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My Punk Rock Photo Exhibition “B-Shots” at Balconi Coffee

The opening night for my exhibition, “B-Shots” was Sunday March 31st at Balconi Coffee in West LA. I imagined it would be myself and a few friends rolling through. It’s not an “art show”, as I imagine art shows. This is more of a document of a time period. The late 80s and early to mid 90s.

I was actually more impressed and thankful to the artists who came and lent support. Mari Inukai, Luke Chueh, Edwin Ushiro, Andrew Hem, Sean Chao, Rob Sato, Ako Castuera, Kris Chau, Leah Chun, and I know I’m forgetting some at this moment. There was so much talent in the room, it was overwhelming. It was also great to talk about the shows, the bands, and listen to some of them via a playlist. Also, I recognized Dee Plakas, the drummer of L7 in a group of folks who were checking it out. That was a holy shit moment! Although these photos are pulled from half of my negatives that I only recently found, I’m now bound to find the other half and compile an even larger collection some time soon.

That’s Kris Chau and Ako Castuera taking a look.
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A note I wrote about the exhibition.
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I made a zine for the exhibition, “From the Pit” along with a special display box made by Dirty Dean.
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A group shot near the end. Thanks for coming through. I’ll add a bit more some time soon.
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flicks by DJ Tony Jr.
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Giant Robot Time: 3.7.14

Sun 3/9 3-5pm Nathan Ota Mono Print workshop; 3/15

Sat 3/15 5-10pm GR 20th Anniversary

Sat 3/22 7-10pm Game Night

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GR2: Nathan Ota Scrambled Eggs… Preview

Some images for Nathan Ota – Scrambled Eggs



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GR2: 2/22 – 3/12 Nathan Ota – Scrambled Eggs and a side of Collectables

Feb 22, 2014 – Mar 12th, 2014

Reception Saturday Feb 22st, 2014 6:30-10pm

Giant Robot – Twenty Years 2014 – Presents:

Nathan Ota – Scrambled Eggs and a side of Collectables 

Nathan Ota is a graffiti legend who grew up painting with fellow artists like Risk in Los Angeles in the 80′s. His diligence led him on a successful route of fine art and this exhibition at GR2 will feature smaller original works and a few exciting new products and previews of things to come. His works are vibrant and detailed and his technique is unabashed. Ota attended high school at University High School, local from the gallery and this exhibition will be a sort of a “homecoming”. When he’s not painting, Ota teaches art at both Otis College of Art and Design and at Santa Monica College.

For any additional information about Nathan Ota or anything else, email: [email protected]



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Giant Robot Time: 2.7.14 – Year of the Horse Exhibition now available online!

 giant robot time: 2.7.14 | art by: apak

 

Friend-Love with Benefits

February 14, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

Giant Robot and L.A. Zine Fest Presents: Friend-Love with Benefits

This Valentine’s Day, join Giant Robot and L.A. Zine Fest for a night of visual comic readings by 6 different comic book artists and zine-makers on the eternal themes of love, relationships, heartbreak, friend-crushes, online dating and more.

Short comic readings by comic book artists and zine-makers based in Los Angeles and beyond:

  • Bangs & Beard
  • Jesse Tise
  • Kelsey Short
  • MariNaomi
  • Nick Sumida
  • Yumi Sakugawa

A book reading and signing of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU by Yumi Sakugawa.

Zine prizes and giveaways at the end of the night.

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Dan McCarthy

Mother’s Arms Print


Flawless and beautiful cosmic images.

Uglydoll

Hats


Rock Uglydoll everywhere you go!

Uglydoll

Ceramic Frame & Plate


New and cute ceramic goods from Ugldyoll!

Delfonics

Rollbahn Large Notebooks


About 160 graphed pages and a few small clear pouches for small mementoes.

Funko x Adventure Time

Pop! Vinyl Figures


Choose from a wide selection of your favorite characters.

 

SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot

April 19 – July 27, 2014

Oakland Museum of California

New Exhibition Coincides With 20th Anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine Celebrating Asian American Pop Culture and Beyond

(Oakland, CA)—This spring, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. On view in OMCA’s Great Hall from April 19 to July 27, 2014, the exhibition features 15 contemporary artists that have been inspired by the artistic sensibility of Giant Robot throughout its 20-year evolution.

Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the culture and aesthetic of the popular magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, David Choe, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, Kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, and Adrian Tomine. Art works in the exhibition represent a range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more.

In addition, the exhibition features Giant Robot magazines and ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB. Designed by Eric Nakamura, inspired by Nintendo’s Famicom gaming console, and fabricated by Len Higa, the car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors. Visitors will be able use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie. >>

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Giant Robot at the LA Art Book Fair

By ERIC

We featured David Horvath from Uglydoll, Luke Chueh and Shizu Saldamando signing their books.

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Save Music in Chinatown 2 preview: Adam Bomb

By MARTIN

But what came to mind as I was setting up the next Save Music in Chinatown show was him playing vintage punk and hardcore records as Adam Bomb…

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Save Music in Chinatown 2 preview: Money Mark

By MARTIN

So here we are, looking forward to the matinee with him, Channel 3, and Hector Penalosa from The Zeros at Human Resources on February 9. >>

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Giant Robot Goods: 1.28.14 – New Uglydoll plushes, ceramics, and much more!

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gallery clothing in print accessories toys stationery artists functional

 



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GR2: Giant Robot and L.A. Zine Fest Presents: Friend-Love with Benefits 2/14 7-10pm Friend-Love with Benefits

Giant Robot and L.A. Zine Fest Presents: Friend-Love with Benefits

This Valentine’s Day, join Giant Robot and L.A. Zine Fest for a night of visual comic readings by 6 different comic book artists and zine-makers on the eternal themes of love, relationships, heartbreak, friend-crushes, online dating and more.

Short comic readings by comic book artists and zine-makers based in Los Angeles and beyond:
Bangs & Beard
Jesse Tise
Kelsey Short
MariNaomi
Nick Sumida
Yumi Sakugawa

A book reading and signing of I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU by Yumi Sakugawa. 

Zine prizes and give-aways at the end of the night. 

Friend-Love with Benefits
February 14th, 2014 
7:00PM – 10:00PM  



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Giant Robot Time: 1.24.14 – Year of the Horse Exhibition opens next Sat. 2.1 at GR2!

giant robot time: 1.24.14 | art by: matt furie

 

Year of the Horse Exhibition

February 1 – February 19, 2014

Reception: Saturday, February 1, 6:30-10:00 PM

It’s the Year of the Horse which officially takes place January 30th, but on saturday, Feb 1st, 2014, Giant Robot will celebrate Year of the Horse with a group exhibition featuring 50+ artists. Horses are a constant great subject in art, and this will be an interesting and fun exhibition.

Featuring: Andrice Arp, Bubi Au Yeung, Rob Bellm, Elliot Brown, Aaron Brown, Stasia Burrington, Ako Castuera, Christopher Chan, Kris Chau, Shawn Cheng, Luke Chueh, Leah Chun, Theo Ellsworth, Cam Floyd, Kio Griffith, David Horvath, Martin Hsu, Mari Inukai, Levon Jihanian, Andrea Kang, Jeremiah Ketner, Jon Lau, Gosha Lev, Tiffany Liu, Jerome Lu, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Jeff McMillan, Kwanchai Moriya, Masato Nakada, Shihori Nakayama, Shiho Nakaza, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, Mu Pan, Sidney Pink, Sara Saedi, Yumi Sakugawa, Ken Taya, Daria Tessler, Jesse Tise, Jen Tong, Edwin Ushiro, Patricia Wakida, Christine Wu, Yoskay Yamamoto, Kohei Yamashita, Jeni Yang, APAK, Omocat, Miso, PCP, Feric, Little Friends of Printmaking and more.

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Merging Views

January 11 – January 29, 2014

Godeleine de Rosamel, Wayne Johnson, Kwanchai Moriya, Stasia Burrington, Dan McCarthy, and Dan-ah Kim

Giant Robot @ LA Art Book Fair

Table F01

January 31 – February 2, 2014

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

 

Uglydoll

Ceramic Frames


Uglydoll ceramic frames for your family memories!

Uglydoll

Hats


Now you can rock Uglydoll everywhere you go.

Uglydoll

Lands’ End Plushes


Hard to find Uglydolls! Originally for Lands’ End retailers.

