martin hsu book signing at gr2, august 29

For those of you in Los Angeles, head down to Sawtelle Boulevard this weekend to check out artist Martin Hsu. He'll be signing and doodling his new book Multigrain, a collection of his favorite paintings. It's happening this Sunday, August 29 at GR2. Here are some more details:
Giant Robot Presents:

Book Signing with Animator + Artist Martin Hsu

Sunday, August 29, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Giant Robot Los Angeles (GR2)
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

Giant Robot is proud to host a book signing with Martin Hsu.

While Martin Hsu's cute, versatile, and flawless style lends itself well to animation and design work for clients such as Disney and Nickelodeon, his personal work is full of texture, angles, and tension. Drawing inspiration from nature and animals, the exuberance of the young, and the wrinkles of the old, Hsu's art has been shown by galleries up and down the West Coast, as well as New York City and Hawaii, and been self-published in two limited-edition, self-published collections.

Following Doodles&Noodles, Multigrain is Hsu's second collection of favorite paintings. The 58-page, full-color hardcover book is not merely a collection of ideas but a peek into a twisted painted world filled with Chinese iconography, family history, giant kaijus, and love for Hayao Miyazaki. Each piece is hand-numbered, lovingly printed in Taiwan by a small local mom-and-pop printing shop, and an excellent addition to the library of any fan of pop, indie, or Asian-infused arts.
By the way, Martin Hsu is the guy behind those cool "Think Alternative" Energy Secretary Steven Chu tribute shirt designs I posted a few weeks back. For more information about the signing go to the GR2 website here or the Facebook event page here. For more on Martin Hsu and his work, go to his website here.

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