Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Gibson Charity Show - Art Assault - Recap!

Here's a video recap by Bluemotion

Art Basel Miami 2010 has come and gone, but not without the launch of Art Assault, a creative collaboration between Gibson and Kramer Guitars, Outta My Mind Creations and Mai Hiro which serves to bring together art with music in exciting new ways. With a spotlight on electric guitars and designer toys, the incredible artists involved went beyond conventional designs and created truly unique works of art that were displayed in the trendy Gibson Showroom located in the heart of Miami's Design District. The support of Kidrobot and Kuso Vinyl helped instill the show with the designer toy vibe that the creators had found vital to portray, while Tito's Handmade Vodka, Monster Energy and Bento Café instilled fans with spirits, energy, and sushi nutrition for stomachs along for the creative ride! The reception was quite a success with many visitors taking in the visual and aural stimulus produced by the work, whether it was from the Kramer Assault 220FR guitars, the Kidrobot 20" Dunny Superband "performing live" on a miniature stage, rocking out to live band and DJ Aba or trading Dunnys and other giveaways provided by Kidrobot and Juxtapoz magazine.

Art Assault is on the brink of a tour, reaching mulitple cities in the United States and potentially around the globe, with new artwork being added to each stop, and the proceeds of the custom painted toys and guitars going to benefit the Gibson Foundation. Every stop brings the opportunity to have art and music collide to rock minds and hearts.

Art Assault Miami would not be possible without the hard work put in from everyone involved- the guitar artists (Michael Lau, Nakanari, Pete Fowler, Christian Jacobs, 123Klan, Matt Waldman, Camilla d’Errico, Ashley Wood, Long Vo, Lebo, and Jeff Bridges), the Dunny artists (Jure Gavran, Dave “Outtamymind” Quiles, Tracy Tubera, kaNO, and Rotobox Vinyl Anatomica), Mac Perez III, Brad Berman, Juan Lopera, Kuso Vinyl (Jonathan Ma and Jia Jia Sun), the Quiles family, Mikey Yap, Mike Begonia, bluemotion (Quan Vu, Chris Favis and company), Julius Mayo, Jr., and our sponsors (Kidrobot, Juxtapoz, Kuso Vinyl/Kusopop, myplasticheart, Dragatomi, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Monster Energy, Bento Café, Nooka, Capcom, Monster Energy, Reign, Vinylpulse, SHON, Fury Animals, and One Day Masterpieces).

Photos and Videography by:
Blue MotionMike Begoniamikeyriot
Julius Mayo Jr.
Carlos Fabrizio

Other Coverage:
Vinyl Pulse

Art Assault Official Site:


We were planning to get some rest and not do customs for the rest of the year but life is truly full of surprises. We are now very busy doing customs for a certain project with a HK based gallery and a few more customs in line lol excited to finish the customs that are set to be released early next year :) God is good.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

REMARK - custom mega dunny for Art Assault - Gibson Charity Show @ Art Basel

With just a few weeks to work on this custom, we just finished it just in time. This is for the Art Assault - Gibson Charity Show @ Art Basel, Miami.
Custom mega dunny - REMARK or Robot Engineered for Music + Art by Rotobox for Kramer ( KRAMER when read backwards )

The paints used here are pearl white and metallic black which can't be seen on the photos. The figure also includes a custom mini Kramer guitar.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Art Assault Official Release