Mari Nakamura

Ceramic Mugs


Beautiful handmade ceramic mugs by Mari Nakamura.

Deth P. Sun

Stickers


We have a handful of neat new stickers from Deth P. Sun!

Jeffrey Brown

Journal & Postcard Set


Adorned with the comic artist’s cute observations of cats.

 

SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot

April 19 – July 27, 2014

Oakland Museum of California

New Exhibition Coincides With 20th Anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine Celebrating Asian American Pop Culture and Beyond

(Oakland, CA)—This spring, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. On view in OMCA’s Great Hall from April 19 to July 27, 2014, the exhibition features 15 contemporary artists that have been inspired by the artistic sensibility of Giant Robot throughout its 20-year evolution.

Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the culture and aesthetic of the popular magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, David Choe, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, Kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, and Adrian Tomine. Art works in the exhibition represent a range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more.

In addition, the exhibition features Giant Robot magazines and ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB. Designed by Eric Nakamura, inspired by Nintendo’s Famicom gaming console, and fabricated by Len Higa, the car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors. Visitors will be able use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie.

“SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot will emphasize the larger pop cultural context that informed so much of the early days of Giant Robot.” says Carin Adams, OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture. “In addition to recent work, OMCA is excited to present new installations such as a custom mural by David Choe—who painted a mural on the Facebook campus, as well as a large scale outdoor mural in our Oak Street Plaza by Andrew Hem.”

Over the past 20 years, the Giant Robot brand has expanded to include retail stores and galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, a restaurant, museum and gallery exhibitions, and a popular website. It has also become an important outlet for a generation of emerging artists, several of whom have achieved mainstream success—such as Adrian Tomine, whose work has graced many New Yorker covers, and James Jean, whose is best known for his work for Prada, ESPN, and Atlantic Records.

“In SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot museum-goers will see that a certain artistic sensibility has remained intact throughout Giant Robot’s evolution,” says guest curator and Giant Robot co-founder Eric Nakamura. “The art is accessible because it has an illustrative aspect. People without art backgrounds can understand it.”

SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot will be on view at the Oakland Museum of California April 19 through July 27, 2014. The exhibition connects to OMCA’s other spring exhibition Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records through programs and in-gallery experiences celebrating how a range of communities comes together to create shared popular culture.

 

 

 

 

Game Night Samurai Gunn and Kendama Time

By ERIC NAKAMURA

It was a Game Night to remember. Beau Blyth’s Samurai Gunn projected nicely outdoors and there were plenty on hand to give it a try.

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2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Giant Robot Time: 1.17.14 – Game Night is this Sat. 1.18 at GR2!

 giant robot time: 1.17.14 | art by: kwanchai moriya

 

Game Night – Samurai Gunn

Saturday, January 18, 7:30-10 PM

Samurai Gunn is a lightning-fast Bushido brawler for two to four players. Each samurai is armed with a sword and gun, with only 3 bullets to a life. Discipline and quick reflexes are the key to deflecting bullets and sending your opponents’ heads rolling.

Samurai Gunn is available now for PC on Steam and right here. Coming to Mac soon.

Samurai Gunn is designed byTeknopants and published byMaxistentialism. Logo by Cory Schmitz and Maré Odomo. Music by Doseone.

Uglydoll – Clips

Pre-order Signed


Select new Uglydoll merchandise will be signed by the creator himself, David Horvath.

Oni Motorworks

T-shirt


A real shop that makes real cool motor vehicles.

Deth P. Sun

Flags T-shirt


Deth P. Sun’s drawings are perfect for t-shirts!

Uglydoll – Eat Dat Comic

Pre-order Signed


Every story in this book is just delicious!

Gene Luen Yang

Boxers


An innovative new graphic novel in two volumes.

Year of the Horse Exhibition

February 1 – February 19, 2014

Reception: Saturday, February 1, 6:30-10:00 PM

It’s the Year of the Horse which officially takes place January 30th, but on saturday, Feb 1st, 2014, Giant Robot will celebrate Year of the Horse with a group exhibition featuring 50+ artists. Horses are a constant great subject in art, and this will be an interesting and fun exhibition.

