2 new posters for SKRILLEX by me (Tim Doyle).
On sale on Nakatomi on Tuesday 6/10 at 2pm Central.
2 new posters for SKRILLEX by me (Tim Doyle).
On sale on Nakatomi on Tuesday 6/10 at 2pm Central.
Continuing Doyle’s new Watercolor portrait series- SHINY OBJECTS- Nakatomi is releasing this 2 print portrait set of the SHINIEST musicians of all time-HERE this WEDNESDAY 5/28 at 2pm Central.
“For years- high school through College, I worked almost exclusively with watercolor paint. Inspired by seeing JUST WHAT YOU CAN DO with watercolor and gouache paint in the pages of Alex Ross’ MARVELS and KINGDOM COME really changed my opinion about the medium, and lit a fire under my ass to get working. As the years went by, I moved on to Acrylic on canvas and then screenprinting as my medium of choice. Well- late last year, I cracked open my old kit, and did some paintings for fun (which you can see HERE) and we released a few of them through SpokeArt as high-quality giclee prints. And the response was very large. Fast forward a few months, and we here at Nakatomi get a new film printer for our shop, and not only can it crank out large, high-quality films for screenprinting, but it’s also a high-end giclee printer as well! SO- time permitting, I’ll be releasing portraits like this when the mood strikes.
One of my favorite things to paint is metallic and reflective surfaces, and I’ve found watercolor to be uniquely suited for that task. The little surprising hints of color that creep into what could otherwise be a dull, grey steel- can really be fun to portray. So here we are- my totally fun, barely though-out new print series- SHINY OBJECTS.
I could go on and on about the music of Daft Punk, and how it slowly crept up on me over the last few years to finally take over my play-list, but hey- people much better at music criticism than I have already said it all. And the band is really, really shiny.”
“SHINY PUNK” will be sold as a 2-print set, each measuring 12×16 (to match the 4 previous releases in the series). Nakatomi will only have 50 sets for sale. 10 random orders will receive 1/10 uncut sheets instead of the cut set! This 12×16 print set will never again be available for sale on Nakatomi.
These fine-art giclee print sets will be printed on cold-press natural watercolor paper, with genuine Epson Ultrachrome archival ink, directly in the Nakatomi studio. Prints should ship within 1 week of on-sale date.
Be HERE on site at 2pm Central time for the drop! We will also announce the release on our TWITTER FEED.
Check out these painting process pics above!
“Gojira Vs. The Smoke Monster” PROCESS!
This print is ON SALE NOW HERE!
While you’re here…we wanted to show off some of the behind-the-scenes process pictures for this great new print!
“Gojira Vs. The Smoke Monster” is an 18×24 4 color hand-printed silkscreen poster- signed and numbered by the artist in a first edition of only 150 worldwide.
1-Like almost all of Doyle’s prints, it starts with a hand-drawn line-art image, done in pencil, brush and ink, and felt-tip pen. This print was drawn on a sheet of 12×16 Strathmore brand Bristol board- it’s a really great surface to work on, and it can stand up to a lot of abuse from wet media, as you’re about to see. Once the line-art is completed, it is scanned in at 600 dpi, and then…
2-Doyle hand-tones the original art board with watercolor and gouache paint, applied with a Windsor Newton Series 7 Sable brush, size 4. Blocking in the grey tones and values this way gives the final product a more organic appearance than you would normally get from the flat-color aesthetic of screenprinting. That hand-painted image is now scanned in and lined up with the original line-art, and then bitmapped into tiny little dots, which then makes it suitable for screenprinting. Then, Doyle digitally lays in the colors in Photoshop and sends the layers off for burning onto screens!
3-Here you see the first 3 layers of the print down on the actual paper. The ink is still wet! First color down was the warm grey, then the red, and then transparent black ink! As you can see in the face and hands, the watercolor detailing on the skin is pushed back to the transparent black layer to soften it up a bit, and make it look a little bit softer. The rest of the detail is on the black ink layer, as you can see below!
Here’s the finished print, before it gets trimmed down to 18×24. (We print on 20×26 sheets to give us a handling edge and room for registration marks.) You can see at the top of the sheet the color notes and print instructions to the printers!
ON SALE NOW! Pick one up today HERE.
