Kobe Bryant for Nike and Motortrend Classic

So I can finally show this Kobe Bryant T-shirt design that I did for Nike last year. It features Kobe and his new shoe. His nickname is "The Black Mamba". Unfortunately this project got killed so this design will never see the light of day. :(

it took a really long time to render all those snake scales. :-(

story for motortrend classic magazine about a man remembering his childhood dream of racing around the globe in various international cars.

for Motortrend Classic Magazine. a reflection story about a man remembering his father and their love for cars through the years together.

for motortrend classic magazine. about how non-experts can instinctively pick the best cars. In this case, the author's wife.

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Design Festa 2010 Fall

It's that time again. time for Design Festa. As always if you are in Tokyo during one of these Design Festa events I highly recommend it!

Design Festa, full of weirdos, artists, musicians, photographers, designers of all types, illustrators, painters, and weirdly cute girls

I saw this lil' adult man on the train ride there.

This woman Mi-Tan made this custom Daruma dolls. I love Daruma so I was disappointed to find out she wasn't selling all of these, only a few. She's still working on them. It's an A to Z series of I'm not really sure but I like it.

3 pairs of eyes for 3 wishes!

I've never seen this done before but this artist put a decorative fabric border around the edge of the canvas!

this girl made a ton of cool paper masks. I bought the Mexican style one. she was selling them for 300 yen only.

fairy tale point stitch or something bags. snow white and the 7 dwarfs, Hansel and Gretel, Pinocchio

its fumiko, my old FIT illustration classmate stuck in this little booth all day because the guy that made the models of her characters had a booth and said she could be there too. here she has printed her children's book onto cards and has to switch them in and out of this magic box as she reads the book aloud to whoever wants to listen to it. ganbatte fumiko

the amazing sculpts of her pancake gorilla and pink penguin guy.

this is one of the resin casts that he used to make the sculpts, not hers though, another piece.

so jealous of children's drawings

i bought this postcard. i could never do this.

Ok ok, hold up. I hear what you're saying bro, but, BUT, stand there and tell me that you ain't feeling this here samurai hot lick right now! Your sh!tty giant baby man samurai rock clan ain't go sh!t on this here sh!tty giant baby man samurai rock clan.


breaktime, turkish beer and a kebab

the mask i bought

Some photographer douche was giving this girl his card. that's why being a photographer is awesome.

these are all made out of orange peels and egg shells and stuff. and they are always here at every design festa.

there was a lot of daruma action going on at this design festa.

i asked why the suck my ass? and i didn't understand their answer. but they said it was a positive message. ok

skinny alley near shimbashi station that stretches as far as the eye can see. weirdness.

creamy white hoposhus in hibiya park afterwards.

i bought this guy. i still have to think about 3 reasonable goals so i can fill his 3 right eyes in.

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A Batch of Fall Illustrations

for one of the departments at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The guy Gene Robinson's email signature lists so many departments and programs that He is involved in that I'm not sure what this is for. Anyway they are working on a study about bees who are injected with cocaine and how this effects them socially and makes them dance more. "dancing" is how they tell others where food is.

Also for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

spot for THE (Times Higher Education) in the UK. It's about professors and academics roles when it comes to at risk students for students in need of help. I don't know which version they went with.

Risk magazine from the UK, full page illustration, or cover, not sure which. It's about a bunch of complex finance stuff as usual that I don't know anything about. They always have a very specific brief, so in this case I am thankful for that because it would require me to use a lot of my brain and research to understand the article and create concepts. I guess something has run out and that is making this financial system machine about to blow its top.

spot for Emory Magazine. Its about AIDS/HIV awareness and speaking out.

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