Kakofonia: Mon Petit Monsuteru

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Kakofonia: Mon Petit Monsuteru

Post by Kako » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:34 am

Meet Monsu, my new pet :)

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Post by ChadTHX1138 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:43 am

Sweet...could you tell us how you went about making this piece?
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Post by Kazu » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:03 am

Man, that is so sweet. Your sense of design is impeccable...
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Post by Kako » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:25 am

Thanks guys :)

Well Chad... this is a long "short story". For a long time I wanted to have a monster pet. For a long time I wanted to create products with it... toys, prints, t-shirts... and also take it to the streets in the form of stickers/stencils... For sometime now I've been studying all about signage design too. Also, I've been having this thoughts about creative interaction between artists. And perhaps make something out of it. Like an exhibition, for example. The only problem is that for a very looooong time I've been busy as hell.

I'm also part of a group of artists that has the japanese culture as main theme in our work. From time to time we gather and do something together, like our last series of stickers, based on Hokusai's Tsunami. You can see them here http://www.flickr.com/photos/saraukiai/ ... 167122223/ and a short movie bout it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fowvA0-bMUs.

To cut to the chase... last week we had our first exhibition together. But until then I had nothing done... I was kinda desperate and ithout ideas.Every project i had in mind was very complicated and expensive ... until suddenly, a little more then a week ago, in a very very cold night, Monsu was born. And with that all my wishes came true. I can't stop thinking about it, creating new stuff, giving excuses to all my clients...

The monsuteru.com is already in progress, and soon you will find everything about the concept and how you will be able to interact with Monsu.

The first series, Monsuteru Xing, is almost done. It has Monsu interacting with japanese street signage. I'll do the next one, Monsuteru Laundry, next month. By then the first prints and products will be available :)

I'll post the postcards in a moment.

Hope you all like it!!!

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The Postcards

Post by Kako » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:33 am

The Monsuteru Xing Postcards:

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Post by Rad Sechrist » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:24 am

I love the signs. I would totally put up a monster crossing sign in my house.

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Post by campy22 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:25 am

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Nofret » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:59 am

Some excellent design work! Definitely looking forward to more.

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Post by kms007 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:18 am

Wonderful design sense. I like it!

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Post by catia » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:32 am

wowzers!

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Post by ethan » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:23 pm

LOL! So. Cute.

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Post by Kean » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:39 pm

These designs are great, but I really do love that first illustration!

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Post by Blom » Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:53 pm

That first illustration is wonderfull, I like the leaf you paint! :D
Also the signs is cool to, they say something about the world we all live it. ;)

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Post by mr cow » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:18 am

that painting is so awesome. i love the signs too!
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Another one

Post by Kako » Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:04 pm

Thanks all of you!!!

This is another one. But the last kanjis, the ones near the bus, are totally wrong. I can't find the right one on the net. I sent an email to a friend of mine who's travelling to Japan next month to try to find something like that on the streets... :)

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