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Giant Robot Time: 12.20.13 – Multimatter now available & reception this Sat. 12.21!

happy holidays! | art by: aiyana udesen

 

Multimatter

December 18 – January 8

Reception: Saturday, December 21

An exhibition of Multiples. Multimatter began as “Printed Matter” years ago as an exhibition of prints and now it’s morphed into more. The means of production of non-paper items has improved and with that brings up new types of items. We’ll see prints, but then there’ll be plush, ceramics and more.

Aaron Woes, Aiyana Udesen, Ako Castuera, Alex Chiu, Apak, Aya Kakeda, Bert Gatchalian, Bigfoot, Bradford Lynn, Carlos Donjuan, Christine Wu, Daniel Rolnik, Danni Shinya Luo, Darth Rimmer, Dave Stolte, David Horvath, Dean Gojobori, Deth P Sun, Enkyskulls, Gabe Gonzales, Gosha Levochkin, James Chong, Jarrett Quon, Jeremiah Ketner, Jerome Lu, Jesse Tise, Jiyoung Moon, J*RYU, Kaori Kasai, Ken Taya, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, kozyndan, Kwanchai Moriya, Leah Chun, Little Friends of Printmaking, Louise Chen, Luke Chueh, Lucky Nakazawa, Luster Kaboom, Mari Inukai, Mark Ingram, Martin Hsu, Masato Nakada, Matt Furie, Miso Hsiao, Nao Harada, Nick Arciaga, Omocat, Ryan McIntosh, Sara Saedi, Sean Chao, Seonna Hong, Shawn Cheng, Sidney Pink, Stasia Burrington, Theo Ellsworth, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, and more TBA.

Event

 

 

Giant Robot

Cardboard Robot – Kids T-shirt


New from Giant Robot! Perfect for the real Big boss in your family.

Hint Mint

James Jean Series


Delicious mints with even tastier artwork.

KeepCup

Reusable Cups


Eco conscious beverage cups! Available in multiple sizes.

Avery Monsen & Jory John

All My Friends Are Still Dead


Pick up the new compendium of the breakout bestseller also pictured above.

Jeffrey Brown

Darth Vader and Son – Journal & Wall Calendar


Plan and document a year’s life lessons with Darth Vader and his son Luke.

Moleskine

Notebook & Address Book


The legendary brand of stationery is simply timeless.

 

 

 

 

Fri, Dec 20th:

11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sat, Dec 21st:

11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sun, Dec 22nd:

11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Giant Robot Time: 12.13.13 – Post It Show Part II + Game Night 17 this Sat. 12.14 at GR2!

giant robot time: 12.13.13 | header: post it show 9

 

 

 

Post It Show 9 Part II

December 14, 12:00 PM

Enough art is showing up late. Some needed more time and some just wanted to make more art. The list is subject to change and there will be more additions.

Event

 


Game Night 17

Saturday, December 14, 6:30-10:00 PM

Featuring three games:

Hyper Light Drifter:

Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with unknown dangers and lost technologies. Inspired by nightmares and dreams alike, Hyper Light Drifter is a 2D Action RPG in the vein of the best 8-bit and 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Irrational Exuberance:

A first-person mystery playground at the end of the world, Irrational Exuberance is a surrealist space oddysey.  Explore a cluster of asteroids that appear to orbit exoplanet EX-I.  Discover hidden beauty and unusual phenomenon that react to your presence.  Minimalist controls and UI.  Ideally experienced with virtual reality technologies like Oculus Rift. Stargaze.  Find hope.

About Buffalo Vision:

Buffalo Vision is an impossible dream, a company, an alter ego discovered by Ben Vance in 2010.  Ben spent many moons engineering strange magic at Electronic Arts before technically & creatively collaborating with 17-BIT & Plush Apocalypse on the award-winning strategy game Skulls of the Shogun.  Irrational Exuberance is the first project built exclusively with Buffalo Vision.

Perfect Stride:

Perfect Stride is a first person skateboarding game exploring a surreal world of 90′s computer graphics through graceful mouse motions & time manipulation. Coming some time soon for PC, MAC, & iOS.

Event

 

Giant Robot

T-shirts


Check out our wide assortment of fun and creative t-shirts, jackets, and hoodies!

Giant Robot

Hats


Keep your head warm this holiday season with a variety of GR hats!

Mari Nakamura

Handmade Ceramics


Perfect for those seeking original and thoughtful gifts.

Kikkerland

Movie Camera LED Keychains


Keychains and cell phone straps fit snugly inside stockings!

Yoskay Yamamoto

Handmade Pins


Turn to us for one of a kind handcrafted goods from artists such as Yoskay Yamamoto.

Kozyndan & Heisuke Kitazawa

Prints


Great economical gifts for the art lover. Including a frame is always a nice touch!

 

Multimatter

December 18 – January 8

Reception: Saturday, December 21

An exhibition of Multiples. Multimatter began as “Printed Matter” years ago as an exhibition of prints and now it’s morphed into more. The means of production of non-paper items has improved and with that brings up new types of items. We’ll see prints, but then there’ll be plush, ceramics and more.

Aaron Woes, Aiyana Udesen, Ako Castuera, Alex Chiu, Apak, Aya Kakeda, Bert Gatchalian, Bigfoot, Bradford Lynn, Carlos Donjuan, Christine Wu, Daniel Rolnik, Danni Shinya Luo, Darth Rimmer, Dave Stolte, David Horvath, Dean Gojobori, Deth P Sun, Enkyskulls, Gabe Gonzales, Gosha Levochkin, James Chong, Jarrett Quon, Jeremiah Ketner, Jerome Lu, Jesse Tise, Jiyoung Moon, J*RYU, Kaori Kasai, Ken Taya, Kerry Horvath, Kevin Luong, kozyndan, Kwanchai Moriya, Leah Chun, Little Friends of Printmaking, Louise Chen, Luke Chueh, Lucky Nakazawa, Luster Kaboom, Mari Inukai, Mark Ingram, Martin Hsu, Masato Nakada, Matt Furie, Miso Hsiao, Nao Harada, Nick Arciaga, Omocat, Ryan McIntosh, Sara Saedi, Sean Chao, Seonna Hong, Shawn Cheng, Sidney Pink, Stasia Burrington, Theo Ellsworth, Tru Nguyen, Yejin Oh, and more TBA.

Event

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, Dec 20th:

11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sat, Dec 21st:

11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sun, Dec 22nd:

11:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

Show Reviews: Save Music in Chinatown, Paisley Underground Reunion at the Fonda, Redd Kross at the El Rey, ASG at The Satellite, Channel 3 at Alex’s Bar

By MARTIN WONG

The first DIY benefit gig that my wife and I organized to raise funds to pay for music education at our daughter’s school, Castelar Elementary, was awesome and Bob Forrest was a perfect start.

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Post It Show 9 Reception Photos

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

The artist list grew as did the quantity of Post It Art and the comment I’ve heard more than once is that the show is better than ever.

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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: 6.28.13 – Yukinori Dehara Figure Exhibition opening this Sat. 6.29 at GR2!

giant robot time: 6.28.13 | art by: dan mccarthy

 

Yukinori Dehara: Nendo Pro Wrestling

June 29 – July 24, 2013

Reception: Saturday, June 29, 6:30-10 PM

Giant Robot is proud to host Nendo Pro Wrestling – clay sculptures by Yukinori Dehara. Wrestling culture has been popular throughout contemporary Japanese popular culture. Alongside of Mexico and the US, the wrestling scene has continued alongside and overlapping with Sentai (Power Rangers) shows. Superheroes have traversed in each others genres. We’ll be sure to feature clay sculptures and more from Yukinori Dehara! As with his previous exhibitions, Dehara’s work is often containing deep ideologies of our culture presented through his colorful characters.

Dehara will be here in person!

More Info | Facebook


Yukinori Dehara: Figure Painting Workshop

Sunday, June 30, 2 PM AND 3:30 PM

We’ve just added an additional workshop session at 3:30 PM! Sign up here.

Learn the secrets of painting a vinyl figure! Space is limited to 15 people (per session). Enrollment fee $15 and it includes a mini Dehara figure. He’ll bring the rest!

Sign Up | More Info

Lucky Peach

Issues 4-7


Lucky Peach is a journal of food writing, published on a quarterly basis by McSweeney’s.

Uglydoll

Magnet Sets


Uglydolls on magnets! Put them on your fridge.

Totoro & Ponyo

Plushes


Straight from Hayao’s Miyazaki’s whimsical animated films. Approved by Studio Ghibli.

Godeleine de Rosamel

Ceramic Sculpture


Beautiful handmade ceramic sculpture by artist Godeleine de Rosamel. Found only at Giant Robot.

 

 

 

 

 

281_Anti-Nuke Art Retrospective in Roppongi

By BRETT FUJIOKA

Get your fix of both art and politics at 281_Anti-Nuke’s exhibition at the Pink Cow bar in Roppongi, Japan. Tourists and Tokyoites may have seen 281′s work conspicuously stickered on public property throughout the city.

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Show reviews: Heavy Blanket (w/ J Mascis) and Obliterations, The Mattson 2 w/ Money Mark at The Satellite

By MARTIN WONG

The Satellite has become a backup to The Echo in recent years, so I was stoked to see two rad bills there in the same week. Gotta love being able to walk to shows, especially when it’s a friend’s band.

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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: 6.21.13 – Yukinori Dehara Figure Exhibition opens next Sat. 6.29 at GR2!

giant robot time: 6.21.13 | art by: sun-min kim
 

My Neighbor Totoro

Plushes


Officially licensed Studio Ghibli plushes straight from Miyazaki’s classic film.

Uglydoll

Superman Babo & Batman Ice-Bat


Pre-order your Uglydoll x DC Comics plushes today. Each plush or tag will be signed by Uglydoll creator David Horvath himself.

Uglydoll

Headwear


We’re proud to offer several new and original hats and beanies featuring Babo and Ice-Bat.

Uglydoll

Uglycon T-shirt| Set


Released as part of the everything Uglydoll extravaganza.

Yukinori Dehara: Nendo Pro Wrestling

June 29 – July 24, 2013

Reception: Saturday, June 29, 6:30-10 PM

Giant Robot is proud to host Nendo Pro Wrestling – clay sculptures by Yukinori Dehara. Wrestling culture has been popular throughout contemporary Japanese popular culture. Alongside of Mexico and the US, the wrestling scene has continued alongside and overlapping with Sentai (Power Rangers) shows. Superheroes have traversed in each others genres. We’ll be sure to feature clay sculptures and more from Yukinori Dehara! As with his previous exhibitions, Dehara’s work is often containing deep ideologies of our culture presented through his colorful characters.

Dehara will be here in person!

More Info | Facebook


 

Yukinori Dehara: Figure Painting Workshop

Sunday, June 30, 2 PM

Learn the secrets of painting a vinyl figure! Space is limited to 15 people. Enrollment fee $15 and it includes a mini Dehara figure. He’ll bring the rest! Sign up at [email protected].

More Info

It’s Go Skateboarding Day! And we’re giving away FREE decks by The Not-Its, a Seattle kindie rock band. The first 3 kids who come into the Giant Robot Store (GR1) with the “secret password” (posted on The Not-Its page on Fri. at 11am) gets one! We have cds and stickers too.

 

 

 

 

Uglydoll Uglycon 2013 – Photo Sets

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

A very special thank you to everyone that joined us for a wonderful event. Check out photos of the multitude of activities throughout the day.

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Architecture for Dogs at LBMA

By MARTIN WONG

World-class architects designing species-specific doghouses–how cool is that? This afternoon I was able to see some of the pieces being installed at the Long Beach Museum of Art for the west coast premiere of Architecture for Dogs.

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Street Art, Stencils, and Skateboarding on the Steppes (Interview)

By MICHELLE BOROK

Malou Rose is a long way from Bondi Beach. The Australian transplant has spent the last three years in Mongolia becoming an activator in the Ulaanbaatar art scene, launching a pop-up gallery, getting to know graffiti crews, and with the help of her repat partner, she’s launched a skateboarding program for kids.

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2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Giant Robot Goods: 6.18.13 – Uglydoll Uglycon exclusives and more!

giant robot

gallery clothing in print accessories toys stationery artists functional
Uglydoll – Headwear


We’re proud to offer several new and original hats and beanies featuring Babo and Ice-Bat.

Uglydoll – Superman Babo and Batman Ice-Bats


Pre-order your Uglydoll x DC Comics plushes today. Each plush or tag will be signed by Uglydoll creator David Horvath himself.

Giant Robot x Uglydoll – Uglycon T-shirt


Released as part of the everything Uglydoll extravaganza. Babo is holding balloons of all his friends.

Uglydoll – Uglycon Set


Each set comes with an Uglycon tote bag, Babo plush, and Cookie Scarf.



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Giant Robot Time: 6.7.13 – UglyCon reception next Sat. 6.15 at GR2!

giant robot time: 6.7.13 | print by: i-mockery
 

P+G DESIGN

MIMI POCHIBI BUNNY COIN POUCH


Use the ears to open and close the purse.

P+G DESIGN

MIMI POCHI COIN POUCH


Cute animal silicone coin pouches from p+g Design.

PANTONE UNIVERSE

COASTER SET


Easy way to prove to your art friends you have cred when serving drinks.

PANTONE UNIVERSE

NOTEBOOK


Perfect for sketching and making notes about your next logo ideas.

PANTONE UNIVERSE

MUG


Perfect for people who appreciate graphic design or beautiful colors, which is everyone.

 

Giant Robot and Uglydoll are proud to present UglyCon, an exhibition of art, plush, comics and more by Uglydoll, Friends and Fans!
For any other information on or about any of the artists or anything else contact Eric Nakamura at Giant Robot.

 

 

 

 

GR X SUSAN FENIGER’S STREET

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Photos from Susan Feniger’s Street and our pop up shop there. Never Press and Space Camp joined in too. A fun day for sure, and we hope to do it again. The food? Yes, it was amazing. It was a special “Korean BBQ” day! Watch for more. The photo above is of Kajsa Alger!

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BARRY MCGEE VISITS THE WHITE HOUSE

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Not just Barry McGee, that’s Len Higa and Shizu Saldamando.

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DOIN’ IT FOR THE KIDS

By MICHELLE BOROK

June 1st, was Children’s Day in Mongolia. Children’s Day emerged in 1925, right around the time that  child labor was formally frowned upon in the Western world, after children decades earlier suffered as cogs in the wheels of the Industrial Revolution.

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RETOX AT VACATION VINYL PLUS PUBLICATION REVIEWS: TEMPERATURE’S RISING, INDULGENCE 11, WHAT WILL HATCH?

By MARTIN WONG

One of the tiniest shops on Sunset, Vacation Vinyl, has hosted some of the gnarliest in-stores, from Converge to OFF! Before this week’s Retox gig in the shoebox-like store, guitar ripper Michael Crain asked my friend Ben and me, “Did you bring earplugs?”

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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: 5.31.13 – Eishi Takaoka artwork now available online!

 

giant robot time: 5.31.13 | art by: eishi takaoka

 

 

GODELEINE DE ROSAMEL — CERAMIC SCULPTURES


Delightful handmade ceramic sculptures by artist Godeleine de Rosamel.

KIYOMI KOIDE — CERAMIC SAKE SET


Beautiful handmade ceramics by artist Kiyomi Koide.

KIYOMI KOIDE — CERAMIC BOWL


Features a cat peering over the side, eyeing the painted fish on the bottom of the bowl.

KIYOMI KOIDE — CERAMIC MINI PLATE


A perfect accompaniment to the handmade ceramic bowls.

KIYOMI KOIDE — CERAMIC CUPS


We also have several varieties of unique and cute cup designs.

 

Giant Robot and Uglydoll are proud to present UglyCon, an exhibition of art, plush, comics and more by Uglydoll, Friends and Fans!
For any other information on or about any of the artists or anything else contact Eric Nakamura at Giant Robot.

 


 

 

 

 

THE GREATEST “THING” IN AMERICA

By ERIC NAKAMURA

The once-in-a-lifetime event of visiting America’s premier building, The White House can’t be compared to much of anything.

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LONG BEACH: WORK IN PROGRESS TEASER VIDEO BY BEN CLARK

By MARTIN WONG

The first of three videos based on last month’s Long Beach: Work in Progress conference that

I helped assemble has recently been uploaded.

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SHOW REVIEWS: TWO NIGHTS WITH BORIS AT THE ECHOPLEX; TURBONEGRO AT THE EL REY

By MARTIN WONG

The band’s (Boris) masterful and massive range of harsh noise to gentle beauty is huge, matched only by the members’ coolness.

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2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Giant Robot Goods: 5.21.13 – Pantone Notes, Yoshitomo Nara postcards, and more!

 

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gallery clothing in print accessories toys stationery artists functional
PANTONE

NOTECARD SET


Be like graphic designers and master communication with color.

POKETO X LISA CONGDON

HERRINGBONE TEA TOWEL


Turn your bathroom or kitchen into a neater space.

YOSHITOMO NARA

30 POSTCARD SET


Beguile everyone on your correspondence list.

YOSHITOMO NARA

THE LONESOME PUPPY


In his first book for children, the renowned artist tells the charming story of a puppy so large that no one notices him—-until a determined little girl climbs high enough to meet him and become his friend.

JEFFREY BROWN

STAR WARS: VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS


Vader—Sith Lord and leader of the Galactic Empire—now faces the trials, joys, and mood swings of raising his daughter Leia as she grows from a sweet little girl into a rebellious teenager.

TARO GOMI – SCRIBBLES: A REALLY GIANT DRAWING AND COLORING BOOK


With playful drawings, funny scenarios and fun-to-follow instructions, this book is not just for coloring, but for doodling, drawing, imagining and thinking!

AVERY MONSEN & JORY JOHN

ALL MY FRIENDS ARE DEAD


Cute and dark all at once, this hilarious children’s book for adults teaches valuable lessons about life while exploring each cartoon character’s unique grievance and wide-eyed predicament.

MATT FURIE

DUNGEON FAMILY ZINE *SIGNED*


Original images were part of the past art show at Giant Robot 2 “Facial Recognition.” Signed on the back by the artist himself!

MIMOBOT X ADVENTURE TIME

USB FLASH DRIVE


Mimobot has collaborated with everyone’s favorite show to release Adventure Time characters such as the adorable BMO.

 



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Giant Robot Time: 5.17.13 – Game Night 14 + Matthew Specktor signing this weekend at GR2

 

giant robot time: 5.17.13 | print by: kozyndan

 

 

GAME NIGHT 14

FEATURING: RETRON 5 AND SUPABOY BY HYPERKIN

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 6:30-10PM

Scheduled are two Retron 5 consoles which as of this date has not been released along with 10 Supaboy handheld consoles. We’ll also be giving away 2 Supaboys and customized buttons. We’ll also be an official LA Streetpass event so bring your DS!

Since its inception Hyperkin® has rapidly established a reputation for developing innovative, reliable and cost-friendly video game peripherals. Hyperkin® designs, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of accessories for every major platform including; Nintendo® Wii™, Sony® PlayStation® 3, Microsoft® Xbox® 360, Nintendo® DSi®XL, Sony® PSP™ as well as an extensive catalog of peripherals for classic platforms like NES, SNES, GameBoy™, SEGA® Genesis™, Saturn™ and Dreamcast™.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT


 

AUTHOR SIGNING — MATTHEW SPECKTOR

AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2-3PM

Matthew Specktor is the author of the novels American Dream Machine, which is currently being developed into a series for Showtime, and That Summertime Sound, as well as a nonfiction book of film criticism. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, The Believer, Tin House, Salon, and numerous other anthologies and publications. He is a founding editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

MIMOBOT X HELLO KITTY

USB FLASH DRIVES


Store all of your precious moments and memories with Hello Kitty!

GUNDAM COLLECTION DX6/00

FIGURE BLIND BOX


Impressive robots you can enjoy on your desk.

HINT MINT

AUDREY KAWASAKI SERIES


Audrey Kawasaki’s beautiful paintings adorn the collectible tins.

SHIPPON

SELF-WATERING MINI PLANTERS


Hang the little cat or dog on a cup filled with water and watch the plant grow from its bag!

MATTHEW SPECKTOR

AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE


American Dream Machine is the story of two talent agents and their three troubled boys, heirs to Hollywood royalty.

MATTHEW SPECKTOR

THAT SUMMERTIME SOUND


Freshman summer, 1986: You think you’re looking for happiness and you’re in love with the world’s best and most obscure band.

 

 

WAITING — SOLO EXHIBITION BY EISHI TAKAOKA

MAY 25 – JUNE 12, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 25, 6:30-10PM

We’re not changing a thing.

“Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan. He instills his frustration with life in Kagoshima and feelings of isolation into each of the pieces, which are comprised of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments placed atop empty glass medicine bottles.”

Takaoka’s pieces have been seen in group shows including the Giant Robot Biennale I and III, and on the cover of novelist Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.

For this exhibition, Takaoka will create new sculptures at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. He is currently attending school in his hometown of Kagoshima, Japan and will not be in Los Angeles for the opening.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

 

 

 

 

GR INTERVIEW: J*RYU

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

GR: Animals are an obvious theme this time out, yet it’s not limited by mammals, insects or reptiles, yet there’s a common bond between them. Can you talk about how you chose which animals to depict?

J*Ryu: I chose to call this body of work “Biorgasmica,” a study of what it would be like to meld various elements of baroque stylings, the human face and the shape of various creatures together.  When determining what animals I wanted to involve, it mostly came down to animals where I could envision how those disparate elements could more easily coalesce into one cohesive creature.  The final roster of creatures tended to be those that were organically armored, whether with a carapace or scales, or those that had body shapes that would lend themselves to the incorporation of faces or detailing. >>

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Giant Robot Time: 5.10.13 – Game Night 14 is next Sat. 5.18 at GR2

giant robot time: 5.10.13 | print by: kozyndan

 

 

 

 

GAME NIGHT 14

FEATURING: RETRON 5 AND SUPABOY BY HYPERKIN

MAY 18, 6:30-10PM

Scheduled are two Retron 5 consoles which as of this date has not been released along with 10 Supaboy handheld consoles. We’ll also be giving away 2 Supaboys and customized buttons. We’ll also be an official LA Streetpass event so bring your DS!

Since its inception Hyperkin® has rapidly established a reputation for developing innovative, reliable and cost-friendly video game peripherals. Hyperkin® designs, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of accessories for every major platform including; Nintendo® Wii™, Sony® PlayStation® 3, Microsoft® Xbox® 360, Nintendo® DSi®XL, Sony® PSP™ as well as an extensive catalog of peripherals for classic platforms like NES, SNES, GameBoy™, SEGA® Genesis™, Saturn™ and Dreamcast™.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

WAITING — SOLO EXHIBITION BY EISHI TAKAOKA

MAY 25 – JUNE 12, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 25, 6:30-10PM

We’re not changing a thing.

“Although the sculptures of Eishi Takaoka all portray the same serene expression, their outwardly calm façade belies a world of bottled-up emotions. With nowhere to go, these intense feelings manifest themselves in outlandish formations that sprout out of the top of each figure’s head. The uniquely sculpted heads of Takaoka are rooted in a personal fantasy world that is fueled by the emotional ups and downs of daily life in lower-middle class Japan. He instills his frustration with life in Kagoshima and feelings of isolation into each of the pieces, which are comprised of carved wood painted with raw mineral pigments placed atop empty glass medicine bottles.”

Takaoka’s pieces have been seen in group shows including the Giant Robot Biennale I and III, and on the cover of novelist Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore.

For this exhibition, Takaoka will create new sculptures at Giant Robot 2 in Los Angeles. He is currently attending school in his hometown of Kagoshima, Japan and will not be in Los Angeles for the opening.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

AREAWARE

MICRO CUBEBOT


Wooden Cubebots! From a cube to a bot.

KOZYNDAN

A VISIT BY THE VISIONARIES TO VICTORIA PRINT


Close-up view of the larger panoramic print.

SOUTHER SALAZAR

WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS RIVER GOES POSTCARD


Let your loved ones know they are special with this new postcard by Souther Salazar.

SOUTHER SALAZAR

INTO A WORLD THAT NOBODY KNOWS TOTE BAG


Cute new tote from artist Souther Salazar.

 

LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

MAY 2 – MAY 12, 2013

Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, presents the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) on May 2- 12, 2013 at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), CGV Cinemas located in Koreatown, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at NCPD in Little Tokyo, and the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach.

 

 

 

 

REVIEWS: THE SOUND OF CRICKETS AT NIGHT AT LAAPFF, THE THREE O’CLOCK, KING TUFF, JT HABERSAAT & THE ALTERCATION PUNK COMEDY TOUR

By MARTIN WONG

Another year, another Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. >>

GR2: STRANGE SYMBIOSIS RECEPTION AND REVIEW – PHOTOS I & II

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Strange Symbiosis exhibition featured J*Ryu’s first exhibition as an LA resident. His work is entirely sculpted, ushering in a new look and thought process of his own career. >>

REVIEWS: THE ROLLING STONES AT STAPLES/THE LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL AT THE DGA

By MARTIN WONG

Still can’t believe my friend Cate invited me to watch The Rolling Stones kick off their current tour at Staples Center last Friday. Still can’t believe how great they are live. >>

Q&A WITH AUTHOR MATTHEW SALESSES

By ED LIN

I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying is a new novel in flash fiction by Matthew Salesses. […]

Salesses is a husband and a father. His writing has been published widely. Recently, he took the time to share some thoughts about I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying with GR. >>

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 



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Giant Robot Time: 4.26.13 – Iwai Shunji solo exhibition reception this Sat. 4.27 at GR2

 giant robot time: 4.26.13 | art by: iwai shunji 

 

OUT OF THE FILMS

PICTURES AND WORK BY IWAI SHUNJI

APRIL 27 – MAY 2, 2013 (ONE WEEK EXHIBITION)

OPENING RECEPTION: SAT., APRIL 27, 6:30-10PM

A solo exhibition of works by director, Iwai Shunji.

“Generally, people call me a Director or Filmmaker. However I feel like I’m just a kid who’s having fun. I like drawing, taking photos, writing novels and composing music. This time, I focused on pictures I drew. Please enjoy them.”

The exhibition will feature some story board art, drawn by Iwai as well as some of his photographs. Iwai Shunji is scheduled to appear in person at the exhibition reception.

There will also be a special screening of Iwai Shunji’s Vampire on Friday, April 26, from 7-10pm at the Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director.

MORE INFO | VIEW ART | FACEBOOK EVENT


STRANGE SYMBIOSIS

MAY 4 – MAY 22, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SAT., MAY 4, 6:30-10PM

Four Person Group Exhibition featuring Scott Tolleson, Leecifer, J*Ryu and Aaron Brown

The world of indie toys and figures have crested and the artists involved are evolving into their own as sculptors, painters, and illustrators while they still do custom figures from time to time. The four involved will demonstrate their development and evolution as fine artists.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

 

GIANT ROBOT

ROBOT ARMY WINDBREAKER JACKET


The classic logo speaks for itself. Good for all weather.

GIANT ROBOT

BIG BOSS ROBOT WINDBREAKER JACKET


Represent Big Boss! Robots since 1994. Believe it.

GIANT ROBOT

BIG BOSS ROBOT HAT


Big Boss Robot’s classic angry stare is now found on these slick snap closure hats.

 

One of our closest friends, David Horvath explains how Uglydoll wasn’t just born out of a plush doll, but it’s a process of drawings that aren’t just doodles like what most people would think. Uglydoll is actually born out of stories from own daily lives. The things that happen become situations between characters. It’s much deeper than you’d ever think. I’m proud to have directed David Horvath.

Stay tuned for Shizu Saldamando on 5/6.

 

 


LOS ANGELES ASIAN PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL

MAY 2 – MAY 12, 2013

Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, presents the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) on May 2- 12, 2013 at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), CGV Cinemas located in Koreatown, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at NCPD in Little Tokyo, and the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach.

We are Co-Presenting two films:

COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING

SUNDAY | MAY 05 | 5:45 PM | CGV CINEMAS 2

INFO | TRAILER

Like the dizzying art of trapeze and acrobatics that is the stuff of this film’s brave young heroine’s dreams, the light-hearted comedy COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING will amaze you.

Feel free to use the following discount code: GIROVC2013.

SAKE-BOMB

SATURDAY, MAY 04 | 4:00 PM | DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA 1

INFO | TRAILER

A “Sake-Bomb” is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint of beer. It’s also a comedic road movie about a sarcastic Asian American and his Japanese cousin.

 

 

 

 

SHOW REVIEW: THE EVENS AT THE VEX; NEW MUSIC: BAD RELIGION, T.S.O.L., BEST COAST, BOB MOULD

By MARTIN WONG

Last week’s Evens gig at The Vex was great. As the progressively heavier sound of their albums implies, the live show has become more rocking as Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina’s musical partnership rolls along. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 4.19.13 – Iwai Shunji solo exhibition reception next Sat. 4.27 at GR2

giant robot time: 4.19.13 | art by: mark todd
 

 

OUT OF THE FILMS

PICTURES AND WORK BY IWAI SHUNJI

APRIL 27 – MAY 2, 2013 (ONE WEEK EXHIBITION)

OPENING RECEPTION: SAT., APRIL 27, 6:30-10PM

A solo exhibition of works by director, Iwai Shunji.

“Generally, people call me a Director or Filmmaker. However I feel like I’m just a kid who’s having fun. I like drawing, taking photos, writing novels and composing music. This time, I focused on pictures I drew. Please enjoy them.”

The exhibition will feature some story board art, drawn by Iwai as well as some of his photographs. Iwai Shunji is scheduled to appear in person at the exhibition reception.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT


STRANGE SYMBIOSIS

MAY 4 – MAY 22, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SAT., MAY 4, 6:30-10PM

Four Person Group Exhibition featuring Scott Tolleson, Leecifer, J*Ryu and Aaron Brown

The world of indie toys and figures have crested and the artists involved are evolving into their own as sculptors, painters, and illustrators while they still do custom figures from time to time. The four involved will demonstrate their development and evolution as fine artists.

MORE INFO

BIG BOSS ROBOT HATS

GIANT ROBOT


Big Boss Robot’s classic angry stare is now found on these slick snap closure hats. “Giant Robot” stitched on left side of cap.

BARTHOLOMEW PRINT SET

LUKE CHUEH & SCOTT TOLLESON


The prints are a set in edition of 50, each signed by the respective artists.

BARTHOLOMEW PUNCHYFACE PLUSH — LUKE CHUEH & SCOTT TOLLESON


The official release of the first plush collaboration between artists Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson.

INSTANT GARDEN

TASTY EDAMAME


Grow tasty Edamame in your own ramen noodle cup-like ceramic container.

FOODIE GARDEN PLANTER

TOMATO TAKEOVER, BASIL-O-HOLIC, TRIPPLE XXX PEPPERS


Grow three different types of each particular variety in a single home planter.

 

Visual Communications (VC), the nation’s premier Asian Pacific American media arts center, presents the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (LAAPFF) on May 2- 12, 2013 at the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), CGV Cinemas located in Koreatown, the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at NCPD in Little Tokyo, and the historic Art Theatre of Long Beach.

We are Co-Presenting two films:

COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING

SUNDAY | MAY 05 | 5:45 PM | CGV CINEMAS 2

INFO | TRAILER

Like the dizzying art of trapeze and acrobatics that is the stuff of this film’s brave young heroine’s dreams, the light-hearted comedy COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING will amaze you.

Feel free to use the following discount code: GIROVC2013.

SAKE-BOMB

SATURDAY, MAY 04 | 4:00 PM | DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA 1

INFO | TRAILER

A “Sake-Bomb” is a cocktail created by dropping a shot of sake into a pint of beer. It’s also a comedic road movie about a sarcastic Asian American and his Japanese cousin.


 

 

 

 

LONG BEACH: WORK IN PROGRESS (APRIL 26, 2013)

By MARTIN WONG

Imprint Culture Lab is a company that showcases up-and-coming, under-the-radar, and imported ideas. Eric Nakamura actually helped kickstart the earliest ones, bringing in high-powered friends from the worlds of streetwear, tech, otaku, and craft. I’ve been helping out with the newest one, which takes place in the home base of Imprint and its sister company interTrend. >>

GR2: BARTHOLOMEW PUNCHYFACE EVENT PHOTOS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Contest, plush, cake, Luke Chueh, Scott Tolleson, friends, family, 3Dretro and more. Photos by Carlos Lopez. >>

GR2: FACIAL RECOGNITION EXHIBITION VIDEO

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Video by Tony Sugano. >>

JANM GALA DINNER

By ERIC NAKAMURA

The JANM Gala Dinner is an annual event. […] Last night honored the late Daniel Inouye, the highest ranking politician who was Asian American. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 4.5.13 – Facial Recognition opening reception this Sat. 4.6 at GR2

giant robot time: 4.5.13 | art by: james kochalka

 

FACIAL RECOGNITION

APRIL 6 – APRIL 24, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 6:30-10PM

Three Person Group Exhibition featuring James Kochalka, Matt Furie and Mark Todd

James Kochalka is a comic book artist, musician, and more hailing from Burlington, Vermont. His well known works include a new animated cartoon called Superfuckers. Matt Furie is well known for his illustrative character works, at times featuring super heroes and villains in a world that’s all his own. Mark Todd is an illustrator and instructor at Art Center College of Design. His works are often amalgamations of layers that often comprise his own takes on classic comics covers.

All three artists are involved in some type of published work, some of which will be available at Giant Robot.

MORE INFO | PREVIEW IMAGES | FACEBOOK EVENT

BARTHOLOMEW PUNCHYFACE RELEASE PARTY

LUKE CHUEH AND SCOTT TOLLESON

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 5-8PM

The official release of the first plush collaboration between artists Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson.

Bartholomew Punchyface is the collaborative efforts of artists Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson. Chueh’s cynical narratives combined with Tolleson’s nerd chic culminate into a character anyone who’s had a hard time in school can empathize with.

The most pathetic nerd bear you’ll ever meet. Buy him to bully him or save him from the other bullies out there.

This limited edition plush bear produced by 3DRetro is making its debut at Giant Robot 2.

Giant Robot will also have a set of two prints edition of 50 by Luke Chueh and Scott Tolleson.

MORE INFO

BLIKHELLO KITTY WALL DECALS


As you may know, Blik makes the incredibly popular Giant Robot wall stickies.  We know the Hello Kitty Series will do well!

AREAWAREMICRO/GUTHRIE CUBEBOT


Wooden Cubebots! From a cube to a bot.

GIANT ROBOT — ROBOT ARMYWINDBREAKER JACKET


The Big Boss Robot Army is now represented in this sleek new windbreaker jacket.

MUNKY KING X LUKE CHUEHTARGET FIGURE

(BLACK & GOLD)


New color way for the Target Figure by Luke Chueh.

ALEX PARDEEBUNNYWITH MINI FIGURE


Based Upon Nearly Nothing, YOU Will Indulge in These Hares!

OUTLANDISH MINI FIGURE GUYS (SERIES 2)


New take on a classic toy.

GAMA-GO — NUTCASEPILL CASE KEYCHAIN


Carry your crazy pills in this Nutcase acorn shaped pill container.

GAMA-GOSTACHE STRAWS


6 mustache clips and straws.

GAMA-GO — ICED CHOCOLATE ICE CUBE TRAY


Chocolate shaped ice cube tray.

GAMA-GO — PIRATE LEG PENCIL SHARPENER


Every pencil you own will now be a pirate’s peg leg.

 

 

 

 

Next week the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles opens. I’m a big fan of the film fest, which is in its eleventh year, because they always come up with an interesting mix of arty blockbusters, lo-fi indies, and cool oddball documentaries. I was lucky enough to watch some screeners… >>

GR2: CRYSTAL VISITS GR2By ERIC NAKAMURA

Having a video maker come by and shoot stuff during the day means short videos. I didn’t know this one was happening but I’m always down to help people know more about art. Thanks, DJ Tony Jr. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 3.29.13 – Facial Recognition opening reception next Sat. 4.6 at GR2

giant robot time: 3.29.13 | art by: deth p. sun
 

JAVA JR. COFFEE CREAMER


Classic diner coffee pot shaped mini creamer!

U-LOCK KEYCHAIN


Resembles the U-lock used to lock your bike up.

FINGERSTACHE

TEMPORARY TATTOOS


Put them on your finger and presto, mustachioed!

COLD HARD CASH

ICE CUBE TRAY


Ice cube tray produces 6 bill like ice stacks.

HONEY BUNNY JAR


Bunny honey jar with applicator ears will sweeten any meal.

NESTING BOWLS


Each bowl has cool nest like texture.

IKEY IPHONE STAND


Convenient key shaped iPhone stand!

HOME COOKING LID


The little chimney on the holder allows steam to escape.

Sean Chao makes dioramas that are cute and tell a story. It was fun to able to sit and watch Sean work the Sculpey. Chao speaks softly and is thoughtful in his explanations of his work.

 

FACIAL RECOGNITION

APRIL 6 – APRIL 24, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 6:30-10PM

Three Person Group Exhibition featuring James Kochalka, Matt Furie, and Mark Todd

James Kochalka is a comic book artist, musician, and more hailing from Burlington, Vermont. His well known works include a new animated cartoon called Superfuckers. Matt Furie is well known for his illustrative character works, at times featuring super heroes and villains in a world that’s all his own. Mark Todd is an illustrator and instructor at Art Center College of Design. His works are often amalgamations of layers that often comprise his own takes on classic comics covers.

All three artists are involved in some type of published work, some of which will be available at Giant Robot.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

 

 

 

 

GR2: SEASONAL CHANGES VIDEO

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Video by DJ Tony Jr. Thanks much again. >>

DAVID McHANK’S PERPETUALLY TWELVE

By MARTIN WONG

My favorite piece of all time is still McHank’s essay about growing up in the Bay Area and not knowing how to drive when he moved to San Diego and how he had to ride bikes or take the bus to get to shows. Can you get more personal or street level than that? >>

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Giant Robot Time: 3.22.13 – Seasonal Changes artwork now available online

giant robot time: 3.22.13 | art by: deth p. sun

 

BIGFOOT

THE FOREST WARLORD VINYL FIGURES


Bigfoot has released some very impressive limited edition vinyl figures!

DETH P. SUN

VARIOUS DRAWINGS ZINE


Collection of Deth P. Sun’s favorite drawings he made in 2012.

DETH P. SUN

BOAT PRINT


Archival Ultrachrome print on Bradford Rag paper.

DETH P. SUN

TERRARIUM TOTE BAG


Deth P. Sun’s cat character sleeping in a terrarium.

TOKIDOKI

KAIJU PLUSH


Kaiju isn’t just vinyl figures, it can be a plush!

TOKIDOKI

PHONZIES PHONE CHARM


Fits in your headphone jack and just looks cute.

FACIAL RECOGNITION

APRIL 6 – APRIL 24, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 6:30-10PM

Three Person Group Exhibition featuring James Kochalka, Matt Furie and Mark Todd

James Kochalka is a comic book artist, musician, and more hailing from Burlington, Vermont. His well known works include a new animated cartoon called Superfuckers. Matt Furie is well known for his illustrative character works, at times featuring super heroes and villains in a world that’s all his own. Mark Todd is an illustrator and instructor at Art Center College of Design. His works are often amalgamations of layers that often comprise his own takes on classic comics covers.

All three artists are involved in some type of published work, some of which will be available at Giant Robot.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

 

 

 

 

A very special thank you to those that attended last weekend’s opening reception! See the art here. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 3.15.13 – Seasonal Changes opening reception this Sat. 3.16 at GR2


 giant robot time: 3.15.13 | art by: jen corace

 

 

Four Person Group Exhibition featuring Hellen Jo, Jen Corace, Deth P. Sun, and Gosha Levochkin.

Hellen Jo works in animation in Los Angeles, and displays a style that’s partially influenced by manga, perhaps something like Taiyo Matsumoto. Jen Corace hails from Providence, RI and her works often capture emotion with a small town feel. Deth P. Sun is a Giant Robot friend who’s consistently shown at Giant Robot and many extending exhibitions. Gosha Levochkin is a Los Angeles artist who works mostly in watercolor and captures creatures in fantastical scenes.

ANDROID VINYL FIGURE

LUCKY CAT SERIES


Lucky cats meet Android figures.

FULUTO MINI SERIES

BLIND BOX FIGURE


KusoVinyl & TobyHK skull-faced rabbit figures are awesome.

D-CLIPS

DOG & CAT


Dog and cat paperclips from Japan!

TOTORO

PLAYING CARD SET


Relive My Neighbor Totoro scenes while you play your favorite card games.

TOY BOARDERS

SKATE FIGURE (SERIES 2)


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

ERASER PACK

SUSHI


Keshigomu eraser packs featuring all sorts of realistic objects.

GIANT ROBOT

TAPE ROBOT T-SHIRT


This shirt will have everyone touching your chest all day, asking, “Is that tape?”

Director JJ Abrams rocking the GR Tape Robot T-shirt on location:

We’re partnering up with Thrash Lab and set up a series of Artist Profiles. They’ll appear at 9:30am PST.

Luke Chueh is an LA hero. He made it work, his way. Pay attention to Luke Chueh.

 

 

 

 

DJ Tony Jr, is a guest at GR2 shows, and he’s been shooting video using his point and shoot. He also composes music and he dropped a beat that fits this piece just right. >>

 

Hotline Miami and Tuning, two games by Cactus Soderstrom at GR2! >>

On Sunday night, the Maybe Mars crew from Beijing made a stop in Downtown L.A.’s Redwood Bar with their flagship band Carsick Cars. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 3.8.13 – Game Night 13 is this Sat. 3.9 at GR2

giant robot time: 3.8.13 | print by: souther salazar  

 

GAME NIGHT 13

FEATURING: HOTLINE MIAMI AND TUNING

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 6-10PM

In conjunction with Meat Bun Apparel, Angry Bananas, Attract Mode and Giant Robot, we are proud to host Game Night 13, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. This episode of Game Night will feature two indie games.

Three games, including an appearance by Spelunky creator Derek Yu . We’ll also have his figures!

The Games: Hotline Miami and Tuning both games created by Jonatan Cactus Soderstrom.

- Hotline Miami: Hotline Miami is a retro style 2d top-down action shooter game developed by Dennation games. Its fast paced, has weapons of all varieties for you to use, a lucid trippy art style, and an amazing original soundtrack.

- Tuning: Tuning is a platformer in which the levels are gradually presented weirder and weirder, creating visual puzzles where the player has to figure out how what he sees relates to his own actions in the game.

Special Events:

- Cosplay in a Hotline Miami outfit and you’ll get a free download code for Hotline Miami (limited)

- The Game Night Raffle – always a hit!

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

UGLYDOLL

DOUBLE TROUBLE PLUSHES


Two Sided! Twice as cute!

UGLYDOLL

NEW PLUSHES


Get to know Cheesy, Fishy, Gorgeous, and others.

SOUTHER SALAZAR

THE TRADING TORTOISE

ZINE #1


Artist Souther Salzar creates a new zine about his travels around the country in the Trading Tortoise.

SOUTHER SALAZAR

CRASHLANDER PRINT


Who’s at the controls? Will look great on any wall!

SOUTHER SALAZAR

BUTTONS


Pin Souther Salzar’s art to your lapel or satchel!


Depicts a shelf full of Souther’s hand-made curiosities.

We’re partnering up with Thrash Lab and set up a series of Artist Profiles. They’ll appear at 9:30am PT (YouTubeThrash Lab).
- Tuesday, March 5th – Rob Sato
- Tuesday, March 12th – Luke Chueh
- Tuesday March 26th – Sean Chao
- Tuesday, April 2nd – Edwin Ushiro
- Tuesday, April 9th – David Horvath
- Tuesday, April 16th – Shizu Saldamando

Thrash Lab X Giant Robot – Profiles Commercial

Rob Sato, friend of Giant Robot and a great artist, specializes in watercolors and makes a great subject for a video.

 

 

 

 

SHOW REVIEWS: MORRISSEY AND PATTI SMITH AT STAPLES CENTER, THE MUFFS AT THE SATELLITE

By MARTIN WONG

The Muffs are such a great band with incredible hooks, ace musicianship, and pure energy. And Saturday night’s show at the Satellite ranks up there with so many amazing hometown gigs at Raji’s and other local dives over the last 20+ years. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 3.1.13 – Game Night 13 is next Sat. 3.9 at GR2

giant robot time: 3.1.13 | print by: sean chao

 

GAME NIGHT 13

HOTLINE MIAMI AND TUNING

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 6-10PM

In conjunction with Meat Bun Apparel, Angry Bananas, Attract Mode and Giant Robot, we are proud to host Game Night 13, an event that takes place at GR2 about every two months. This episode of Game Night will feature two indie games.

Three games, including an appearance by Spelunky creator Derek Yu . We’ll also have his figures!

The Games: Hotline Miami and Tuning both games created by Jonatan Cactus Soderstrom.

Hotline Miami – Hotline Miami is a retro style 2d top-down action shooter game developed by Dennation games. Its fast paced, has weapons of all varieties for you to use, a lucid trippy art style, and an amazing original soundtrack.

Tuning – Tuning is a platformer in which the levels are gradually presented weirder and weirder, creating visual puzzles where the player has to figure out how what he sees relates to his own actions in the game.

Special Events:

- Cosplay in a Hotline Miami outfit and you’ll get a free download code for Hotline Miami (limited)

- The Game Night Raffle – always a hit

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

P+G DESIGN

HELLO KITTY WALLET


p+g Design teams up with Hello Kitty to release this silicone wallet.

3D DRAWING PAD

SPECIAL EDITION


Create drawings that float above the page.

GARDEN-IN-A-BAG

CATNIP


Kit includes plastic lined kraft-paper bag, soil and seeds.

GLYN DILLON

THE NAO OF BROWN


Twenty-eight-year-old Nao Brown, who’s hafu (half Japanese, half English), is not well. She’s suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and fighting violent urges to harm other people.

LUCKY PEACH

ISSUE 6


Lucky Peach #6, the APOCALYPSE issue, considers our imminent End Times. The issue’s split into two parts: pre-and post-apocalypse.

OISHINBO: JAPANESE CUISINE

IZAKAYA: PUB FOOD


In this volume of Oishinbo, Yamaoka and Kurita investigate classic izakaya foods.

OISHINBO: JAPANESE CUISINE

THE JOY OF RICE


In this volume of Oishinbo, Yamaoka and company look into the single most essential food in Japanese cuisine: rice.

 

 

 

 

GR2: LUKE ROOK IS GRODY RECEPTION PHOTOS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Thank you to all the attendees of last weekend’s opening reception! >>

SOUNKYO ICE FALL FESTIVAL

By BRETT FUJIOKA

Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, elevates the term ‘Winter Wonder Land’ to an all new standard. >>

REPOST: LUKE ROOK PODCAST

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

In this podcast, Luke Rook explains some of the mysteries of the Japanese toy making scene. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 2.1.13 – Year of the Snake opening reception this Sat. 2.2 at GR2

 

YEAR OF THE SNAKE

FEB 2 – FEB 20, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, FEB 2, 6:30-10PM

An amazing collection of artists to celebrate Year of the Snake. A group art exhibition featuring:

Rob Sato, Ako Castuera, Aaron Woes, Jeremiah Ketner, Michael Hsiung, Christine Wu, Jeff McMillan, Cristina Paolos, Mari Naomi, Joe To, Gosha Levochkin, Kohei Yamashita, Theo Ellsworth, Hiro Hayashi, Stella Hultberg, Luke Chueh, Deth P. Sun, Sara Saedi, Dionne Bang, Yoskay Yamamoto, Edwin Ushiro, Audrey Kawasaki, Miso, Sean Chao, Martin Hsu, Bubi Au Yeung, Joe Hahn, Heidi Hahn, Mu Pan, Jen Tong, Pam Henderson, Stasia Burrington, Eleanor Davis, Kio Griffith, Silvio Porreta, Susie Ghahremani, Edwin Ushiro, Andrice Arp, Jeni Yang, Diem Chau, Andrew Hem, Shawn Cheng, Nao Harada, Aaron Brown, Ryuji Oguni, Ken Taya, Saelee Oh, Jeremiah La Torre, Wayne Johnson, Mari Inukai, Shihori Nakayama, Elliot Brown, Kerry Horvath, APAK, Sana Park, Jon Lau + More

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

 


JAMES JEAN

BIG FIVE PRINT


Not a new release but still a beautiful limited edition print by artist friend James Jean fresh from our archive. Exotic animals that are beautiful and imposing, yet vulnerable.

JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE #145

JAMES JEAN COVER


Cover artist James Jean is the main subject of Juztapoz’s latest issue.

MIMOBOT X BRUCE LEE

USB FLASH DRIVE


Bruce Lee kicks ass. That’s a fact.

CHRIS UPHUES

HEART PLUSHES


Happy hearts will bring a smile to all your house guests.

LUKE CHUEH

POSTCARD SET


Cute, contemplative and a little morbid.

KAUZBOTS

ROBOT PLUSH


Hugable, lovable robots!

DAN MCCARTHY

IT FELT GOOD TO BE LOST 3 PRINT


We have several wonderful new prints from artist Dan McCarthy to choose from.

 

 

 

 

TOP 5 FOR JANUARY 2013: NEW PUNK (AND LOUNGE), MIKE ATTA FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS, MIX TAPES, BLACK FLAG/SCAM, LOS ANGELES NISTA ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

By MARTIN WONG

This is kind of in-between the self-indulgent Top 10s and the tighter Top 5s, mixed with music reviews. >>

LA ART SHOW 2013 PHOTOS

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Oscar Rios visited the LA Art Show 2013 held at the LA Convention Center and here’s what he saw. >>

JESSICA LUM PASSES AT 25

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Jessica Lum passed away recently. I met her when she interviewed me for an article in UCLA’s paper and we became friends after that. >>

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Giant Robot Time: 1.4.13 – Jawbreaker Day is this Saturday at GR2!

 giant robot time: 1.4.13 | artwork by: paige jiyoung moon

 

LIVING DEPICTIONS

JANUARY 12 – JANUARY 30, 2013

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 6:30-10PM

A group art exhibition featuring, Jay Horinouchi, Kwanchai Moriya, Sarah Lee, Elliot Brown, Shawn Cheng, and Maiko Kanno.

The commonality of the first exhibition of 2013 will feature six artists who’ll be exhibiting works ranging in subjects, yet most or all with be paintings. Each artist approaches their works in their own materials and ways. A few have recently graduated Art Center College of Design (Kwanchai Moriya, Elliot Brown and Sarah Lee) two currently live in Japan (Jay Horinouchi and Maiko Kanno), and one (Shawn Cheng) is currently living in New York City.

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

JAWBREAKER DAY

MEET DRUMMER ADAM PFAHLER

JANUARY 5, 2-4 PM

Meet Adam Pfahler, drummer of Jawbreaker. He’ll do a little bit of story time with slides. You can ask him questions, and then he’ll sign some of his albums. We’ll have his new re-releases and T-shirts!

MORE INFO | FACEBOOK EVENT

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

PLUSH FLOWER PIN


We’ve never seen a plush pin before!

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

FLOWER HAIR BAND


Affix to your hair with an elastic band.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

FRAZZLED KAIKAI PLUSH


New beanbag plushes from Takashi Murakami’s KaiKai KiKi workshop!

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

KIKI PLUSH KEYCHAIN


Little plush keychain that you can affix to your backpack or cellphone!

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

© MURAKAMI


This publication marks the first comprehensive catalogue of the work of Takashi Murakami.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

SUPERFLAT


Superflat lays out the cultural and art historical roots of the Superflat artists.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

PLASTIC FOLDER SLEEVE


We have several Murakami designed pocket plastic folders.

TAKASHI MURAKAMI

PLASTIC FOLDER SLEEVE


Backside has the same DOB image but in hot pink!

 

2013 OSHOGATSU FAMILY FESTIVAL

JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 11AM-5PM

Join them for a BIG day full of family-friendly fun activities, crafts, and cultural performances… and it’s all FREE!

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TWO SHORT FILM REVIEWS FOR ACV NATIONAL TOUR

By ERIC NAKAMURA

I thought these were perhaps the best among a series of shorts. >>

SHOW REVIEWS: IT’S CASUAL, BONGOLOIDZ, AND SANDY YANG AT ALEX’S BAR; LIMP WRIST, DNF, FRAUDE, AND ACXDC AT THE ECHOPLEX

By MARTIN WONG

This one came together at the last minute and I am very grateful to my friends who put themselves out there during the deadest part of the holidays to take part. >>

LUCA RUCA – CRANBERRY TOWN

By ERIC NAKAMURA

New song by Luca Ruca who played at GR2 this year.>>

JANUARY FIRST – NEW YEARS DAY – OSECHI

By ERIC NAKAMURA

January First. Osechi. New Years Day. Family. Friends. Calm. >>

2015 Sawtelle Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90025

2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 

 

 



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