Recently I was commissioned by the owner of Japanese clothing label MSGR to create a limited run of resin skull/star keychains of their logo for an expo of theirs this summer.
The project had to be done quick and I had only about a month and a half to sculpt, mold, and produce a limited but high quantity for them and then ship them out to Japan in time for their show. I am very happy to be collaborating with them as they produce very unique high end clothing and we both seam to have common interests.
I came into contact with the companies founder Katsuya Nakamura, through my two friends Mike AKA MeccaGodzilla and Ron D-Pi Wimberly, who have both collaborated with MSGR before. Katsuya become interested in this collaboration when he saw one of my Zmbie head key chains and was interested if I could do something similar for him.
Here is a little preview of something else I have been working on.
Also MSGR’s we site is of cores http://msgr-jpn.com/ so go check their stuff out.
My project for the last few months was commissioned by a team of artist/paleontologists who do castings in bronze of various dinosaur skeletons. They had been hoping to branch out and make some plastic castings of their work and so they contacted me having heard that I have worked extensively with mold making and polyurethane and was not too far from their workshop. my first commission was of the Velociraptor pictured above.
The project has been incredibly interesting, I have always liked dinosaurs and Velociraptor is one of my favorites. The hope is that this piece will be sold to a museum as it is a casting of real dinosaur bones that were on loan from researchers in China.
Claws are always cool.
The skull is easily the best part.
Check out my take on Tybalt from my friend Ron Wimberly’s graphic novel Prince of Cats.
Los Angeles and Designer was sick. I got to connect and meet a bunch of great people like The Butcher, who I had only known from his internet persona but finally got to meet in person and trade for some of his toys! I also reconnected with Scott Wilkowski who I had met at past SDCC and who also does great resin work.
I got to finally check out Toy Art Gallery where a Kid Shukuteki of mine had been part of a group show last year. When I got there I was very excited to find that he was still front and center in a prominently placed display case. The guys at TAG even knew who I was because og the KS figure!
The Gallery is a really great display space and does a killer job of presenting all the toys as the works of art that they are. I talked to Connell for about an hour, he works there full time and is also an artist. He even gave me a deal on a Rockin’ Jelly Bean shirt I was eyeing, pretty sick nasty!
My last day on the west coast I got to check out the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit that had opened at the LACMA only the day before I was in town. It was incredible to see original movie props and even notes written by Kubrick himself.
I ended up liking L.A. way more then I thought I would, there is something really amazing about how “fake” it is. It is completely different from the nitty gritty grime and roughness of the east coast and New York that I am so accustomed to.
Designed to Perfection will be offering the exclusive “Crimson Zombie Head” 1/6 scale resin figure key chain by Erik Jacobus. Limited to only 25 pieces, each little severed head is individually hand cast in a special mix of red and grey pigmented resin. Each piece is hand made by the artist and uniquely original.
“The only way to kill a zombie is to remove the head!”
Only $10 each at booth #720.
Designed to perfection will also be offering old favorites such as Kid Shukuteki, Ninja Daruma, the original Zombie Head and an assortment of their fine clothing. All toys are hand made in very limited quantities by Erik Jacobus himself and all clothing is manufactured with pride in the US.
For more check out D2Perfcetion.com and ErikJacobus.com
One of these three will be my new business card.
A sort of promo piece I did for some packaging.