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Animarupurinto No Hitobito!

“Animarupurinto No Hitobito”, which means Animal Print People (or so says Google Translate), is artist Dave Lamplugh’s attempt to hybridize animal portraiture and Edo period woodblock prints.

From Nakatomi founder, Tim Doyle-

“Dave Lamplugh is an artist that I’ve been friends with off and on for close to 13 years now. We both worked at Asel Art Supply here in Austin together back in 1999-2001 and had a few joint art-shows. When I saw some of his recent Animal Hybrid paintings, I knew we just HAD to adapt them to screen-printing for the Nakatomi audience. The paintings were rendered in a very bold and graphic style that just lent themselves to the screen-printing medium perfectly. I’ve been working with Dave for a few months now, showing him the process and I am VERY proud to publish his first silk-screen prints.  Dave’s wild and dense compositions from back in 2000 were very influential on me as an artist, and I’m excited to return the favor and support this body of work I feel very strongly about.”

Above is pictured “Myth vs. Reality plus Snake”, and below is “Bulldog Stance.”

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  And finally, “City of Rainbows”


All three prints measure 16×20, feature metallic ink accents, and are hand-printed, signed and numbered in first editions of only 75.

If you are in the Austin area, and would like to see Dave’s entire “Animarupurinto No Hitobito” art show TONIGHT (Thursday), follow this Facebook event page HERE.  Dave will have a dozen reasonably priced original acrylic paintings, as well as copies of the silkscreen prints available!  Drink and Asian food will be served!

The following day- Friday at 2PM CENTRAL time, the remaining copies of all of Dave’s prints will be available for sale in the NAKATOMI STORE HERE.  They will be priced individually at $30 each, and a matched number set of 3 for $75.

Please join us at the show if possible, and see you on the site at 2PM Central time on Friday!

-alex fugazi