Brandon Boyer

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So I’d noted this as early as last Wednesday via my infinitely-more-artsy/designy-than-Offworld tumblr (in a fit of jealous pique for not being anywhere near the west coast), but seeing as how Poketo wrote in specifically to see if it’d be of interest to Offworld, I can’t help but see how it’s not.

This Friday, art/apparel/decor design shop Poketo will be hosting Bang! Bang! Draw! at their Los Angeles studio, an event that will bring together live music by Offworld favorite solo orchestral-sampled pop outfit Her Space Holiday with visuals done in collaboration with Tokyo artist Heisuke ‘PCP’ Kitazawa.


Your unnecessary and tenuous games-related link? You might’ve seen PCP’s fantastic(ally vertical) Ico-related mural, “the end of ICO is beginning of another”, at Giant Robot’s oft-blogged Game Over/Continue show.

On top of that, Kitazawa — who will also be exhibiting his art in a post-music gallery show at the studio — was one of the select artists Nintendo and FM802 curated for their 2004 “ART MEETS GAMES” exhibit (now sadly offline and obliterated by the wayback machine), which attempted to show off the dual-screen potential of their then-upcoming DS by getting illustrators to do wall-size faux-DS artwork.

But either way, you should go not for its games-relatedness, but because both are fantastic artists in their own right. Hear Her Space Holiday’s Forever & A Day below for a sample, or try his My Boyfriend’s Girlfriend, as well.

Bang! Bang! Draw! will be held at Poketo Studio at 510 South Hewitt Street, #506 (5th floor) in LA on Friday, April 24th. The Her Space Holiday set will run from 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM, with a moderated q&a session, and will be followed from 7:30 PM – 10PM by PCP’s art show and party. Poketo will be releasing two signature wallets, a mug, and a T-shirt all designed by Kitazawa at the show. Head over to their blog for more details.

Poketo presents: Bang! Bang! Draw! on April 24th 2009 [Poketo, PCP home, Her Space Holiday home (designed by PCP)]

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