October 20, 2018

Color Me Bear: Group Toy Show

Color Me Bear
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   Last weekend I caught a unique exhibit in Central World mall Bangkok. "Color Me Bear" is a group show featuring some of Thailand's greatest artists along with young up-&-comers all presenting paintings with accompanying custom versions of Medicom Toys' signature Be@rBrick figures. The event was expertly organized by Vinylnation Store, with a wide diversity of artists, thoughtful promotion, presentation & display which isn't easy in the middle of a shopping mall.
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October 3, 2018

BamBamBam: Legends of the NBA

BamBamBam (Taiwan) 
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   The 2018-19 NBA season is about to begin & I want to celebrate with some of the most valuable basketball artists. Anyone who regularly follows this blog knows that I feature a lot of basketball art, because it's the greatest sport & the only one worth watching, playing or drawing.

   Let's tip off with Bamx3, a busy Taiwanese illustrator who works with the NBA, as well as many of the players, companies & media associated with the league. In this post I focus on Bamx3's depictions of the legends of the NBA with a few bonus illustrations at the end.
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September 29, 2018

Puck: Scary Sketches

Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา (Thailand)
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   In part 3 of my artist profile of Puck aka Tripuck Supawattana, I take a look at some of his best sketches. These are some of his most interesting pieces because they are totally free from any client, customer, publisher or fan expectations. They are snapshots of a creative mind (& talented hand) at play. He posts doodles from his sketchbooks on his Facebook & Instagram accounts.
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   ▶ See more of Puck: Thai Bad Boy & Mai-Land

September 28, 2018

Puck: Mai-Land

Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา (Thailand)
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   Primarily a Thai comic book artist, Puck aka Tripuck Supawattana has diversified into several other disciplines, GIFs, art toys, animation, illustrating for apparel & print ads. Because he is a prolific creator I have devoted 3 posts to his art. In this installment, I focus on his personal works which are essentially cynical political cartoons criticizing issues which plague Thailand.
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   ▶ See more Puck Art: Thai Bad Boy & Scary Sketches

September 27, 2018

CYH Works: Dangerous Doodles

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   Jayson CYH is a Taiwanese artist who creates intricate drawings often mixing pop culture with politics. Whether you call his art Neo-expressionism or Pseudo-naïve art, Jayson's creations evoke the rebellious juvenile spirit of drawing a dick in a school textbook. He fills his pieces with a complex mixture of textures & patterns complementing them with unusual color combinations that shouldn't work together, but do. His art expands beyond the page to creating wall murals & sculptures. He's an active member of the Taiwanese creative community, a fan of Asian hip-hop & basketball. 
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September 26, 2018

Puck: Thai Bad Boy

Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา (Thailand)
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   Puck aka Tripuck Supawattana is a busy Thai illustrator who is always working on a wide variety of projects. He has animated a music video, creates GIFs, wall murals, coloring books, art toys & designs for several apparel companies as well as print ads. Puck began as a comic book artist  & still occasionally puts out a book when he has time.
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   ▶ See more Puck Art: Mai-Land & Scary Sketches

September 17, 2018

Thailand Toy Expo 2018: Part 3

Thailand Toy Expo 2018: Part 3
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  The amazing thing about the Thailand Toy Expo is that there is such a wide range of art toys to see. In this final look back at the expo, I focus on smaller indie toy makers & local Thai talent. Thailand has large & constantly growing community of quality original toy designers. 

Super Ton (Thailand) - 5 pics
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Thailand Toy Expo 2018: Part 2

Thailand Toy Expo 2018: Part 2
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   The Thailand Toy Expo is such a huge event that I had to break my coverage into 3 parts of over 120 photos. I spent a weekend at Central World Bangkok & feel like I didn't get to see all the displays. There are so many toys I had to leave out because I wanted to bring you only the very best. I've added bonus TTE2018 photos on my Tumblr. Scroll down to get your geek on!

JT Studio - 6 pics
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September 16, 2018

Felix Ip: Sketches of Brilliance

Felix Ip 葉偉青 (Hong Kong)
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   Felix Ip is one of my favorite artists & his art has been a huge source of inspiration for this blog. You can find his art peppered throughout my themed Art Collections. Felix is a freelance art director, illustrator & concept artist, but he's gained a large online following over the past 4 years by sharing detailed sketches of famous robots, mech & other geeky pop culture characters.
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September 13, 2018

Thailand Toy Expo 2018: Part 1

Thailand Toy Expo 2018: Part 1
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   Back in the spring, Central World Bangkok hosted The 2018 Thailand Toy Expo. It's a huge 3 day event  with a variety of displays within & just outside of the downtown shopping mall. As usual, I'm ridiculously late to the party, but I thought I'd share some shots of my favorite designer toys anyway.
Better late than never??

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RESTORE - 6 pics
Junnosuke Abe (Japan)
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