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Giant Robot Presents Work and Non Work An Exhibition by Susie Ghahremani. Susie Ghahremani’s work is eye catching and quickly heart warming. Her painting style is smooth and echoes her life long interests in nature, animals, music and patterns. Ghahremani graduated from RISD in 2002 and continues her own business, “boygirlparty” in various forms including gift items, crafts and more. This exhibition, Work and Non Work (the title borrowed from an album by Broadcast) “emphasizes the experimentation and play of my miniatures and drawings that I’ll be showing juxtaposed with the framed pieces.” An opening reception for Susie Ghahremani will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 PM on Saturday, November 17th 6:30 – 10pm. Exhibition: November 17th – December 5th 2012 Reception: Saturday, November 17th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM GR2
2062 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025 For more information about Susie Ghahremani, GR2, or anything else:
Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher
(310) 445 9276
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You may know Kiyoka Ikeda from Gargamel and you know Mike Kelly (Le Merde) together they’re combining forces to create a new body of work. Here’s a preview of what’s to come. The color ways are amazing.   Moai in the middle has to be a nod to Tokyo’s Moai at Shibuya station (Easter Island), Sphinx and the pyramids. I dig this kind of thinking. Coasters! Following up on his last set of coasters, here’s a preview of the new upcoming set.
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The hackneyed phrase: “Well, back to the chalkboard,” is usually a roundabout way of admitting failure. But when Brooklyn-based Japanese American graphic artist Dana Tanamachi reaches for her chalk, stand back and be prepared to be stunned. Her layout concepts and font usage flows onto the slate directly from her mind’s eye through her hands ~ an art lost in this age of Adobe®. Webpage Biography: After graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Communication Design from The University of North Texas, Tanamachi moved to New York City to design Broadway show posters at Spotco—a leader in arts and live entertainment branding. In early 2010, she took a job working under Louise Fili at Louise Fili Ltd, specializing in the design of restaurants and food packaging. Currently, Dana works full time as a custom chalk letterer and has been commissioned by clients such as West Elm, Rugby Ralph Lauren, Google, The Ace Hotel, Adidas, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Lululemon Athletica, and Garden & Gun Magazine. She has been interviewed and featured by The Wall Street Journal, Design*Sponge, and The Great Discontent. In 2011, Dana was named a Young Gun (YG9) by the Art Directors Club and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine. Most recently, Tanamachi had the honor of creating O Magazine‘s first entirely hand-lettered cover for their February 2012 issue. Here’s Dana Tanamachi in time lapse:    
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