JAPAN///TOYBOX///USUGROW AT THE VADER PROJECT…
If you’re like us the last thing you wanna look at is another painted toy/object show. Keeping that in mind, we couldn’t help but be stoked to catch a look at the ill work of our boy USUGROW at the Japan touchdown of the VADER PROJECT 2008 at MAKUHARI-MESSE in Chiba this weekend. Lending his signature black ink linestyle and to-die-for lettering to a creamy vanilla Darth Vader helmet (a real one at that) for the show honoring the 3oth anniversary of Star Wars in Japan, the mysterious artist proved that there’s still fresh blood in the murky waters of this tired genre. Other good looks came from amazing Japanese toy sculptor T9G, and an amazing Vader as samurai helmet. Of course the hoards of Japanese otaku nerd girls in stormtrooper uniforms wasn’t too hard on the eyes. Now the only scary thing is knowing that a painted Han Solo-in-Carbonite sculpture show is undoubtedly on the horizon. HAVE A LOOK:
- 09/01/2016 • First Look Madsaki Channels Takashi Murakami & Scarface at Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo
- 07/28/2016 • Craft | 80-Year-Old Masaaki Hiroi on the Ancient Art of Japanese Wooden Toymaking
- 06/21/2016 • A Short Film About Visionary Artist Yayoi Kusama
- 03/18/2016 • Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC
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