Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Opening: Saturday March 3rd, 7-11 pm
Mar. 3rd - Mar. 18th
TAG | Toy Art Gallery
7571 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA 90046 U.S.
Toy Art Gallery is proud to present “Paulyvinyl State of Mind” by the legendary Paul Kaiju! Paul’s work needs no introduction; as a top-notch painter, sculptor, and toy designer he has taken the toy world by storm with his extremely original designs that are influenced by everything from Japanese Kaiju to 60’s Sci-Fi to cheap squeaky toys. Be it Japanese soft vinyl or hand-casted resin, Paul’s creations are truly unique and exquisitely crafted. He now brings this expertise to his first solo show at Toy Art Gallery with a multitude of his various characters in one-offs and editions in vinyl and resin, along with some big surprises!
“PAULYVINYL” is a limited engagement and opens Saturday, Mar. 3rd and runs through Mar. 18th. There will be an opening reception from 7-11 PM on Mar. 3rd with drinks, music, and good company. Join us at Toy Art Gallery’s new showroom located at 7571 Melrose Ave. Hollywood CA 90046.
PURCHASING INFO: Tickets to purchase work from PAULYVINYL will be distributed FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE starting at 12 NOON on Sat, Mar. 3rd. One ticket per person. Please claim your place in line by 6:30PM prior to 7PM opening. Any remaining work will go online at shop.toyartgallery.com the following day.
We are excited to be releasing a limited run of 10 ToxicPink Daigomi by artist Brian Mahony of GUUMON TOYS. Each figure is hand painted and signed by Kaji of BLObPUS. Only ten are available to the US market and they are available for pre-order starting March 1st, so don't miss this opportunity to score such a hot piece of vinyl toy history! Daigomi comes with stickers and other goodies, bag and header, all in a sweet looking drawstring backpack. To find out more about GUUMON TOYS please check out the GUUBLOG or check out the GUUMON Facebook photo album! Availble 3.1.2012 at Noon Pacific Time for $190!
GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE KICK OFF PARTY
- The first public demonstration of PixelJunk’s 4am!
- Super7’s launch of the INSERT COIN COLLECTION: Six different video game themed Designer T-Shirts! (Check out the first two: Kremlin Rocket & Pizza Man Fever HERE)
Be the first to play 4am and win prizes from Q-Games and Sony!
Free drinks, music and fun!
Tuesday March 6th starting at 6PM @
1427 HAIGHT STREET
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94117
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
crap, April 1st can't come soon enough. The most anticipated 2nd season ever? I should be done with the 5th book by then.
Monday, February 27, 2012
I finally got over to check out Kimono My House new location. I gotta say I like the new warehouse much better than the old rooftop shop. For one thing, I don't have to climb up all the stairs. Secondly, the warehouse is much bigger. More elbow room. But on the other hand, some of the close quarters charm of the old spot is lost too. Regardless, KMH is a timeless jewell of a toy store for anyone. I hope it never closes. Prices are a bit high, but looking around at all the Japanese toy goodness is priceless.
Kimono My House
Mon-Fri by appointment
1455 64th St. Emeryville, CA
For those of you into nostalgia, check out this post I did on the old Kimono My House almost 7 years ago.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
What if there is a little Android inside all of us?
Yves José Malgorn is a creative freelance graphic illustrator based in France, specialised in logos, illustrations, graphic designs, character designs, flyers, posters, album covers,…
Tilt Shift video done right. Carnaval is the perfect location..!!
Tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro
Made by Jarbas Agnelli and Keith Loutit
Captured during Carnaval of 2011
Music by Jarbas Agnelli
Special thanks to Rede Globo, Liesa and Jodele Larcher.
Thanks also to Guto Vaz, Marcio Avila and Duda for supporting us on the ground.
Discovered a new custom knife maker: Zermeno Knives. Win!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
ABC Warriors Black Hole Mongrol will make it's 1/12th scale debut at RE-VENTURE April 27th to May 4th. Classic Mongrol will go onsale at the same time at Bambaland
Also RO-JAWS below will be released in 1/6th scale in March..!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Mike Sutfin "Entrigan The Demon" for the DC Comics group art show to be held at Warner Bros soon. Entrigan the Demon was originally created by Jack Kirby in 1972. More details on the show soon.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Star Wars Arcade
Super7 is proud to announce a new series of Star Wars Designer T-Shirts! The first three releases (Star Wars Arcade, AT-AT Boombox & Camo Walker) will be available Thursday, March 1st. Created in conjunction with Mighty Fine and officially licensed from our good friends at Lucasfilm, each of these shirts feature original graphics by Super7 founder Brian Flynn. Combining our love of the Star Wars saga with a classy design aesthetic, we hope that the fans enjoy these shirts as much as we enjoyed making them!
All three Star Wars x Super7 Designer T-Shirts are hand-screened on high-quality 100% cotton shirts, available in men's sizes Small to 2X-Large. Each Designer T-Shirt retails for $25 and can be ordered online at www.super7store.com.
I am super digging Muntiki's new two-headed ceramic character Shi Shi. A Two-Headed Bemon-esque riff on the traditional Chinese guardian lions. They will go on sale at Grass Hut next Thursday, March 1st.
Die Antwoord Installation
February 22, 2012
218 Fillmore Street
This Wednesday, February 22 at 4PM, South African artists, Die Antwoord will be making a special appearance at Upper Playground’s San Francisco gallery, FIFTY24SF. The group will be presenting a special, one-night only installation to coincide with their tour stop in San Francisco in support of their newest LP, TEN$ION. In addition to the installation, Die Antwoord will be presenting and releasing a special collector’s vinyl sculpture of Evil Boy, made in collaboration with Good Smile Company. Select vinyl pieces will be hand-detailed on by Die Antwoord’s Ninja.
Those in the know say this about the DIE ANTWOORD vinyl Evil Boy: "Think Casper The Friendly Ghost with a dis-proportionately large, erect penis"
This Is My Home from Mark on Vimeo.
On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore, but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life. This is a story of a man and his home.