Giant Robot Time: 12.30.11 – Happy New Year!


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GIANT ROBOT 2 – REDUX 2012

TEMPORARILY CLOSED DURING CONSTRUCTION

JANUARY 2 – JANUARY 8

Giant Robot 2 (GR2) as you know it is going to change in 2012. In just a few days, there will be some light construction. Our “little big planet” will shift off it’s axis just a little and a new GR2 will be born and at the same time, a slightly different GR1 will emerge at the same time.

GR2 began in 2003 with a solo exhibition by our close friend David Choe in a hybrid space that focused on art, artists products, house wares and more. Since then, we’ve had at least one exhibition a month and in 2012, we’ll continue in a much larger space dedicated to art. We’ll have all four walls white and available as a challenge to the many artists we work with and they’ll have to rise to the challenge.

Aside from art exhibitions, we’ve featured various book signings, video game nights and even concerts. We’ll continue those too. Also, some of you don’t realize having a space like GR2 expanded that the hard work from GR2 developed into the other offsite shows including ones with Toyota Scion and Giant Robot Biennale which took place in 2007, 2009, and will happen again in 2012.

In a quickly sketched Illustrator mock-up that is less exciting than the concept and hopefully result, you’ll have to imagine that merchandise will be transferred to Giant Robot 1. Art items will remain, the shelves pulled off and the posters, prints and extra art will be displayed in a smaller section towards the front. The artists will have double the space, if not a bit more to work with. I’ll post photos as it takes place.

That said we’ll be closed a few days in early January and a Pvrinted Matter show is scheduled to begin Jan 11, 2012. It’s been a great ride so far, and hopefully by adding and subtracting, it’ll be that much more exciting.

PRINTED MATTERAT THE NEW GR2

Apak!, Chris Bettig, Jude Buffum, Burlesque Printing, Louise Chen, Shawn Cheng, David Choe, James Chong, Dutch Door Press, ENFU, Ines Estrada, Jesse Fillingham, Hilary Florido, Matt Furie, Gabe Gonzales, Kio Griffith, Seonna Hong, Kerry  Horvath, Michael & Pearl  Hsiung, Martin Hsu, Mari Inukai, Jeremyville, Kaori Kasai, kozyndan, Jesse LeDoux, Little Friends of Printmaking, Bradford Lynn, Dan McCarthy, Gary Musgrave, Masato Nakada, Saelee Oh, Martin Ontiveros, Panorama Press, Sidney Pink, Albert Reyes, Jay Ryan, Jessica Seamans, Ryan Jacob Smith, Dave Stolte, Diana Sudyka, Deth P. Sun, Jesse Tise, Aiyana Udesen, Justin Wallis, Jing Wei, Kent Williams, Aaron Woes Martin, Sashiko Yuen

POST-IT SHOW 7

Giant Robot is proud to present Post-It Show 7 at Giant Robot 2. Curated by artists Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson in conjunction with Giant Robot, the show is slated to feature roughly 2,000 works by noted contributors for only $20. These pieces will be on standard-sized 3″ x 3″ Post-It notes. (Larger sizes of 4″ x 4″ and 6″ x 6″ will cost a bit more.) The pieces will be cash-and-carry, making it a great chance to find one-of-a-kind yet affordable holiday gifts.

UGLYDOLLCOOKIE DREAM BABO YOYAMART 2KSTRAWBERRY TREE T-SHIRT
When Babo sleeps he dreams of cookies, but when he wakes up he has even bigger dreams. What are your dreams? A new design and a new style of t-shirts from 2K! Strawberry trees forever!
HOROSTO-FU HOROSCOPEZIPPER PULL GIANT ROBOTSEED BALLS
To-Fu and Horoscopes combine for these cute zipper pulls. Each represent the 12 signs of the zodiac. 1. Throw your seed ball in an empty lot or yard. 2. They’ll sprout after rain, sprinklers or watering. 3. Enjoy wildflowers.
TAKASHI MURAKAMIKAIKAI KIKI NEWS NO2 TAKASHI MURAKAMIMINI TOWEL
Takashi Murakami is one of the founding members of the Superflat movement whose pop art work has been exhibited around the world. Superb mini hand towels from world renowned Supeflat artist Takashi Murakami. Made of soft terry cloth material.

KIDD BIG MONEY
DRAKEE SLIMES DQ VALUE MEAL

MEAT BUN HOLIDAY POP UP SHOP

HOSTED BY GIANT ROBOT 2

DECEMBER 3 – DECEMBER 30

For one month, a new line and some of the classic favorites of Meat Bun clothing will be available.

 

GIANT ROBOT POP UP SHOP

HOTEL DE VILLE VINTAGE EYEWEAR

LOS FELIZ, CA

NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 30

Giant Robot pops up again, this time in historic Los Feliz neighborhood inside of the Hotel de Ville shop on Hollywood Blvd. Showcasing a curated array of goods, shoppers will get a feel of the Giant Robot stores on Sawtelle in WLA. It’s a short run for the holidays and we are proud to work with a shop and brand. Hotel de Ville Vintage Eyewear is a preeminent shop and brand in Los Feliz showcasing eyeglass frames of their own and from makers around the world.

By ERIC NAKAMURA
When the giant Earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, she was the only person I knew from the Sendai area. When I asked Shunji Iwai about Aya, he said straight faced, “I thought they all died.”
MARTIN WONG’S TOP 10 FOR 2011By MARTIN WONG

Here are ten of them–some of which has been written about in the blog, others merely alluded to, and a couple of odds and ends–in no particular order.

By ED LINThis list represents a lot of stuff that I just got around to in 2011 and really dug.

INTERVIEW: ACTRESS RINKO KIKUCHIBy GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Rinko Kikuchi might be best known for her role as the mute school girl in Babel directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

TEN THINGS AS RELATED TO GIANT ROBOTBy ERIC NAKAMURA

This isn’t a Top Ten list like “Best Concert, Best Movie, or Best Toy”. It’s a list that’s as important and there are highlights in them all, but by no means is it a Top Ten of anything.

 

NORWEGIAN WOOD BOOKPROMOTIONAL OFFER

Get a copy of Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood for free at the Giant Robot Store along with a Movie Promo Postcard with a $40 purchase while supplies last. We’ve given the movie an emphatic thumbs up.

We have 10 copies for online purchases and 15 copies in store. The offer begins December 26th at 11:30AM PST both in store and online.

Norwegian Wood Opens in US Theaters starting January 2012. See the website for show times and theaters.

norwegianwoodmovie.com

NEW YEAR’S EVE: 11:30AM-4PM   |   NEW YEAR’S DAY: CLOSED

 


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