Thursday, January 27, 2011

Laser Beams and combustion

Over the last couple of years I took a few classes at ATEP to learn some new techniques. Learned quite a bit from the instructors there as well as some students. I'll probably be posting old projects I did sooner or later.
Here is one I did on the laser cutting machine. Its just packaging I came up with for spark plugs. I thought a bomb would portray the function of what spark plugs actually do... Make air and fuel combust. The instructor, Haryn Deleon taught this class along with using various 3D printers and CNC machines. She also has her own Laser Cutting Shop in San Pedro.

You can never stop learning new shit

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Zen Garage t shirts in stock now!

Got in a few shirts from the Zen Garage exhibit at JANM (Japanese American National Museum). The exhibit featured works of Shinya Kimura (Chabott Engineering), Eric Nakamura (Giant Robot), David Choe and Len Higa (Oni Motorworks). Each of the artist logo is printed on the shirts as well. Eric and I got together to design the shirt. I think it has a good vibe to it.
Got a small supply left in the Oni Motorworks store ----->
Get them while they last... Or if you're in Little Tokyo, you can get them at the JANM store.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Stand Up

Jensen Oda of HRD LCK, full spread ad courtesy of Tropical Blends. Congrats Buddy! Man, I used to give Jensen hell about going to a stand up paddle board (He's a good surfer without the paddle too)... Until he made me try it one day when I was back in Hawaii. I failed at it pretty bad. I gotta give it up to those guys. Seems like a lot of people are getting into it. Gerry Lopez has nice picture in the magazine as well. Go out and buy it. Standup paddle Magazine.

This is a good one... Puffy cheeks and all
Hahaha Jensen burning Reyn. What a Jerk! (Above)
Even funnier! Dougie boy snaking Jensen. (Below)

Makes me miss home!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A few short films

Heres a couple of shorts that were playing at the Japanese American National Museum during the Zen Garage opening.
Eric Nakamura with help from Oscar Rios and music by Goh Nakamura put this one together for the Famicom Scion Xb.

This one is solid. Super inspirational film on Shinya.

Henrik Hansen did this one.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Zen Garage at JANM

Some pictures just minutes before the exhibit opened to the public. Although I carried my camera the whole night, I failed to take pictures of all the great things that happened that night. Eric (Giant Robot) and Shinya and Ayumi (Chabott Engineering) took some really nice pictures and some are posted on their websites. If you havent seen them already please check them out!
I thought the exhibit had a really nice feel to it. Clement at JANM did a great job and work around the clock to make it all happen. Thanks a million Clement!
Shinya Kimuras Spike. I cant say how much detail went into this motorcycle. A true art piece. But, not just art! He races Spike Bonneville and El mirage. Incredible.
I found this really cool. Anyone could draw/write on a chalk board as well as a work bench where you could build/play with building blocks and such.
Shinya 3x! Film on Shinya by Henrick Hansen, Spike and Modeater.

These guys were the last to leave but with good reason! The ended up passing Return of the Quack on their first time playing it!

Happy New Year!

2011, Year of the rabbit!
Have a safe and happy new year!