Featuring: Andrice Arp, Bubi Au Yeung, Rob Bellm, Elliot Brown, Aaron Brown, Stasia Burrington, Ako Castuera, Christopher Chan, Kris Chau, Shawn Cheng, Luke Chueh, Leah Chun, Theo Ellsworth, Cam Floyd, Kio Griffith, David Horvath, Martin Hsu, Mari Inukai, Levon Jihanian, Andrea Kang, Jeremiah Ketner, Jon Lau, Gosha Lev, Tiffany Liu, Jerome Lu, David Mack, Jim Mahfood, Jeff McMillan, Kwanchai Moriya, Masato Nakada, Shihori Nakayama, Shiho Nakaza, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, Mu Pan, Sidney Pink, Sara Saedi, Yumi Sakugawa, Ken Taya, Daria Tessler, Jesse Tise, Jen Tong, Edwin Ushiro, Patricia Wakida, Christine Wu, Yoskay Yamamoto, Kohei Yamashita, Jeni Yang, APAK, Omocat, Miso, PCP, Feric, Little Friends of Printmaking and more.

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OMCA Celebrates the Art of Giant Robot in New Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening April 19

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

This spring, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. On view in OMCA’s Great Hall from April 19 to July 27, 2014, the exhibition features 15 contemporary artists that have been inspired by the artistic sensibility of Giant Robot throughout its 20-year evolution.

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Show reviews: X live at the Whisky a Go-Go on the Fabulous Sunset Strip, It’s Casual and Bongoloidz at The Troubadour, Chain and the Gang at The Smell’s 16th birthday celebration

By MARTIN WONG

Over the last few years, I’ve seen them (X) more than ever and it seems like they keep getting darker, from the extra combative vocals to the dueling axes.

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Consumer Electronics Show

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Dean Gojobori hits CES 2014.

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GR2: Merging Views Reception Photos

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Thank you for coming out! Your support is always appreciated!

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Agenda Long Beach 2014: Babes, Dudes

By MARTIN WONG

I’d never attended an Agenda show, but my friend Sophia Chang suggested I check out this week’s Long Beach event since she had curated a group exhibition for it.

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GR2 Talk: The Little Friends of Printmaking and Daniel Rolnik

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Here’s a video of the talk that took place at GR2 in commemoration of the Multimatter exhibition.

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2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 

 



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OMCA Celebrates the Art of Giant Robot in New Contemporary Art Exhibition Opening April 19

New Exhibition Coincides With 20th Anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine Celebrating Asian American Pop Culture and Beyond

(PDF Press Release)

Oakland, CA)This spring, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the major exhibitionSuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. On view in OMCA’s Great Hall from April 19 to July 27, 2014, the exhibition features 15 contemporary artists that have been inspired by the artistic sensibility of Giant Robot throughout its 20-year evolution.

Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the culture and aesthetic of the popular magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, David Choe, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, Kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, and Adrian Tomine. Art works in the exhibition represent a range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more.

In addition, the exhibition features Giant Robot magazines and ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB. Designed by Eric Nakamura, inspired by Nintendo’s Famicom gaming console, and fabricated by Len Higa, the car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors. Visitors will be able use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie.

“SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot will emphasize the larger pop cultural context that informed so much of the early days of Giant Robot.” says Carin Adams, OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture. “In addition to recent work, OMCA is excited to present new installations such as a custom mural by David Choe—who painted a mural on the Facebook campus, as well as a large scale outdoor mural in our Oak Street Plaza by Andrew Hem.”

Over the past 20 years, the Giant Robot brand has expanded to include retail stores and galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, a restaurant, museum and gallery exhibitions, and a popular website. It has also become an important outlet for a generation of emerging artists, several of whom have achieved mainstream success—such as Adrian Tomine, whose work has graced many New Yorker covers, and James Jean, whose is best known for his work for Prada, ESPN, and Atlantic Records.

“In SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot museum-goers will see that a certain artistic sensibility has remained intact throughout Giant Robot’s evolution,” says guest curator and Giant Robot co-founder Eric Nakamura. “The art is accessible because it has an illustrative aspect. People without art backgrounds can understand it.”

SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot will be on view at the Oakland Museum of California April 19 through July 27, 2014. The exhibition connects to OMCA’s other spring exhibition Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records through programs and in-gallery experiences celebrating how a range of communities comes together to create shared popular culture.



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CES Day Four

The last day, and yes the photos come rolling in late. Star Wars headphones? A sure hit even if they could like Darth Vader is breathing in your ear. Dean Gojobori photos. We’d take a pair for sure.

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10 Things Taiwan Does Better

Taiwan – 10 things, includes night markets! Why don’t we have this here all the time? There’s some great things on here including the Hello Kitty airplane. (CNN)



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Giant Robot Goods: 1.15.14 – Merging Views now available online!

 

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Parks and Rec Nick Offerman Builds a Gazebo

Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec comes to life. He can build a canoe, he can carve a flute, and a gazebo? Sure. At University of Illinois, Nick Offerman built a gazebo in tribute to his own college professor, Shozo Sato. Sato his kabuki professor. It turns out, Nick Offerman, a customer at Giant Robot, actually has his own wood shop. Do take a look at his team’s handiwork and watch the video about the gazebo project.



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GR2: Merging Views Reception Photos

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CES Day 1.5 – Day 3 and Fleetwood Mac

Doc? Flux Capacitor? No roads needed? Dean Gojobori hits CES Day 1.5 – Day 3 and he also went to see Fleetwood Mac. Alien Jerky on the way back?



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CES – Day 1 and a Half Photos

Roving reported Dean Gojobori is on the CES scene covering… everything. He’s what he saw on Day One and a Half.

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Giant Robot Time: 1.10.14 – Merging Views opens this Sat. 1.11 at GR2!

 giant robot time: 1.10.14 | art by: godeleine de rosamel

 

Merging Views

January 11 – January 29, 2014

Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6:30-10:00 PM

Merging Views will be the first exhibition opening at Giant Robot 2 in 2014 and featuring great artists from Los Angeles and beyond: Godeleine de Rosamel, Wayne Johnson, Kwanchai Moriya, Stasia Burrington, Dan McCarthy, and Dan-ah Kim.

Each will be featuring their own hand in art, from 40 clay sculptures by childrens book artist, Godeleine de Rosamel, silk screener hero Dan McCarthy, who captures Cape Cod, life long ago and worlds beyond, to painters which range in styles. Wayne Johnson uses oils in a time tested technique that echoes both contemporary and historical works. Kwanchai Moriya works faster and creates pieces based on sci-fi and the fantastic, yet at times captures his local environment. Stasia Burrington mixes an illustration style often using watercolors, and Dan-ah Kim works with whimsical and contemplative images which will add a layer of complexity.

Event Preview

New from Uglydoll

Pre-order Signed


Select new merchandise will be signed by Uglydoll creator David Horvath.

Kendama USA

Tribute Kendama


The kendama is an elegant, yet deceptively addicting Japanese skill game.

Deth P. Sun

Flags T-shirt


Deth P. Sun’s drawings are perfect for t-shirts!

Miroslav Sasek

This is the Way to the Moon


Sasek rockets readers to Cape Canaveral—the space capital of the world…

Banzai Jerky

Bacon Jerky


Perfect meeting of Bacon and Jerky. Nothing like it.

Toy Boarders

Snow Boarder Figures


Awesome take on the classic toy soldiers your Dad played with.

Game Night – Samurai Gunn

Saturday, January 18, 7:30-10 PM

Samurai Gunn is a lightning-fast Bushido brawler for two to four players. Each samurai is armed with a sword and gun, with only 3 bullets to a life. Discipline and quick reflexes are the key to deflecting bullets and sending your opponents’ heads rolling.

Samurai Gunn is available now for PC on Steam and right here. Coming to Mac soon.

Samurai Gunn is designed byTeknopants and published byMaxistentialism. Logo by Cory Schmitz and Maré Odomo. Music by Doseone.

 

 

 

 

GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Dan-ah Kim

By ERIC NAKAMURA

“I love finding old books with worn pages to paint on, or ones with faded illustrations and handwritten notes.”

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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Kwanchai Moriya

By ERIC NAKAMURA

“But I can tell you what’s currently on the shelf next to my easel: a 1930′s pressed steel toy plane, a vintage IG-88, a Robert Frost collection or two, and an old Stanley No. 5 jack plane.”

