giant robot time: 3.7.14 | art by: nathan ota

Nathan Ota Monoprint Workshop
Sunday, March 9, 3-5 PM

Learn to make a one-off print using simple techniques and get exhibition quality results. The images on the flyer were created using this technique.

Bring an X-acto blade handle. We’d normally try and supply it, but ending up with 10-20 extra handles are useless for us. We will probably have some on hand regardless. We’ll have the correct blade. Bring the paper(s) you’d like your final print to be on. We’ll have plain paper, perhaps some nicer paper, and smaller sheets too.

Because of the use of blades, it will require close adult supervision of children.

20 Years Art x Mags Exhibition
March 15 – April 2, 2014
Reception: Saturday, March 15, 5-10 PM

Giant Robot presents: 20 Years Art x Mags Exhibition

Giant Robot began in 1994 as a zine which soon became a full-fledged magazine and published for 16 years. Today, Giant Robot exists as a website, a shop, and as a gallery. Although the exact date of inception is a mystery, the date published on the cover of the first issue says it all – No. 1 and 1994.

Featuring many artists who have appeared in Giant Robot and some who haven’t.

The list includes:

Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Ryan McGinness, Rob Sato, Geoff McFetridge, Pete Fowler, kozyndan, Shintaro Ohata, Matt Furie, Albert Reyes, Shizu Saldamando, Souther Salazar, Megan Whitmarsh, Stella Lai, Saelee Oh, Seonna Hong, Adrian Tomine, Amy Davis, Ai Yamaguchi, James Jean, Heisuke Kitazawa, Jeff Soto, Mari Inukai, Sean Chao, David Horvath and yes plenty more TBA.

This exhibition will precede the epic SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot at the Oakland Museum of California. April 19 – July 27, 2014.

Series 27 Figure

Series 26 and 27 Bearbrick mini figures are now in stock.
Tape Robot Kids T-shirt
Giant Robot

Perfect for the real Big Boss in your family.
Issue 10
Lucky Peach Magazine

Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography, and recipes.
  Idle Idol: The Japanese Mascot
Edward & John Harrison

The book examines the fascinating cultural history and evolution of Japanese 3-D mascots.
Yoshitomo Nara
Little Wanderer Figure

Check out our selection of Yoshitomo Nara goods.
  Ceramic Plate

Eat cookies off of Babo before he does!


Game Night 19
Saturday, March 22, 7-10 PM

Play Earth Defense Force 2025. Free giveaways, game codes and pizza! Yes it’s at GR2. Enjoy the third person shooting game and save the Earth! Free and all are welcome.


SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot
April 19 – July 27, 2014
Oakland Museum of California

New Exhibition Coincides With 20th Anniversary of Giant Robot Magazine Celebrating Asian American Pop Culture and Beyond

(Oakland, CA)—This spring, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot. On view in OMCA’s Great Hall from April 19 to July 27, 2014, the exhibition features 15 contemporary artists that have been inspired by the artistic sensibility of Giant Robot throughout its 20-year evolution.

Co-curated by Giant Robot visionary Eric Nakamura and OMCA’s Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture Carin Adams, SuperAwesome presents new or recent works by California and international-based artists affiliated with the culture and aesthetic of the popular magazine that brought Asian, trans-Pacific popular culture to mainstream audiences in the United States. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Ako Castuera, Sean Chao, David Choe, Luke Chueh, Hamburger Eyes, Andrew Hem, James Jean, Kozyndan, Masakatsu Sashie, Shizu Saldamando, Rob Sato, Amy Sol, Deth P Sun, and Adrian Tomine. Art works in the exhibition represent a range of mediums, including mural art, sculpture, illustration, portraiture, large-scale installations, graphic novels, photography, and more.

In addition, the exhibition features Giant Robot magazines and ephemera, vinyl toys, custom vending machines, and the original Giant Robot Scion XB. Designed by Eric Nakamura, inspired by Nintendo’s Famicom gaming console, and fabricated by Len Higa, the car-turned-interactive gaming station boasts built-in sound and projectors. Visitors will be able use the car to play the original game Return of the Quack by Chevy Ray Johnston with graphics by Matt Furie. >>

Ultraman returns to the U.S.A.

I chatted with a Tsuburaya business rep and trainer about what’s happening with the Ultraman franchise these days, as well as what it was like to wear the suit back in the day.

Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition – Blum and Poe 3/1/14

I especially enjoyed seeing the collage of pencil drawings which are also affixed on crates.

Show reviews: King Buzzo acoustic set at the Satellite plus A Minor Forest, Dum Dum Girls, Kevin Seconds, and SMIC2 with Baja Bugs, CH3, and Money Mark

King Buzzo played his first ever acoustic set at the Satellite last night and it was amazing.

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