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March 27, 2011

Video Coverage of the Dem Bonez custom show at Zakka

My friend and brother in toys, OsirisOrion, gives us this sweet video coverage of the "Dem Bonez: The Reconstruction" custom show at Zakka, a Brooklyn toy/music/lifestyle boutique near the waterfront at 155 Plymouth Street. This excellent show was curated by another buddy of mine, Den Ramos, who works for SEEN at his tattoo shop. The platform is a bunch of factory samples that SEEN had stashed away in a closet- a toy that was never put into full production. Den tapped a number of graf artists and people who we normally do not see in our little toy customizing community, so it's definitely a show with a lot of new talent (new to me, anyway).

Props to Den for pulling it off; SEEN, Toshiki and Zakka for allowing it to happen; and all the artists in the show who came thru with amazing custom work. It was nice to see the NYC crew there: Sucklord, Billy Roids, Simeon Lipman, NEMO, Tony Depew, OsirisOrion, Den and Justin Ramos, Rednose, Mr. Munk, Marka, Lou Pimentel, ZAM, Pon, Grim, Stephen Donaldson, Steve Talkowski and his lovely wife, Matt Seigelbaum and his kids- the next generation of toy artists- and J*RYU who is, of course, an honorary New Yorker. Also showing were my customers Fernando and Amanda, to whom I am eternally indebted for their support.

This was a sweet show and I highly recommend stopping in to Zakka to take a look in person.