-Thanks for reading!
The debut pieces in artist Tim Doyle’s “Shiny Objects” series, as part of SpokeArt’s “May the Fourth Be With You” event is NOW ON SALE HERE.
These very special 12x16 fine-art giclee reproductions of original watercolor paintings are only available until MONDAY NIGHT. These will be printed to order, and signed and numbered by the artist! These 12x16 editions will never be available on-site again!
$25 each, or a matched number set of 3 for $65. (the set option is on each item page).
Pick ‘em up here- RIGHT HERE.
BIG HUG MUG-True Detective Inspired print by Jon Smith Now Available!
If you’re watching True Detective, you’re going to get this. If you’re not…well…you’ve got to correct yourself, son!
The inclusion of the BIG HUG MUG as a prop in Detective Cohle’s interrogation is just one of the little details that make this show so great.
BIG HUG MUG measures 12×12, and is signed and numbered by artist Jon Smith in an edition of 200. Each 6-color print features a glow in the dark layer, brimming with detail that will make you feel like you’re mainlining the secret truth of the universe.
Available only for a limited time, but Time is a Flat Circle, so you might have another shot the next time around.
Unreal Estate series 2 postcard sets!
Now available! All 12 images from last year’s sold-out Unreal Estate 2 show are now available in a 12-count postcard set!
These super-nice high-quality 5×7 postcards are printed on thick 14pt stock, with a matte finish! Suitable for framing or mailing, each set ships in a hard-shell plastic case, so they show up safe and sound!
10 postcards for $10- sets are in hand and ready to ship worldwide.
These sets are IN HAND and ready to ship immediately!
*technically it’s 13 postcards if you count the front title card! (BECAUSE WE ARE AWESOME LIKE THAT)
UnReal Estate 3 TEASER.
SpokeArt Gallery, San Francisco
816 Sutter St.
Opening Reception – February 6th
Artist will be in attendence
For the 3rd year in a row, SpokeArt will be hosting Tim Doyle’s solo show of Pop-Culture locations, rendered in a dark and somber palette. These brand-new, never before offered, hand-printed silkcreen prints and their original line art drawings will be available for purchase at the show, and on-line shortly thereafter. The last two shows sold out, so plan accordingly.
The first 100 attendees to the opening reception will receive a limited edition silkscreen print, only available at the show, and included with on-line purchases of the full set of 11 regular edition prints.
(Please note- only 9 of the prints are teased above, and no variants are shown.)
You can keep up with updates to the show, and the on-line sale when that information becomes available here, or on SpokeArt’s site.
MYSTERIOUS TUBES of uh…MYSTERY!
It’s been 7 months since the last Nakatomi-Wide MYSTERY TUBE SALE, and people’s wounds have almost healed, and so we’re ready to go AROUND THE WHEEL OF PAIN AGAIN!
We have more tubes than ever before- about 250 already packed with a few more tubes-worth of prints waiting on stand-by…so hopefully those who want one can get one!
Starting somewhere between noon and 2pm CENTRAL TIME on TUESDAY November the 12th, we’ll have tubes for purchase for $50 each. Each tube will have 5 prints in it-all suitable for framing. Some are considered ‘scratch/dent’ in that there’s minor printing flaws or a ‘soft’ corner, but nothing that won’t frame out.
The quick and dirty is this- you’ll get 5 random prints from Nakatomi artists past and present, and a shot at some really great bonus prints for $50.
No joke, this is probably the BEST DAMN tube sale we’ve ever had. So much awesome at ONE TIME.
So, what’s in the pool of awesome that you’ll have a shot at getting this time out?
There’s 2 new prints in our ONGOING FREEBIE PRINTS SERIES, pictured below-
We’re celebrating the Good Doctor’s 50th year with this series of prints, and THIS SERIES has BEEN POPULAR, EH? (each one of those links contains evidence of flipping past prints in this series…Warning!) Each of these 9×24 prints will be signed and numbered by the artist, and will ONLY be available through this tube sale! The prints are in editions of 150, and each will also have a variant metallic gold edition of 20.
You are welcome to buy as many tubes as you want- you will receive a copy of one of the exclusive print in each tube. One tube per order- we cannot combine shipping- as we can only fit 5 prints in each tube!
