Posts Tagged ‘Tomodachi’
Crusty Dunny 3-inch
With a cigarette, carrot nose, two eyes made out of coal, (and maybe a LOT of yellow snow), Crusty Dunny is sure to get you smorkin’ for 2011’s holiday season.
This 3-inch vinyl heathen is getting into the spirit with a top hat, carrot nose, booze bottle, and cigarette. And, given the changes in the world, it is no wonder that this Dunny has a Chase that is disappearing fast… a hapless victim of global warmings.
1 in 6 has suffered at the hands of the CCC (Climate Change Conspiracy), with a vinyl puddle for a body and x’s for eyes.
Bent World Spray Cans Mini3-Inch by MAD
Renegade spray paint cans are primed to bomb the streets with this new blind box mini series from mastermind artist MAD.
Inspired by his sold-out 2007 Bent World Vandals Series, Spray Cans are here with a total of 16 designs ready to make their mark on society.
Each character is “Bent” with an angled posture and equally crooked personality. Each can comes in two versions – a “new,” fresh from the hardware store, and a “used,” dripping with paint and well-placed tags from MAD and some of his favorite artists, including kaNO, Marka27, Jesse Hernandez, Scribe, Pon, Brunson and Sket One.
Each 2-inch figure features a removable cap, articulating arms, and makes the telltale metallic rattle noise when shaken.
2011 at 06:20 pm by admin | Comments Off
Greetings from Tomodachi Artists!
We are happy to announce that our art show, “We Love Vinyl,” will open on Saturday, September 17th. We would be honored if you’d join us for the opening reception from 4–7 pm.
“We Love Vinyl” is a celebration of do-it-yourself (DIY) vinyl toys. DIY toys are an exciting, new type of collectible pop art that allows artists to work on a three-dimensional canvas. The featured DIY toy for this show will be Kidrobot’s Munny. We’re planning on having pieces from over 20 artists!
The reception will have prizes, music, refreshments, and a chance to meet many of the artists. There will also be a silent charity auction and several pieces at the show will be available for purchase. The charity auction will run from September 17–19, with all proceeds going towards Imagine No Malaria. Current art majors and alumni from Hamline University are working with us to create these pieces. We are also donating a portion of all gallery sales to Keystone Community Food Shelf. This non-profit organization works to help families dealing with hunger and homelessness in the Twin Cities area.
Tomodachi Artists was founded by Tomodachi as a non-profit art organization in the spring of 2011. As a group, we are dedicated to helping grow a Minnesota-based, but nationally connected, artistic community. Tomodachi Artists also works to improve the lives of our fellow artists through programs and events, help them gain greater exposure with regular gallery shows at Tomodachi, and provide them with unique opportunities in the art community.
We hope to see you at our opening reception! If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 651-631-1777.
2011 at 04:32 pm by admin | Comments Off
Attention Kidrobot Collectors!
On June 30, 2011 Tomodachi will have a limited number of 20″ Killjoy Dunnys available. Be sure to be here when we open because this Dunny is limited to 350 pieces worldwide! Check it out now.
Stunningly complex and arresting, the high gloss 20” Killjoy Dunny by South African artist Kronk invokes spring’s delight at first blush, with its soft white, pink and blue floral design. But look closer and you’ll discover a far more dark and sinister vibe; the true Killjoy is no celebration of spring’s joyful rebirth. Instead, it’s the hollow stare of the round white eyes, the flowered frowns, the fresh wound in the back, and a heart gripped tight in the throes of angst. Maybe he’s telling us spring isn’t all it’s Kronked up to be. Beautifully complex, stunningly powerful, Killjoy just tells it like it is.
About the Artist
Kronk, a designer/illustrator based in Capetown, South Africa, refers to himself simply as “a human being.” He actually works for a living, getting paid to doodle cool stuff for big companies like soft drink giants, cell phone companies, cable TV and even his dad. He drinks lots of coffee and loves biltong, a cured meat delicacy of South
African origins. Every now and then he stumbles upon ideas that are conceptually relevant to the microcosms of other humans that exist in the current social environment. He rarely sleeps, but on those occasions when he does, he dreams about the stuff he wants to make. Kronk operates in a perpetual cycle of creativity; it’s a bit vicious, but it works for him. And you.
2011 at 02:15 pm by admin | Comments Off
Thanks to all the artists who participated in Masu project. It was one of the best project we have done together! All the works will be displayed permanently at Masu Sushi and robata.located in 330 East Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55414
Special thanks to Kim Anderson, Heidi, Sarah and Peter Moe at Shea design and Stephan Hesse at Masu.
And thanks to Tomodachi artists -Josh Lemke, James Powell, Lupi McGinty, Linda Shoemaker, Ashley Hay, Jesse Cipala, Sarah Hernandez, Lucas Glusenkamp, Dan Campbell, Richard Strohmeyer, Noel Custumbrado, Jacob Cramer, Erik Pearson, Christina Dacruz, Julie Hinds, Lexie Hinds, Ciara Cagemoe, Lauren Koty, Lucas Andeson, Denny Park, John, Martie L, Peter, Brian, Nicole D, Sarah F, Steve, Mark, John C, kate, Carla, Alysha Xiong, Liz, Heidi, Jerry, Casey, Paul, John B and munny. You are the best.
2011 at 07:49 pm by admin | Comments Off
Tomodachi is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Shea, Inc. (a design firm integrating expertise in brand development, marketing communications, architecture, and interior design) to create a series of Artist Designed Munny for an exciting new Japanese restaurant, Masu Sushi and Robata! Located at 330 E. Hennepin Avenue in NE Minneapolis, Masu is consulting with James Beard Award-winning Best Chef Midwest, Tim McKee to create a new dining experience and all of us at Tomodachi are thrilled to be a part of it.
We are currently working with a team of core artists brought together through the new Tomodachi Artists group to create these Munny, but because of our commitment to the artistic community, we want to open submissions to all our friends. We are very excited to give you the chance to have your artwork on display at Masu Sushi and Robata!
Here are the rules:
• You may submit any new or existing Munny as part of this contest.
• We recommend that your Munny include sculpture, extra materials, or anything with texture!
• Try to be imaginative or fun and colorful with your designs!
• The Munny MUST be an original design. We will not accept any fan art.
• The Munny should not be in comic/manga/anime style.
• The Munny should not be scary, gory, or unsuitable for display in a restaurant environment.
• All designs MUST be submitted by March 26, 2011. There will be no extensions for this contest.
• The winning Munny designs will be on permanent display at Masu Restaurant. That means if you win, you will not receive you Munny back.
Tomodachi will select designs in both 4 inch and 8 inch Munny categories. More than one design may be selected, so submit as many as you like!
Winners will receive:
• $100 gift card for each 8 inch Munny.
• $50 gift card for each 4 inch Munny.
• Winning Munny will be on display at a special gallery show at Tomodachi from March 27 – April 8.
• After April 8, winning Munny will then be on permanent display at Masu Sushi and Robata.
We hope that all aspiring artists will submit their Munny and join this contest! Good luck!