November 2011 - Artist/Designer Allen Wen | AW177
AW177 Store Additions
On 17, Nov 2011 | No Comments | In Updates | By aw177
Just a quick update, my store is now having a sale on custom toys and my limited edition “Circuit Death” t-shirt. Also selling crooked versions of the tee, along with “Circuit Death” high-quality, silkscreen stickers for just $2 each (price is for one sticker and this includes shipping, PayPal fees, etc).
The backing paper can also be saved and used as art:
Go help me out and cop some stuff! Makes great Christmas gifts! Thanks!!!
Muttpop Tcho! Captain Biceps = Captain America?
On 15, Nov 2011 | No Comments | In Artwork, Other | By aw177
In between my time from the aftermath of NYCC till now, I did work on a small custom toy, just for fun. I bought a Muttpop Tcho! Captain Biceps figure from ToyQube and painted him to resemble Captain America! This was not a serious project, just something to do for fun since I love Captain America!
AW177 Webstore ON SALE!
On 15, Nov 2011 | No Comments | In Updates | By aw177
Quick post – all items on my webstore are now on sale for Thanksgiving/Christmas! Get the customs you’ve always wanted for a lower price! Prices will remain in effect till Christmas, once over, the prices will go back up, so act now!
Why give a gift that everyone else has, when you can give the gift of a one-of-a-kind custom art piece/t-shirt? Get yours now!
Kidrobot x Staple Pigeon!
On 15, Nov 2011 | No Comments | In Thoughts, Updates | By aw177
It’s been awhile since I last updated my blog, actually I haven’t updated my blog since NYCC! I decided to take a small break from custom toy work and finish some of my other pending projects, plus I just got Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, so wanted to play them! It’s been so long since I last played video games!
Kidrobot and Staple came out with a collaboration project of a vinyl Staple pigeon. For those that don’t know Staple Design, they are a clothing collection, a creative agency and a retail store founded by the one and only Jeffstaple. You can watch a short video of the man here:
Staple from Eighteen Eighty on Vimeo.
Anyway, I wasn’t sure if I wanted the pigeon since it was a little ‘puffy’ for me and the price was a bit high. At the last minute, I decided I wanted one but I was busy the day Jeff was doing his signing at Kidrobot NY, so I missed it. I wanted one but wanted one signed by Jeff; so on Twitter, I contacted @reedspace (Staple’s store) and @jeffstaple if he can sign a bird for me for pickup at the store. Jeff and Reed Space responded saying they could probably hook it up for me and last Friday, on my way to Chinatown, I stopped by the store (dope) and picked up my brand new SILVER signed pigeon (most of the pics I’ve seen of the signing, the regular pigeon was signed in black ink and the white pigeon signed in gold ink). The silver signature is dope since it doesn’t stick out and conforms to the colors of the pigeon. So it’s like it’s there, but not really there. Love it – this is the first vinyl toy I have no intention of selling/giving/modifying/etc!!!
Click on the image to enlarge!
I also wanted to cop a black OG pigeon cap, but they didn’t have my size! Bummer!
Props goes out to Jeffstaple and Reed Space for hooking me up! Jeff is an inspiration to me, to go and do your own thing and make your own clothes, I’d love to be like him one day. I really wished I made it out to the signing so I can meet the man in person, but maybe another day!