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By Eric on 2006-04-09

I’ve been working on some side projects, some for fun, but mostly as design exercises. We’ll see how everything comes out. You’ll eventually see these items I hope!

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By Eric on 2006-04-08

Worked the full day at GR2. Highlights of the day: the one eyed dog with weird shaved patches on his body, seeing Todd Honma who put me on a zine panel at UCSB, eating a veggie burger, helping out a few nice people, and getting to see the store. I ordered some products that were needed, and I took a bunch of notes which will help make some small but good changes.

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By Eric on 2006-04-07

It’s tax time, so that explains why it’s not so busy today. Ate a veggie burger from gr/eats. We’re testing! That means I eat a lot over and over until I taste one that’s perfect.

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By Eric on 2006-04-07

By the way, due to scheduling conflict, you can see me make a retail capacity appearance at GR2 – all day today. I’ll stand under Fong, Ray Fong.

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By Eric on 2006-04-07

Ray Fong! Can I say Ching Chong Ching Chong? I bet they’d get mad. It’s great to see how art is getting mixed more and more with commerce, and how the ignorant want to jump on imagery that’s delighting their senses. Do I have an opinion? Yes, Ray Fong being Barry McGee is an artist, the Ray Fong Chinaman design is a mockery of the long running image of the Chinaman. I used to draw this on my notebooks in more of empowerment and reappropriating a racist image. But in the end, those who are offended are stuck in a quandary, would they rather have a half Chinese American use this image or would they like to see it done...

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