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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Godeleine de Rosamel

By ERIC NAKAMURA

“A big endeavor is to try to reconcile my ceramic work with my work as a children book illustrator, and that I’m finally getting there  (whooohooo!), and to make it happen I had to start to write my own stories.”

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GR2 Interview: Merging Views – Stasia Burrington

By ERIC NAKAMURA

It’ll likely always be there, a little, but by simply focusing on the work and on where I want to go, instead of dwelling on where I don’t want to, things have been going in a great direction.

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2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 

 



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Giant Robot Time: 1.3.14 – Merging Views opens Sat. 1.11 at GR2!

 giant robot time: 1.3.14 | art by: jeremiah ketner

 

Merging Views

January 11 – January 29, 2014

Reception: Saturday, January 11, 6:30-10:00 PM

Merging Views will be the first exhibition opening at Giant Robot 2 in 2014 and featuring great artists from Los Angeles and beyond: Godeleine de Rosamel, Wayne Johnson, Kwanchai Moriya, Stasia Burrington, Dan McCarthy, and Dan-ah Kim.

Each will be featuring their own hand in art, from 40 clay sculptures by childrens book artist, Godeleine de Rosamel, silk screener hero Dan McCarthy, who captures Cape Cod, life long ago and worlds beyond, to painters which range in styles. Wayne Johnson uses oils in a time tested technique that echoes both contemporary and historical works. Kwanchai Moriya works faster and creates pieces based on sci-fi and the fantastic, yet at times captures his local environment. Stasia Burrington mixes an illustration style often using watercolors, and Dan-ah Kim works with whimsical and contemplative images which will add a layer of complexity.

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Dan McCarthy

As the Crow Flies Print (w/ 3D Glasses)


3 color screen print with 3D glasses (included)! Signed & numbered.

Giant Robot

Big Boss Robot Beanie


Keep your head warm this winter with our new beanies!

Godeleine de Rosamel

Ceramic Sculptures


Artist Godeleine de Rosamel will also be featured in the upcoming Merging Views exhibition at GR2.

Hayao Miyazaki – Ponyo & My Neighbor Totoro

Picture Books


Scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue allow children and parents to relive the magical films.

Nikki McClure

Blank Greeting Card


Her designs are created by cutting away from a single piece of black construction paper.

 

 

 

 

The Year in Review

Giant Robot (Part II)

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Each exhibition is a new experience and I have to thank the artists, visitors and everyone online who checks us out.

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The Year in Review

Giant Robot (Part I)

By ERIC NAKAMURA

The holidays are already here, and it feels like January 1st, 2013 was only yesterday. The high points of the year are plenty for me and like in the past, my life is always tied into Giant Robot.

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Two Cats at Balconi Coffee

By ERIC NAKAMURA

I don’t get invited to make art often, but when I do, it’s Sculpey cats.

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Show reviews: The Muffs at The Satellite; Bill Bartell Tribute with Redd Kross, Adolescents, Germs; Weirdos and Middle Class at The Echoplex

By MARTIN WONG

We get to see some pretty rad shows here in Los Angeles. Of course, the thing is that you have to leave your house on cold (about 50 degrees, for us) winter nights and sometimes it even drizzles.

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Celebrating 100 episodes of Los Angeles Nista

By MARTIN WONG

Congratulations to my friend Eddie Solis on his 100th episode of Los Angeles Nista.

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GR2: Multimatter Reception

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Okashii made some great GR Big Boss Robot cookies that tasted great. It was nice to see friends coming through on a last show of the year type vibe.

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Big hearts under a Mongolian Big Top

By MICHELLE BOROK

Earlier this month I had the privilege of visiting Darkhan, Mongolia’s Shonhoodoi Circus School. This fall, the International Women’s Association of Mongolia (IWAM) was preparing for its winter jacket drive and asked if I could help find some children who might best benefit from the donated winter jackets they’d be collecting.

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2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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GR2: Multimatter Reception

A cool saturday didn’t stop our close friends and customers from stopping in. Okashii made some great GR Big Boss Robot cookies that tasted great. It was nice to see friends coming through on a last show of the year type vibe.



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