Art and Music Collide as Gibson Guitar and Kramer Guitars Partner with Outta My Mind Creations andMaiHiro to Present ‘Art Assault’ During Art Basel Miami 2010 Customized Kramer Assault Guitars to be Painted by Amazing Artists with Auction Proceeds Benefitting the Gibson Foundation Miami, FL
11/16/10 – From Dec...ember 3rd - December 5th, 2010, Gibson and Kramer Guitar, in partnership with their friends at Outta My Mind Creations and MaiHiroplan to unveil an exhibition set within the heart
of Miami’s Design District that fuses pop culture in creatively
unpredictable ways. Every year, contemporary art dealers, galleries, and
art & music aficionados gather at the artistic oasis known as Art
Basel Miami to behold the hottest in contemporary art. This year
attendees will be captivated by “Art Assault”, a charity art exhibit
featuring one-of-a-kind art guitars that will take place at the stylish
Gibson Guitar Showroom located at 180 NE 39th St. Suite #200 in Miami.
By merging music with visual art and designer embellishments, this
exhibition promises to rock the ears, eyes and minds of everyone present.
Event times - Thursday, December 2nd- Press Event/VIP Preview: 2-4 PMFriday, December 3rd- 10 AM - 6 PM Saturday, December 4th- 10 AM - 6 PM; Reception Party 7 PM - MidnightSunday, December 5th- 10 AM - 2 PM
The centerpiece of the event features Kramer Assault 211FR guitars as the
canvas upon which 11 celebrated artists will embellish with their own
artistic modifications. They have been encouraged to transform their
instrument in any way they wish, the result of which will be a
collection that is visually fresh. The line-up of artists includes art
superstars such as Michael Lau, Nakanari, Pete Fowler, Christian Jacobs
(Yo Gabba Gabba), 123Klan, Matt Waldman (Nooka), Camilla d’Errico,
Ashley Wood, Long Vo, Lebo, and Oscar-winning actor/artist Jeff Bridges.
This medley of artistic styles and influences brings together artists
to celebrate the variety of musical and visual artistry that exists today.
Since the show will take much of its essence from
the designer toy subculture, the show creators have also partnered with
Kidrobot to create a custom 20” Dunny exhibit unlike any other. Each one
of the five talented artists involved with designer toys (Jure Gavran,
Dave “Outtamymind” Quiles, Tracy Tubera, kaNO, and Rotobox Vinyl
Anatomica) will design a particular player of a fictional band, so that
when they are brought together, a new "Dunny Superband" will be
established on a stage! Kidrobot, along with the show creators and other
designer toy sponsors will also showcase innovative toys and sculptures
in an effort to share this contemporary subculture with the
art-conscious visitors. This exhibition of vinyl toys will feature
pieces and support from Kuso Vinyl, myplasticheart, SHON, Jure Gavran,
Fury Animals, 123Klan, MaiHiro, and Dragatomi. While
engaging and enlightening, “Art Assault” intends to serve a more
virtuous purpose. Once the event is completed, the Assault guitar
artwork and custom toys will be auctioned off via an online auction with
proceeds benefitting the Gibson Foundation. The Gibson Foundation
strives to reinforce our society's future by focusing on projects that
help children with education, music and arts, and overall well-being.
Gibson, Kramer and the show partners feel it is important to give back
to the community while providing entertainment and encouraging artistic
creativity. The reception party that will take place on
the evening of December 4th (7 PM-midnight) will be the place to be
during Art Basel Miami festivities, with a live band performance by
Fancy Me Yet and other acts, including Miami DJ Mr. Pauer. Other
sponsors who have contributed to allow the overall vision, excitement
and charitable nature of the show include Juxtapoz Magazine, Capcom,
Bento Café, Monster Energy, One Natural Experience (O.N.E.), Reign,
bluemotion, Vinylpulse, One Day Masterpieces, Fábrika and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
To stay current with show updates go to and For more information on Gibson or Kramer Guitar (a Gibson family brand) follow or
ABOUT OUTTA MY MIND CREATIONS: Outta My Mind Creations is a multidisciplinary
design studio that creates by converting daydreams into tangible
realities. From jewelry design to designer toys to apparel and wall art
installations, the firm strives to push boundaries of art and materials
through thoughtful design and action. By working with long-time creative
partner, MaiHiro and Gibson/Kramer Guitars, they hope to create a
magically musical experience for this year's Art Basel Miami that will
entertain as well as provide help to charitable foundations.
ABOUT MAI HIRO:Mai Hiro seeks to spread color and creativity by creating custom original
artwork, and provide freshness with all of their work and designs.They
carry out their fresh perspective by designing strong and imaginative
characters that serve as the face of their many ideas and illustrations.
Mai Hiro advocates brand collaboration with other mediums, styles and
genres, and believes in showing love to those who love what they do.
This partnership with Gibson/Kramer will surely spread love and good
will to everyone that partakes in this event and eventually those
charities benefitting from this enjoyment.
ABOUT GIBSON GUITAR:Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of
fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins,
and banjos. The Gibson Les Paul guitar is the best selling guitar of
all time and bears the name of the late, great Les Paul. Gibson’s
HD.6X-PRO Digital Guitar, the Gibson Robot Guitar, Gibson's Dark Fire
and the new Gibson Dusk Tiger represent the biggest advances in electric
guitar design in over 75 years. Gibson is poised to release the
Firebird X on December 11, 2010. The Gibson Foundation is the
philanthropic arm of the Gibson Guitar Corp., and dedicates its time and
services to making the place a better world for children through its
support of music, education, health and human services. Founded in 1894
in Kalamazoo , Michigan , and headquartered in Nashville since 1984,
Gibson Guitar Corp.’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro,
Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland,
Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere
Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Visit
Gibson’s website at
ABOUT GIBSON FOUNDATION:Founded in 2002 as the philanthropic division of Gibson Guitar, the Gibson
Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children
worldwide through its own initiatives and by its support of other
non-profit organizations that advance music and the arts, health and
welfare, education and environmental causes. For more information,
please visit
CONTACTS:Caroline Galloway Gibson Guitar 615-423-4904
LOCAL CONTACT:Dave QuilesOutta My Mind Creations/Art

Friday, November 12, 2010

Boss Borot custom Sketchbot for the Sketchbot Custom Show 2 @ Munky King

Boss Borot custom sketchbot for the Sketchbot Custom Show
at Munky King on Nov 19, 2010