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.
Color Me Bear 2018 designer Be@rBrick toy group show Thailand
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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.
BamBamBam (fb.com/BamBamBam99) via: Blog.YellowMenace.net

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.
Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา (fb.com/pppuck) via: YellowMenace Blog
   ▶ 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.
Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา (fb.com/pppuck) via: YellowMenace Blog
   ▶ See more Puck Art: Thai Bad Boy & Scary Sketches

September 27, 2018

CYH Works: Dangerous Doodles

Jayson Cyh 大腸王 (Taiwan)
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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. 
Jayson CYH 大腸王 (fb.com/CYH-Works) via: YellowMenace Blog
   ▶ See More Asian Pop Art on YellowMenace Blog

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.
Puck ไตรภัค สุภวัฒนา (fb.com/pppuck) via: YellowMenace Blog
   ▶ 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
"Shabu Suke"
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   ▶ Check out more from TTE2018 in PART 1 & PART 2

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
Jei Tsang 曾弘傑 (Taiwan)
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   ▶ Check out more from TTE2018 in PART 1 & PART 3

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.
Felix Ip 葉偉青 (FB/IG @felixipart) on YellowMenace blog
   ▶ Check out all the Felix Ip Art on YM Blog!

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??

   ▶ Check out more from TTE2018 in PART 2 & PART 3

RESTORE - 6 pics
Junnosuke Abe (Japan)
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April 18, 2018

NBA Basketball Art Collection 2018

Basketball Art Collection 2:
Celebrating the 2018 NBA Playoffs
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   This is an all new batch of over 50 basketball art creations by 14 incredible international artists, along with a review of the most intriguing events in the association this year. The surprisingly dramatic, injury-filled 2017-18 NBA season & Conscious Basketball's second annual tribute to the Golden State Warriors "Dubz Against the World 2" inspired me to assemble this collection. Enjoy!

Hyper3 Ye (China) - 8 pics
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   Hyper Three Ye's heroic comic book style & ability to compose dynamic action poses makes him an in-demand sports illustrator around the world.
Hyper3 Ye - #YellowMenace Basketball Art Collection
  The popularity of basketball art is definitely growing, the first YellowMenace Basketball Art Collection, last year was one of my most popular posts of all time. Let's continue to support these fantastic artists by crediting & tagging them in reposts, retweets, reblogs, repins, etc & buying their official prints & merch when possible.

April 1, 2018

Felicia Chiao: Homebody

Felicia Chiao
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   Felicia Chiao fills her brown recycled paper sketchbooks like they're visual diaries of her emotional states. An industrial designer by day, her pencil, marker & watercolor drawings seem to express a deeply personal side of this private artist.
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March 31, 2018

XueBing Du: Eye for Detail

XueBing Du
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   XueBing Du is a young photographer & designer based in San Francisco, who offers us glimpses into hidden alien dimensions with her unique eye for detail & post production effects.  
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   Women's History Month is coming to a close, but you can check out all my fav Asian female artists HERE.

March 30, 2018

Junko Mizuno: Whimsically Weird Women

Junko Mizuno 水野純子
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   Cute cartoon women, lactating breasts & food dominate much of Japanese illustrator Junko Mizuno's art. She is a self-taught artist who began at a young age drawing manga. She struggled on her own developing her style & making small zines into her late twenties when she finally published her first graphic novel, "Pure Trance".  
Junko Mizuno 水野純子 http://www.mizuno-junko.com on YellowMenace blog
   Women's History Month is wrapping up but you can check out all my fav Asian female artists HERE.

March 21, 2018

YoonJin Jo: Famous Packing Tape Portraits

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   YoonJin Jo is a Korean artist who creates portraits of celebrities using colored packing tape. The result looks like the low-res, geometric, color blocking popular in digital graphic design mixed with classic Warholesque messy screen printing. Check out the video below to better understand her creative process.
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   Women's History Month is in full swing on YM blog featuring my favorite Asian female artists, click HERE to see them all.

March 20, 2018

Hueman: Capturing The Human Condition

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   Hueman aka Allison Tinati is a Filipina-American artist who has been crushing the art scene with her vivid, emotionally evocative murals & canvases since she graduated from UCLA's Design & Media Arts program back in 2008.
Hueman (www.huemannature.com) on YellowMenace blog
   I'm celebrating my favorite Asian female artists all this month for Women's History Month, click HERE to see them all.

March 19, 2018

So Youn Lee: Marshmallow Mango

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   So Youn Lee is a Korean artist who creates paintings that look like the pastel colored marshmallows in children's breakfast cereal. She focuses on creating iterations of Mango, her colorful, kawaii, androgynous character representing self-acceptance & inner peace.
So Youn Lee - http://www.soyounlee.com/ on YellowMenace Blog
   I'm celebrating my favorite Asian female artists in March for Women's History Month, click HERE to see them all.

March 8, 2018

Hannah Yata: Environmental Surrealist Paintings

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   Hannah Faith Yata is a Japanese American painter who address the tensions & impact man is having on nature. Her paintings typically depict nude female bodies with colorful, distorted animal heads within natural field, garden or jungle setting. I've put together a collection of my favorite Hannah Yata artworks as part of the YellowMenace Women's Month Celebration.  
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   Throughout March, I'll be featuring my favorite Asian female artists, so click HERE to see them all. :)

Hikari Shimoda: Children of the World

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   Japanese artist, Hikari Shimoda has been creating portraits of pale, tiny-horned, orb-eyed children with vacant or morose expressions for the past 7 years. Her unmistakable style, along with her impressive output of over 100 paintings have earned her many international exhibitions, including 4 solo shows at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles & countless features in prestigious art magazines & blogs. 
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   For all of March, I'm celebrating Women's History Month by featuring my favorite Asian female artists here on YellowMenace Blog