Giant Robot Store and GR2 News — giant robot 2 RSS

Giant Robot at SDCC 2019

It was the first time having Katsuya Terada at our Giant Robot SDCC booth and it was amazing. While we carried our normal wares of pins, Totoro, shirts, Flat Bonnie, and James Jean Memu I and II, we also had an artist guest behind us. Amazing times and great to see Lauren Tsai at our booth for a while.  Many more photos located here That's Aaron Brown, a many year veteran of SDCC and GR. That's Terada, Myself and Yoskay Yamamoto, right after the Terada Live Digital Draw Panel which featured a huge amount of guests. The room was huge and the turnout was amazing as well. It's technically a panel, however it was more of a Q and A...

Continue reading

Sawtelle and Giant Robot in The Japan Times - Sawtelle Japantown: A return to one’s roots?

The Japan Times did some coverage of the Sawtelle area and its changing times - and if you're paying attention, Sawtelle is plowing ahead into an unknown future. Where did all of the people my age go? I remember many who lived in the area but they're mostly gone. I have to thank Manami Okazaki for telling one story of the area. I've read articles like this before, so I was reading through and enjoying everyone's mini stories, and then I got to some excerpts that were tough to read:   Nikkei locals who are struggling to preserve Sawtelle Japantown’s cultural identity look to one of the community’s better-known figures: Eric Nakamura, owner of pop culture store Giant Robot. Indeed, Toshiyuki...

Continue reading

GR2 Exhibition: Still, Life - Mike Lee + Vincent Nguyen

Giant Robot (GR2) is pleased to present: Still, Life - Art by Mike Lee and Vincent Nguyen 2062 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 424 2GO ROBO Jun 27th - Jul 15, 2015 Two person exhibition. From Mike Lee: This series maintains the figures and spaces from my previous work, but I wanted to introduce a surreal quality to the drawings. I opened up walls, rotated sidewalks, dissected objects and really tried to dramatize the lighting. I also wanted to push the contrast between the simple and the complex by controlling the amount of detail.   Mike Lee Bio: Mike Lee had a typical suburban upbringing in Southern California. He graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and went...

Continue reading