Shin Tanaka x Giant Robot x Scion

When I started to write about this Griant Robot there was not a site for it; now there is: Gaint Robot Shin.
This website is for a contest: “Customize the template with your own designs”.
But before you start designing: you need to read the rules (.pdf)…. But to make a long story short: basically you need to live in the USA, which I don’t do)

But the best stuff is yet to come: the template that are in the magazine can be downloaded form there:
part 1, part 2, part 3 and the blank template.

Read more about this contest at NPT

I’ve been asked to talk about this subject…… yeah this title is ohhh soooo original.

I though about it for a while (do I really want to make free advertising for a car company or a magazine?), but I couldn’t resist: Shin Tanaka is involved.
And that dude is cool!!

Shin is featured in an Asian/Amercan popculture magazine Giant Robot with a 3 piece robot: this image is the second one that can be found in Issue 57 of Giant Robot magazine.
Second robot by Shin Tanaka

Buy magazine 56, 57, 58 and you will have this:
Three robots combined by Shin Tanaka
How cool is that!

I’ve been looking around in the stores in Amsterdam, but I haven’t found this magazine (yet). So I can’t build it 🙁 and those who can’t build, write about it…. 😀

The same thing about Scion, this brand isn’t sold in the Netherlands (perhaps it is, but I don’t know about it, and I have never seen one).

But if Scion is happy with this post, and want to reward me, just give me a xB (no, really!!)

Urban papercraft: Shin Tanaka (part 4) – Sneakers

I read in an article about Shin Tanaka that he started creating paper models and templates for all his favorite sneakers he couldn’t afford when he was a student…
We seem to like the same sneakers!

Nike

One of my favorite Nike is create in paper by Shin: the Nike Air Force 1 is created by Shin in paper and can be found on the internet:
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 paper model and LMAC BABESTAS
NIKE AIR FORCE 1 paper model and LMAC BABESTAS
download the Nike Air Force One (.PDF) here.

Update #1: The internet is always changing, so some links are no longer available. I found the template somewhere else: http://www.instructables.com/file/FUURPWYFM2KBS4W/

And the Nike AF-1 can be found here:
Nike AF-1
http://www.govacant.com/shin.html
(or download the Nike AF-1 here (.PDF))

Shin has even had an exhibition with these sneakers:
Shin exhibition

Onitsuka Tiger

Shin also worked together with Onitsuka Tiger and created a template for
Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico66.
Onitsuka Tiger - Mexico66
You can create your own Mexico66: just download the blank version here: Onitsuka Tiger – Mexico66 (.PDF).

This project has it’s own Flash site: http://shin.onitsukatiger.co.uk/.
And you can send in your customs on the same site.


If you want to know more about Shin, just read the interview with he did with PingMag: read the interview.

Urban papercraft: Shin Tanaka (part 3) – Boxy

Last week I talked about the collaboration between Shin Tanaka and Nooka: nooka boxboy.
Nooka boxboy

Which was a good reason to visit Shin Tanaka site, and there it was: another cool papercraft project called BOXY (traveling over the world).
BOXY -traveling over the world

Shin wants custom designs for BOXY, but instead creating a downloadable link on his site (like Spiky Baby or Mask Hoody), the designer has to take a picture of his design and send it to Shin. He will put it on his site, and you will get your 15 minutes of fame….

Want to? Go to the page that explains what you need to do!

You should visit the BOXY page, because there a regular updates, but you can view a couple entries here:

BOXY by Shin TanakaStart slideshow here

Urban papercraft: Shin Tanaka (part 2) and Nooka

Shin Tanaka, one of my favorite urban papercraft artists, teamed up with Nooka.
Before this post I had never heard about Nooka, but they make very nice watches (which are difficult to find in the Netherlands).

Nice to know, but what has that to do with papercraft?
Nothing and everything, in a collaboration between the two, they created a papercraft project with the name “nooka boxboy“.
Check out NOOKA Collab | SHIN TANAKA.

Or some of the pictures:




And you can also submit your own designs, although I’ve been checking this site regularly but haven’t seen any updates in the Gallery.
But submitting won’t hurt, or you can make a custom just for yourself: save the nooka boxboy blank template and start designing.

Shin Tanaka – Spiky baby [series 8] is out

SPIKE BABY series from Shin Tanaka is starting with SPIKE BABY[SERIES 08].

So you know what to do, check it out

Shin Tanaka papertoy series are only active for a short time and you missed it 🙁

And here are the individual locations for the download:
ADRIAN_GANDER
Aliceandthecat
EL_GATO_CHIMNEY
FINGERPRINTS
FRUITY_LOU
IZUMI_FUJIWARA
Jeff_Martin
Satoshi_Okano
SLUGLIFE
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Shin Tanaka – Spiky baby [series 7] is out

SPIKE BABY series from Shin Tanaka is starting with SPIKE BABY[SERIES 07].

So you know what to do, eck it out


Shin Tanaka papertoy series are only active for a short time and you missed it 🙁

And start downloading: the download pages for you on a platter:
(if haven’t got much time, so no names with the links… but workable)
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Shin Tanaka – Spiky baby [series 6] is out

SPIKE BABY series from Shin Tanaka is starting with SPIKE BABY[SERIES 06].

So you know what to do, t it out


Shin Tanaka papertoy series are only active for a short time and you missed it 🙁

And start downloading: the download pages for you on a platter:
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HELENA
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MSB_GREEN
MSB_PINK
ocularinvasion
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Shin Tanaka – Spiky baby [series 5] is out

You need to be quick… the SPIKE BABY series from Shin Tanaka is starting with SPIKE BABY[SERIES 05] and before you know it, it’s gone and series 06 is there.

Dark horse

This time with :ad:86 , addfueltothefire , Angello , ANO , DARK HORSE , LACKO , PHONETICONTROL , PLAY HARD , Triclops

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Shin Tanaka papertoy series are only active for a short time and you missed it 🙁

And the total download list is here:
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addfueltothefuture
Angello
ANO
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LACKO
PC
PLAY HARD
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