Japanese graphic designer Mori Chack’s bloodthirsty icon Gloomy Bear, a giant, pink, violent bear that attacks humans is back and his appetite for viciousness is bigger than ever!
Mori Chack begun his career as a street artist, selling original character postcards and stickers on the streets of his hometown of Osaka. His other creations include Podolly, the infamous sheep in a wolf’s clothing, and Kumakikai, a robotic Gloomy Bear with rockets for feet. Chack’s trademark deceptively cute characters serve to express his personal brand of satirical humor and commentary on the world’s contradictions and social issues. He currently lives in Tokyo.
Kidrobot’s Dunny series, Dunny Fatale, are now available featuring designs from Koralie, Anna Chambers, Junko Mizuno, Kathie Olivas, and Catalina Estrada among other 18 talented female artists. Each blind boxed 3-inch figure retails for $7.95, comes with a trading card and some include accessories.
Junko Mizuno created three designs for the NEW PEOPLE store in San Francisco, CA. NEW PEOPLE offers the latest films, art, fashion and retail brands from Japan. The T-shirts will be available only at the store on the M floor.
1746 Post St,
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tim Biskup just created a Dolbee! DOLBEES are a vinyl platform figure designed by MAD TOY DESIGN & ATP that combines the worlds of Music and Designer Toys. This limited edition toy will be soon available at Dolbee.org. Don’t forget that there’s only 365 of each Dolbee designs so when they are gone, they are gone!
Audrey Kawasaki, a Japanese-American artist, is presenting her first solo art show titled “Hajimari—A Prelude” at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NY. The show will be open from December 12, 2009 through January 9, 2010 and will feature Kawasaki’s wood paintings inspired in Art Nouveau and Japanese Manga comics.
Helena Garcia’s beautiful retro and pop illustrations will be showcased this month at PinkGhost Gallery in Hollywood, FL. The opening will be Saturday, December 12, 2009.
The show comes hand in hand with the release of Helena’s Artist Chubby Book, which is a 250 page Hardcover book that includes 10 artist designed postcards, 100 lined pages and 150 sketch pages.