February 2010 - Artist/Designer Allen Wen | AW177
Jesse Hernandez host a great show called Vinyl Addiction which details the vinyl toy/art lifestyle. I’m a huge fan of Jesse’s work and love this show – only wish I had the channels to watch this on! However, there is a short clip of episode 6 up here: Vinyl Addiction Episode 6 and within 19-20 seconds into the clip, you get a shot of my custom I.W.G. figure, “Rhinotech”! Very exciting!
“Rhinotech” can still be purchased on my store! AW177 Store
Happy Chinese New Year 2010 to all my peoples! This is my year, the year of the Tiger! Wishing everyone much love, luck, health and prosperity for the new year!!!
I am also very happy to launch the first beta version of my website, AW177.com! It’s been a long time coming and I’m glad to get enough of it done to finally launch it on Chinese New Year! The site is a constant work in progress, but for now, glad to get it launched in a condition I am happy with!
Thanks to those who supported me and hope to have more things to come in the new year!
Gung hay fat choy!!!
Ok from my first post of the ‘most important project I can never finish’, that happens to be my personal website. However, I think most people these days just have blogs and use that as their website; I’ve been really picky about mine and just never finished it and revised it over and over till my head spun! For about 5 years I’ve had my domain at www.AW177.com and still can’t put one up – until now. I’m just about almost done w/ mine and tried to make it less complicated and put up more of my work. I will still use this blog for more news updates, and use my website to display my work. I hope to get it done by the launch of Chinese New Year – how dope would that be, launching my website on the Year of the Tiger, my year? Crossing my fingers!
My site was done purely in Flash – yes I know there are lots of people who don’t like Flash and don’t see why a site has to be designed in Flash, but to me, I’ve always loved Flash and guess I just wanted to see if I can create a whole site in it. I know you won’t be able to view my site on an iPhone or Touch or iPad or what not, but you can always view my blog on those devices! I also do all my illustrations through Flash; just feel more comfortable using it. I’ll probably need to learn Illustrator one day, maybe I’ll take a class on it just to force myself to learn it!
Today was the day I put up my “Year of the Tiger” custom Mad*L for sale up on my Big Cartel store and as soon as I put it up, someone bought it! Props to the buyer, they know who they are, and this guy has been a big supporter of my work – really really appreciate it!!!
Happy New Year!
Ok I have finally revealed the full pics of my latest custom Mad*L up on my Flickr at AW177 Flickr and will be up for sale at my Big Cartel store AW177 Store on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 11am EST! Price will probably be $250, as this one was a bit complicated to do and took some time and a lot of effort on my part to make it as perfect as I can! Hope you all like it and thank you in advance to the person who hopefully will buy it!
“Year of the Tiger” represents determination, aggressiveness, drive and craving for success!