Tako's Revenge Graphic Tee by Fakir - Kidrobot.com Exclusive
“As a sushi addict, I swore I would not trust these Sushi advisors. ‘Best Chopsticks’ and all that corrupt crap! On my last trip to Japan, I decided to ask for advice from an old fisherman who for the record, smelled so strongly of fish, that one might have wondered if he himself was from the depths of the sea. He recommended a restaurant in a neighborhood where I would not have usually gone by myself, warning me that this sushi restaurant was something atypical. But this time, I had a taste for adventure! He did not lie to me, indeed the atmosphere was very strange but not as much as the principle! Unlike any traditional chef who prepares his sushi in front of you, this place wasn’t the same. It was only extremely odd that you were served as soon as that the last customer, having finished his meal, would have gone to the kitchen to meet the chef, under a barely lighted lantern which will be extinguished as soon as we will be served …"
Served up in this limited edition Tako's Revenge Graphic Tee designed by French artist, Fakir, Kidrobot says it's time for revenge and sushi! This Kidrobot wearable artist-designed cotton t-shirt brings Fakir's art to a new medium and takes your style from vinyl to the street. Limited edition of 150 worldwide. The coordinating Tako’s Revenge 5" Dunnys by Fakir is planning revenge in a Kidrobot.com exclusive green edition and a limited edition red edition.
French artist, Fakir is a painter passionate about the richness of Japanese culture and folklore, professional sushi eater and maniac about finishes! Born in Paris in the 80's, he grew up with the cartoons and video games from 80-90s and spent his teenage years surrounded by hip-hop culture, practicing graffiti and listening to rap music. Later he discovered Japanese animes and became a big fan of Studio Ghibli especially Miyasaki, and some specific mangas like Amer Beton, Akira, Afro Samurai, Samurai Champloo, which have developed his artistic style into what it is today.
Fakir founded his freelance studio, FAKIR DESIGN, in Paris, France in 2008 and has built a reputation as a toy designer but also works as a painter, illustrator, and character designer. He juggles between traditional and digital techniques, adapting his technique with the project and medium, with a great obsession for finishes!
A big part of his work is inspired by Japanese culture and folklore which fascinates him and he likes to reinterpret famous icons and characters of his childhood with his artistic style.