Slangy: Japanese Cholo Fashion

I think my mind has been officially blown. It all started when I read THIS POST by Patrick Macias about Japanese fashion line Slangy. In his post he shows images from the line (taken from the website of Shibuya-based shop Accel Spunky) that use the word Fuck in funny and nonsensical ways. I followed the links in his post and discovered not one but many clothing lines by Slangy that emulate Cholo style and fashion. Below are some highlights taken from THIS PAGE.

SLANGY MEXICAN SUMMER(ブラック)

SLANGY MEXICAN SUMMER(ブラック)

SLANGY MEXICAN SUMMER(ブラック)

SLANGY Pistol cracker(グレー)

SLANGY GANG OF COLOERS(レッド)

SLANGY GANG OF COLOERS(レッド)

SLANGY GANG OF COLOERS(レッド)

SLANGY Backdoor Dealings(グレー)

SLANGY Backdoor Dealings(グレー)

SLANGY Gang scouts(ブラック(ホワイト))

SLANGY Gang scouts(ブラック(ホワイト))

SLANGY Gang scouts(ブラック(ホワイト))

SLANGY Van Dammeタンクトップ(ホワイト)

SLANGY BACK SIDE FLIP(ネイビー)

DEADLY JESTER シャーリングエルボーチェックシャツ(レッド)

SLANGY FRONT SIDE FLIP(ブラック)

SLANGY Slush fund(グリーン)

More to come as it is discovered. What does everyone think?

Peace,

Rio

Recent Comics and Art

Hey everyone,

My latest installment of Hell@ Mission is now up at Mission Local. Click on the image above to check it out. Below are recent artworks that I’ve done since the beginning of the new year. I have to get better about posting them up as soon as I finish them but in the meantime, check them all out at once.

Carina C. and King’s Bakery

Carina & Precita Park

Mariela, New Year’s Eve

Maya C.

Peace,

Rio

Adventures in the 3rd Dimension

What’s good everyone? I’ve spent the last few weeks sliding into an obsession with 3D art. I’m currently being mentored in the art of anaglyph image making by 3D master artist Stan Heller. He’s the Yoda to my Luke Skywalker.

I’m in the infancy of 3D skills and thus far I’ve been working on photographs and not my graphic work. That will change soon enough but I’ve had a fun time creating three dimensional images of my homegirls.

Things have been going so good that I’m now a teacher’s assistant in a youth 3D Comic Art class at 826 Valencia. Stan will be teaching the class for the next few Saturdays and so far working with the young artists has been really great. You can see work from the students in the class HERE.

I’ve also been converting some of my Dad’s collages to 3D. This has been a really challenging process and helped me learn a lot about the dynamics of 3D image making. Below are two Rene Yañez originals that I’ve converted into 3D.

More to come soon,

Rio