Texas VW Classic print- Now Available!

Texas VW Classic print- Now Available!

From Doyle- “I was very happy to receive a cold-call from Tyler Chamberlain from the Texas VW Classic, asking me if I’d be interested in producing a poster for their annual event here in Central Texas.  He had noticed a recurring theme in some of my art- a VW bus or other such fun vehicles snuck in where ever I could make it work.  I have long, long loved the beauty and clean lines of…

“The Hero’s Triumph” video game tribute by Russ Moore on sale info!

“The Hero’s Triumph” video game tribute by Russ Moore on sale info!

  Nakatomi is VERY proud to announce the release of artist Russ Moore’s first new print for us- “The Hero’s Triumph”! This print will be available today (THURSDAY 1/12/12) sometime between 2 and 2:30 pm CST.  Keep an eye on our TWITTER feed for when it drops! Russ just moved to Austin a few months back, and we were happy to help him with a print job he had for his site- http://greatunknown.bigcartel.com/ , and…

Invitational Season 2- Now available!

The Nakatomi Invitational Season 2 is now available!  The line up we’ve got this time around is just out of control- Kevin Tong– Scientist of Art Guy Burwell– Poster Legend Jeff Kleinsmith– Sub-Pop Records art director/ Poster guy Craig McCracken– Creator of the Powerpuff Girls Spacesick– artist/designer of the future/past Nick Derington– Lead Animator ‘A Scanner, Darkly’ Jim Mahfood– Indie Comic Book Rabble-rouser Jay Ryan – God This time around, we gave each artist the…

Mystery Tube Sale!

Mystery Tube Sale!

Mystery Tube Sale! Nakatomi has a ton of new prints and shirts coming up and we need to make room! What you get- 4 different hand pulled silkscreen prints and a T-shirt in your size. That’s $180 in merch for just $50! Only 15 tubes available. We will also be randomly inserting in outgoing tubes 2 Change into a Truck GLOW IN THE DARK APs, 2 Daniel Danger Letterpress prints, and one lucky buyer will…

Shipping Update- Mark Todd in hand and shipped out!

Shipping Update- Mark Todd in hand and shipped out!

In case you were wondering…last week, we shipped out all orders for for Mark Todd’s invitational poster and T-shirt!  Make sure if you’re in the Austin area to see his studio-mate Esther Peal Watson’s show this month at Domy books, and if you’re in Houston (and why would you be THERE?!?!) do the same for Mark’s show at the Domy books there, later on in June! Go to Domy Book’s site to check it out!…

mc chris at Nakatomi?

mc chris at Nakatomi?

Everyone knows that Nakatomi is staffed with the nerdiest nerds that ever nerded.  And, nothing says nerd-core like world-famous rapper mc chris!  So, when it came time to get a poster done for his show in Oklahoma City a couple of days back, the call went out- “bring me nerd-art!”  And so we delivered- Featuring everyone’s favorite micro-cassette recorder/ killer robot rocking a mixtape of mc chris, this 18×24 silkscreen print is designed by Tim…

Shipping Update! Stout, Ursus, and Hippo!

Shipping Update! Stout, Ursus, and Hippo!

Here’s some good news, guys!  For those of you patiently waiting for these prints- they are on their way! First up, the ‘Punch-Out at the Last Supper’ is here.  This one was printed by the amazingly thorough Satch Grimley here in Austin.  I actually sat in on the printing of this one, and let me say…Nakatomi will be using Satch a WHOLE lot more in the future.  His shop is literally down the street from…

Animals Succeed Where I Fail

Animals Succeed Where I Fail

I remember three of my childhood dreams very vividly, because I don’t think any other kid has aimed so low in the history of underachieving. I’ll share those aspirations with you, and point out examples of how the animal kingdom makes me look like a chump in even those modest goals. Dream #1: Grow a Badass Beard For as long as I can remember, I wanted a beard. In my childhood, my dad and uncles…

Friday Morning Video-

Not to make this a regular feature, but god-damn, this guy is good.  My CLOSE RELATIVE Daniel Francis Doyle uses a loop pedal to great effect (and affect) in his live shows.  But this guy…this guy makes his loop machine make me smile and fly around my house on a cloud of beatboxing bliss, narrowly avoiding the ceiling fans. Reggie Watts- Special thanks to 4112 for the heads up on this one- – alex fugazi