno Munari, Giovanni Pintori, Max Huber, Enzo Mari, Pino Tovaglia, Albe Steiner etc. It also includes a fair amount of work from Olivetti and Pirelli.

Anyone know where to find it?

links and photos from Grain Edit

Workdress - A must have!

Oh, how I NEED this work dress!! I always dread print days at the studio since I have to dress like a schlep, which I HATE!! But to be able to have lots of pockets, something that can get a little dirty, all while looking CUTE, imagine the possibilities!!

This dress is a wonderful hybrid between an apron and a tool belt! The designer, Caroline Woolard, will only exchange the dress for local goods and services, so I need to come up with a good offer, and fast!

(If you absolutely cannot barter, you can donate $200 in U.S. dollars and take a dress.)

See more photos of the Work Dress on Flickr


Friday, December 12, 2008

Buffalo's First ALL LOCAL Coupon Book!

"Where Buffalo Roams" contains over $2,500 in savings at some of the best local businesses. Available now at Hero for only $10. Check out the coupon for $5 off any purchase of $25 or more at Hero!!

Hurry up and get yours now before they are gone, they are gonna go fast!

The Dot and the Line

A romance in lower mathematics.
Just saw this over on the Firebrand blog and it made me smile, I LOVE it. Good find Jess!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Santa came early to Hero

Our great friend (and super talented illustrator) Thomas Rooney, from Pavlov's Togs, stopped by yesterday bearing gifts.

Check out these goodies he gave me...

Sophocles the Hyena by Jim Moran and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin, a wonderfully adorable book from the 60's with the most beautiful illustrations filled with some super rad textures, that I am just in love with.
I started scanning all my favorite illustrations from the book, but there were too many to choose just a few, so check out this lovely...

And check out this amazing gem of a catalog for the Tandy Leather Company, with key pages pre-marked for us (Tom sure has great taste).

I mean seriously who doesn't need a leather top hat? WOW!

He also brought me a lovely Buffalo scarf that he made and Mark got a gift card to Burger King, what every great fast food junkie needs!! If you are in the Buffalo area definitely check out Tom's store on Elmwood and if not, check out his amazing webstore (yup Hero created the Pavlov's Tog site). Thanks again Tom!!!

Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games from Kidrobot on Vimeo.

Get your Reindeer Dunny at Hero now!

Taz Ah Mugs

Oh my word, do I want one of these. Saw them this morning in my email from Apartment Therapy - and they made me soo happy.

taz ah
by Attua Aparicio Torinos for thorsten van elten

It seems like a normal white mug until you use it. Surprise! Now in a new slightly larger version. Buy online here!!

Also available in pig, rabbit, tiger and monkey:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

SUPER Limited Release at Hero next week

Krink Mailbox

Kidrobot created a VERY limited edition, 7-inch, resin version of this New York landmark and got ink guy and graf writer, Krink, to hit it up with his iconic silver drips. Replete with bolts, a debossed NYC stamp and dents from urban wear and tear, this expressionist piece of vandalism drops in a Krink-designed box December 18. Individually numbered out of 500! Retails for only $39.99. The perfect gift for the collector on your list that has it ALL.

25+ Things Under $10 at Hero

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Whale Vase

A two-piece flower vase by Alessandro Bêda. Love this.

Nipple Twist and New Wave

These caught my eye immediately, both because they are beautiful and because I am a scumbag.

Dutch artist Parra has released new prints at Pictures On Walls. Both the “Nipple Twister” and “New Wave” prints come in editions of 95 and are signed by the artist. They are now available for 95 Pounds.

POW also got in new prints by Blu, Ian Stevenson, Eelus, Mudwig, Bast and others.


Gifts for the Apple Geek in your life.

The perfect gifts for the Apple geek in your life.


Monday, December 8, 2008

"Let It Snow!" - New Greeting Card from Hero

Available now online and in store - our newest hand printed greeting card. I am a snow junkie so instead of a new holiday card for 2008, I thought this was perfect!!! Buy one here - available in three colors. And don't forget about FREE SHIPPING on everything in Hero's web store until December 15.

Holiday Greeting Cards at Hero

Available both online and in store at Hero... check em out:

(click each image to purchase online)

Friday, December 5, 2008

8-Bit in 3D

Japanese design team, Tibori Design, have an awesome blog called Dotter Dotter where they post 8-bit inspired pieces of 3D art, including these from some classic Nintendo games (check out their site to see full-sized images). Love.


Shadowboxes from TwoFour Designs

Check out this super amazing and very limited shadowbox from TwoFour Designs.

“The Eyes of the New Gods”

10″ x 10″ Framed, Screenprinted Shadowbox, Editon of 30, $40. Available at both and the TwoFour Etsy Shop Check out process photos here: Flickr

Thanks Dale for sending this to us.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Postage Stamps by Type Designers

Postage stamps by type designers. The definitive collection. There are so many beauties in there, here are a couple of my favs: