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New Kozyndan print for SuperAwesome at OMCA + much more!

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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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Giant Robot Time: 2.28.14 – Scrambled Eggs now available online!

Normally, we’d post it in it’s entirety, but while Giantrobot.com is being worked on, you’ll have to read GR Time at this link. – Read it here.



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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.

Event

 

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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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.

Event

 

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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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.

Event

 

 

 

 

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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Los Angeles, CA 90025

 

 

 



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

 

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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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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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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.

Event

 

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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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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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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Our Five Favorite Gift Ideas + Multimatter begins Dec. 18th!

 

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

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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

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Giant Robot Time: 12.6.13 – Post It Show 9 sale begins tomorrow 12.7 at GR2!

 

Post It Show 9

Reception / Sale Begins: Saturday, December 7, 6-10 PM

Giant Robot is proud to present Post It Show 9. In 2012, Giant Robot 2 with the curatorial efforts of Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, brought in over 250 artists and 2500 works of art. 2013 should be no different. We’ll be updating the artist list shortly, and it’ll impress as much as in the past.

Event Preview

Aya Takano & Takashi Murakami

Prints


Browse our collection of fine Aya Takano and Takashi Murakami prints from the Kaikai Kiki Workshop.

Delfonics

Rollbahn Medium Notebook


About 120 graphed pages and a few small clear pouches for small mementoes.

Delfonics

Document Folder


Delfonics makes wonderfully designed simple items!

Totoro

20″ Plush


Straight from Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro!

Krom

Kendama


Kendama is a traditional Japanese skill toy.

Roy Choi – L.A. Son:

My Life, My City, My Food


Filled with over 85 inspired recipes that meld the overlapping traditions and flavors of L.A.

Shove & Potter

Banksy


The single best collection of photographs of Banksy’s street work. Period.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Save Music in Chinatown on Sunday, December 8!

By MARTIN WONG

Our first show takes place this Sunday–a matinee that brings together Chinatown’s punk rock heritage and art gallery scene to benefit the mostly immigrant neighborhood’s kids and community.

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More Post It Show 9 Art

By ERIC NAKAMURA

… and trust me, there’s plenty more.

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Some Post It Selections

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Selections from the likes of Mari Inukai, Audrey Kawasaki, and more!

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Giant Robot Time: 11.29.13 – 20% Off Sale: Online + In-store!

 giant robot time: 11.29.13 | art by: ryohei tanaka

 

Also applicable in-store this Black Friday!

Uglydolls originals and print sets. You get the original drawing and the edition 1 print to go along with it for $150. Watch for this to go live 12 noon on Friday. The link will be here!

Giant Robot is proud to present Post It Show 9. In 2012, Giant Robot 2 with the curatorial efforts of Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, brought in over 250 artists and 2500 works of art. 2013 should be no different. We’ll be updating the artist list shortly, and it’ll impress as much as in the past.

Derek Kirk Kim & Les McClaine

Tune : Still Life (Books 1 & 2)


Derek Kirk Kim is back with an offbeat, poignant new project.

Takashi Murakami

Pins


Available in various characters and designs.

Takashi Murakami

Rubber Straps


New phone straps from artist Takashi Murakami.

Totoro

Backpack


Now you can take Totoro everywhere you go!

Spirited Away

No Face Kaonashi Plush


The lonely spirit from the Miyazaki film Spirited Away.

Gene Luen Yang

Saints


Boxers & Saints is a groundbreaking graphic novel in two volumes.

Banzai

Jerky


So good. Made from the highest quality ingredients.

 

 

 

 

Post It Show 9 Entrants!

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Browse the full list of artists participating in next week’s exhibition!

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Show reviews: Beck at the Disney Hall, Obits, Wire, Quasi at The Echo and Echoplex

By MARTIN WONG

The point was not to show off big-time names in L.A.’s most elite venue but to communicate that music is meant to be performed, interpreted, and enjoyed by anyone.

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Ryohei Tanaka Paper Cutting Seminar

By ERIC NAKAMURA

This is Ryohei Tanaka’s Paper Cutting workshop!

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Save Music in Chinatown on Los Angeles Nista

By MARTIN WONG

While the conversation always returned to the Save Music in Chinatown concert series that my wife and I are starting, there was also talk about Los Angeles sports teams, skateboarding, public transportation, and Giant Robot mag.

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Giant Robot Time: 11.22.13 – Post It Show 9 begins 12.7 at GR2!


giant robot time: 11.22.13 | art by: rob sato

 

 

In4mation

T-shirts


Hawaii originated company In4mation is a life style brand for like-minded people.

Hint Mint

James Jean Series


James Jean’s beautiful paintings adorn the collectible tins.

Hint Mint

Holiday Artist Series Blind Set


5 different limited edition Hint Mint Holiday Series tins.

Uglydoll

Ceramic Mug


Ceramic home ware that feature your favorite Uglydolls!

Deth P. Sun

Skeleton Cat T-shirt


Very cool, dynamic image.

Kozyndan

Hunters: Charks & Kittens Print


New print from kozyndan.

Post It Show 9

Reception / Sale Begins: Sat., December 7, 6-10 PM

Giant Robot is proud to present Post It Show 9. In 2012, Giant Robot 2 with the curatorial efforts of Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson, brought in over 250 artists and 2500 works of art. 2013 should be no different. We’ll be updating the artist list shortly, and it’ll impress as much as in the past.

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Giant Robot Artist Video Series in a Playlist

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Check out videos featuring, Ako Castuera, Jeni Yang, and more!

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Save Music in Chinatown 1: Bob Forrest, Lucky Dragons, LA Fog at Human Resources on Sunday, December 8

By MARTIN WONG

When my wife and I discovered the music program had been defunded at our kindergartener daughter’s school and that parents were being called upon to help out, we thought crud.

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The Designer Con Experience

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Years ago, “D-Con” was strictly a designer vinyl toy show. Imagine a gathering of friends who were mostly selling figures to friends and fans, but today, “D-Con” is an inclusive gathering of artists.

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Giant Robot Goods: 11.5.13 – Handmade Ceramics + More!

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Giant Robot Time: 11.1.13 – Rob Sato + Ryohei Tanaka exhibition opens Sat. 11.9 at GR2!

giant robot time: 11.1.13 | art by: katsuya terada
 

Paper Noise

Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka

November 9 – December 4, 2013

Reception: Saturday, November 9, 6:30 – 10 PM

Giant Robot is proud to present Paper Noise, an art show featuring new works by Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka.

Rob Sato and Ryohei Tanaka were once roommates in the infamous “Art’s Crab Shack Apartment” during the late 90s in Oakland, California where they attended the California College of the Arts. They’ve remained friends since. Rob Sato often exhibits with Giant Robot and his work has continued to progress from wild and deranged imagery to a more controlled abstraction. Sato paints with watercolors and succinctly tells a story that’s steeped in historical references. Ryohei Tanaka “paints with scissors” and paper cuts his works. He’ll be exhibiting over 100 paper cuts often depicting beasts and are often bilaterally symmetrical. He’ll also be cutting paper live.

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Mari Nakamura

Handmade Ceramics


Beautiful handmade ceramic bowls and mugs featuring original patterns.

Katsuya Terada

Prints


Released along with his solo show at our GR2 gallery. Signed by the artist.

Oni Motorworks

T-shirt


A real shop that makes real cool motor vehicles.

Kikkerland

Nunchuck Pens


“Write with more impact” with this cool set of pens that double as small set of nunchucks.

Hellen Jo

Frontier #2


Drawings, paintings and scenes of a gang of badass girls doing their thing.

 

 

 

 

Battle of the Release Parties: Aziatix vs. Best Coast

By MARTIN WONG

Making charts is something I really enjoyed and miss about working on Giant Robot magazine, so I figured this was as good an occasion as any to dust off the old format… Enjoy!

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Mongolian Street Skating

By MICHELLE BOROK

A little sweeter than your average skate video, this brand new short film by Uukhai, a Mongolian skateboarding association, sheds an intimate, honest and unpretentious light on a burgeoning community in Ulaanbaatar.

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Giant Robot Time: 10.25.13 – Meet Katsuya Terada this Sunday 10.27 at GR2!

giant robot time: 10.25.13 | art by: katsuya terada

 

Meet Katsuya Terada

Sunday, October 27, 3:30 – 6:30 PM

Purchase one of Katsuya Terada’s books and have it signed by the author himself!

 

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Godeleine de Rosamel

Ceramic Sculptures


Whimsical handmade ceramic sculpture with wood by artist Godeleine de Rosamel.

Mari Nakamura

Ceramic Mugs


Beautiful handmade ceramic mugs by artist Mari Nakamura.

Hartsfield & Cohn

Surf to Skate: Volume 1 – Evolution to Revolution


A collector’s book featuring extremely rare and historically important skateboards from all corners of the globe.

Kikkerland

Water From a Stone


Slowly lets water out into your planter over the course of 3-4 days.

Kikkerland

Octopus Ice Cube Tray


Octopus ice cubes! Fun, cute, weird.

Kikkerland

Morph Mug


Just add hot liquid and the Ninja reminds you of who he is.

Kikkerland

Songbird Speaker


3 watt speaker output for your mobile devices.

 

 

 

 

Show reviews: Guitar Wolf, Coathangers, Earthless, Joy, Bulletins, Best Coast, plus David Choe

By MARTIN WONG

As for Guitar Wolf… The Japanese trio has been tearing it up for so long that I don’t need to describe its maximum-energy, super deconstructed take on rock ‘n’ roll.

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GR2: Katsuya Terada LIVE DIGITAL – by Edwin Ushiro

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Sketches can be amazing. This is what Edwin Ushiro drew while sitting near the front counter area at GR2 on Sunday.

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GR2: Katsuya Terada Live Digital Demonstration

By ERIC NAKAMURA

GR2 was packed, standing room only and pouring out the door to see Terada create a work of art from scratch.

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GR2: Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls Reception

By ERIC NAKAMURA

Thanks for coming and hope you enjoy the photos.

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GR2: Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls Preview Trailer

By GIANT ROBOT NEWS

Take a closer look at the exhibition as it took shape.

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Giant Robot Time: 10.18.13 – Katsuya Terada solo exhibition opens this Sat. 10.19 at GR2!

giant robot time: 10.18.13 | art by: ako castuera

Katsuya Terada – Hot Pot Girls

Oct 19 – Nov 6, 2013

Reception: Saturday, October 19, 6:30 – 10 PM

Giant Robot is proud to present Hot Pot Girls, an art exhibition featuring new works by Katsuya Terada.

Many say that Katsuya Terada is a legend, but he and his work will be at Giant Robot 2. Hot Pot Girls features drawings and paintings, many of which are females wearing a nabe, or hot pot. The work comes in different sizes and on paper and wood.

Listen to a podcast featuring the artist.

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Katsuya Terada – LIVE DIGITAL

Demo, Signing, and Print Release

Sunday, October 20, 3 PM

Katsuya Terada will be showing original works at Giant Robot 2 for his exhibition of Hot Pot Girls. Yet on Sunday, he’ll demonstrate his work with the tablet. Projected on screen, you’ll be able to see how Terada develops his imagery from beginning to end.

Feel free to ask questions while he’s drawing. We’ll have a translator present.

Katsuya Terada will also sign books and we’ll have an exclusive 5×7 size print available for sale on Sunday.

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Yoskay YamamotoSleepin’ Handmade Pins


Artist Yoskay Yamamoto’s hand cast resin pins are in!

Hooked HandsKaws & Umi Plushes


Our friends from Hooked Hands have created these awesome knitted plushes.

Funko x Regular Show – Pop!Vinyl Figures


Regular Show and Funko have collaborated to release these unique vinyl figures.

KikkerlandNinja Pen


“Shiiing!” That’s the sound this pen makes when you release the pen tip.

KikkerlandBird Whistle


Bath toys are the best! Just need some water to get this birds chirping.

Domo 2″ Qee FigureSeries 5


These blind boxes have an awesome array of styles that are more rare than the next!

 

 

 

GR Podcast: Katsuya TeradaBy ERIC NAKAMURA

Here’s an interview video podcast with artist Katsuya Terada who’s exhibition, “Hot Pot Girls” will be at Giant Robot 2.

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GR2: Katsuya Terada Hot Pot Girls Preview ImagesBy ERIC NAKAMURA

Many of the works are still in progress, but enjoy.

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Johnnie To’s Drug WarBy MARTIN WONG

What’s amazing is that this story takes place in China, where movies are epic or wacky but rarely gritty, dangerous, or even cool.

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Los Angeles, CA 90025

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