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THE LATEST NEWS

Feb 2, 2012

Just arrived are two brand new Suehiro Maruo postcard sets. Gloss finish front and matte black and white reverse. Perfect to mail to friends or even to frame.

Suehiro Maruo Postcards Midori SIGNEDBoxed set of six cards all featuring Midori! Box is signed on the reverse in silver marker. Suehiro Maruo Postcard Set SIGNEDSet of ten cards featuring some of Suehiro Maruo's most iconic artworks. First card is signed.

Feb 1, 2012

Just arrived a few hours ago, a B2 size poster SIGNED in silver marker by Suehiro Maruo. The "New Century SM Pictorial" poster is the front cover of the book of the same name!

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Ships rolled in a tube and also qualifies for the special poster shipping promo running this February!


Jan 31, 2012

What better way to show your love than with a poster by Trevor Brown, Toshio Saeki, Takato Yamamoto, Suehiro Maruo, or Hikari Shimoda?? For the month of February (2012) only: buy ANY quantity of rolled posters and pay a flat shipping rate:

  • US orders ship for $2
  • International orders ship for $5

It doesn't matter how many posters you buy - one or twenty - you pay just the flat rate! Here's a handy list of all the posters that are included:  rolled poster promo (no "ships flat" posters or prints are included).

To get the special flat rate just add the posters to your cart (with nothing else) and checkout like usual. If you add a book or a print or anything other than a rolled poster the special flat rate will NOT show up as a shipping option.

<3 Happy Valentine's Day!!  <3


Jan 30, 2012

Recently exhibited in Tokyo, Trevor Brown's "Piss Princess" is now available through AkaTako! Further details (and larger images!) available on the item's page....

Trevor Brown Piss Princess paintingTrevor Brown Piss Princess paintingTrevor Brown Piss Princess painting

Painting is currently in Tokyo and ships directly to you for free.


Jan 29, 2012

"Becoming Friends with All the Children in the World" is the catalog from the recent exhibition of Fuyuko Matsui's artwork at the Yokohama Museum of Art. Over 100 artworks are included - full color paintings, pencil sketches, and more! A really impressive book with a lot of bilingual information (Japanese/English).

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Jan 28, 2012

Both "R" and "Eva: Eloge de ma Fille" are back in stock at AkaTako. These Japanese editions are full of the beautiful photography of Irina Ionesco. "Eva" focuses on her daughter's growth from a lovely child to a beautiful young woman. "R" also features photos of Eva but includes additional models.

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Irina Ionesco "Eva"Irina Ionesco "Eva"Irina Ionesco "R"Irina Ionesco "R"

Jan 15, 2012

A big box arrived from Kitanya Design Factory full of new and restocked charms, two new doll styles, and two vinyl banks! Also got a SIGNED mini book with photos of 100+ charms, three articles, and info on the artist's process.

CHARMS

Bunny & Cat Pair Karada Kinbaku CharmConstruction Worker Kinbaku CharmDragon Karada Kinbaku CharmGym Uniform School Girl Kinbaku CharmNinja Lady Karada Kinbaku CharmStatue of Liberty Karada Kinbaku Charm
Bunny & CatConstruction WorkerDragonGym UniformNinja LadyStatue of Liberty

DOLLS & BANKS

Dragon Karada Kinbaku DollLucky Cat Karada Kinbaku DollBlack Mask Bunny Kinbaku BankRed Mask Cat Kinbaku Bank
Dragon DollLucky Cat DollRabbit BankCat Bank

BOOK

Kitanya Design I Love Kinbaku Book SIGNEDKitanya Design I Love Kinbaku Book SIGNEDKitanya Design I Love Kinbaku Book SIGNED

Jan 1, 2012

I've managed to find three of the sold out Toshio Saeki books again - and they're ALL signed this time! "The Earliest Works" is also a very low # in the edition - 20/3000.

Toshio Saeki Chimushi 1 SIGNEDToshio Saeki Chimushi 2 SIGNEDToshio Saeki The Earliest Works SIGNED
Toshio Saeki Chimushi 1 SIGNEDToshio Saeki Chimushi 2 SIGNEDToshio Saeki The Earliest Works SIGNED

Click the images above for additional photos and details on the book's condition.


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