Giant Robot was a bi-monthly magazine of Asian and Asian American popular culture founded in 1994. It was published by Eric Nakamura and co-edited by Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong. It was initially created as a small, punk-minded magazine that featured Asian pop culture and Asian American alternative culture, including such varied subject matter as history, art, music, film, books, toys, technology and more. Currently, Giant Robot operates a shop on Sawtelle Blvd and a Gallery (GR2) also on Sawtelle Blvd.
Giant Robot Store, established in 2001 features products from around the world. Notably, fun house wares, gifts, stationeries, t shirts, comics, plush and toy figures. Giant Robot is often cited as the birthplace for Asian Pop Culture products and Uglydolls.
GR2 Gallery features art exhibitions by notable artists like Katsuya Terada, Luke Chueh, David Choe, Mari Inukai, Deth P Sun, Rob Sato, Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, Yoskay Yamamoto, Uglydoll, and countless others.
Eric Nakamura's website includes Curation, Video Projects, Design, Podcasts, Print, Videogames, Lectures, and Press is at EricNakamura.com
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