July 1, 2006

Taipei Toy Festival 2006

We were among the 40 groups who participated in the recent Taipei Toy Festival 2006. As reported earlier, our creation Cannibal Boy’s prototype figurine was revealed during the festival. Click on to the photo section on the right to check it out. Cannibal Boy, a creation of Michael and Sau Lim, will be produced by Pixie and it will be available for sale in next year’s festival. Michael also did a few items for Pixie, among them are a serie of comics entitled “So What Junior” based on Pixie’s So What figurines and a packaging illustration for Asian superstar Jay Chou’s Omni x Pixie’s “Mine” So What figurine. So What Junior’s animation which featured the character design by Michael, were shown thru-out the festival. Michael, the sole member of Gilamon who attended the fest(we are running on a limited budget here) would like to thank those who have taken care of him during the trip. They are 22, Wan Hen, Kenny Wong, Jukai, Ben Lam, Ian, Lily, Steven, Mark and Pixie crew among others.

Territory Launch Party

The launch of Territory vol 5, which entitled Japan Fever, attracted so many people to KL’s Galleriiizu, there is hardly any room to move. The function not only jam-packed with people, it was also filled with presentations and talks by international designers who are flown in especially for this event. Namely, they are Thailand’s Thanawat Chongmahakul & Sasis Suwonpakprak(Bangkok 2), Australia’s Michael Dawidowicz(Urban Collective) and Malaysia’s Liew Sanyen of (If) Interactive. These sessions are especially inspiring for those students, some even came all the way from Penang. Gilamon also did our bit by demonstrating the creative process of silkscreening on t-shirts. We have shown the crowd two methods, cross printing and mixed colour printing. We have created a brand new design which featured the art of three of us in conjunction with the launch. We were very happy with the attentant of the audiences as well as the opportunity to talk to them. We also get a chance to know some local and international designers. All in all, it was a great evening.