We’ve got Test Sheets!-
Test Sheets! We’re randomly inserting a totally awesome and unique test-sheet with orders! A test sheet is like 4 posters flying at your optic nerve at ONCE! Truly a byproduct of the Silk-screen process, we run screens on scrap paper as we’re working on a project, and what you get is a random collage of color building up on a sheet of paper, until we judge that it’s ‘done’ and throw it on our stack of test sheets! There’s an awful lot of the TOTALLY UNSEEN Unreal Estate 3′s screens that were in this crop- think of it as a preview of next year’s show! FYI- no tube will have more than ONE test sheet in it, if at all!
EXCLUSIVES!- stuff only available in THIS TUBE SALE!-
A super-rare edition of ONLY 3 ‘Shark V. Octopus’ Lineart prints-
And an edition of 20 Line Art variants of “The Exodus of Turtleton”!
The above prints have NEVER been available for sale before and are ONLY available through this tube sale, and will NEVER be for sale in the future! Printed on super-nice French Paper, these are signed and numbered by Doyle.
6 Original pen and ink line art pieces by Doyle, used for movie posters, CD art, and art prints! That’s the original art for LOGAN’S RUN over there, fyi!
BONUS CRAZY TOWN WHAT THE HELL? STUFF
WHAAAAT?- we’re including printer’s copies of Alexander Iaccarino’s Cowboy Bebop prints! We have 4 regulars, 2 Metallic Variants, and 2 LineArt variants- each of these are tracking anywhere from $250-$600 each on the aftermarket. (which is nuts!)
We scored these from an ex-Mondo employee who was downsizing his collection, and we’re throwing them into the sale:
Jay Ryan’s 2001, Burlesque’s King Kong, Jesse Philips’ Fistful of Dollars, and Yann Legendre’s Terminator!
Good friend of Nakatomi, Jacob Borshard was the printer on Olly Moss’ Life Well Wasted series, and as a thank you for the use of our shop, he gave us this 1/1 metallic foil variant print, which has sat undisplayed for years in our flat-file, so we’re releasing it into the wild to hopefully find a good home!
AND- DUN DUN DUUUUN!
A copy of Tyler Stout’s 24×36 LOST BOYS print from 2007!
This is only a small selection of what’s going in these tubes, with plenty more surprises!
With all this awesome, your odds of striking gold are PRETTY DANG GOOD. Please note- these tubes are blind-packed, and we have no idea what prints are in what tubes at this point!
5 prints, $50- you can knock off gifts for 5 people all at once, letting you cruise into birthday/holiday/apocalypse season with no worries!
Get your clicky fingers ready- we’ve never had a Nakatomi tube sale NOT sell out- we’re being a little more ambiguous about the drop time, as we’ve had massive server issues during these high-demand drops before, and we’re trying to cut down on that here. But as always- it’s going to be a slog getting through check-out once word spreads that these are up for sale. Trust us- we’ll do what we can, but it’s rarely enough.
We will put these up for sale at a random time between noon and 2pm Central Time on Tuesday 11/12- and then tweet the sale link a few minutes later. You can follow Tim Doyle on twitter HERE.
Just in time for Halloween! Garbage Flesh Eaters! Zombies X Garbage Pail Kids!
Omar Hauksson has created this AMAZINGLY gross 5-print set mashing up your favorite Horror Icons with Zombies and Garbage Pail Kids! It’s like a triple threat of bloody, virus infested pop-culture effluvia flying at your eyeballs ALL AT ONCE!
Each one of these 9×12 fine-art archival Giclee prints are hand-numbered in editions of only 50 worldwide!
Every order for a print includes a randomly inserted ‘B’ set trading-card sized sticker that has the traditional ‘Alternate’ names! If you order a full-set of prints, you get the FULL set of 5 B-stickers!
All the prints will be available this TUESDAY 10/15 between 1 and 2pm Central Time. They’ll be available at this LINK HERE.
Individual prints will be $25, and the full set of 5 will be $100- and include the full sticker set.
TAXI DRIVER by Yann Legendre
Paris-based designer Yann Legendre brings us this striking print, adapted from his cover to the French edition of the TAXI DRIVER novel!