Posted by Alex Fugazi on Thursday, April 17th, 2014 at 3:51 pm



It’s been 6 months since the last Nakatomi-Wide MYSTERY TUBE SALE, and people’s has returned, and so we’re ready to go AROUND THE WHEEL OF MADNESS AGAIN!

We have more tubes than ever before- about 250 already packed with a few more tubes-worth of prints waiting on stand-by…so hopefully those who want one can get one!

Starting somewhere between noon and 2pm CENTRAL TIME on TUESDAY April 22nd , we’ll have tubes for purchase for $50 each. Each tube will have 5 prints in it-all suitable for framing. Some are considered ‘scratch/dent’ in that there’s minor printing flaws or a ‘soft’ corner, but nothing that won’t frame out.

The quick and dirty is this- you’ll get 5 random prints from Nakatomi artists past and present, and a shot at some really great bonus prints for $50.

So, what’s in the pool of awesome that you’ll have a shot at getting this time out?

We’ve got the FINAL FOUR  portrait prints, EXCLUSIVE to this tube sale-

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There’s only 2 pictured here, the remaining two are under wraps for now! You will get ONE of the four final prints in this series in each tube you order.

We’re celebrating the Good Doctor’s 50th year with this series of prints, and THIS SERIES has BEEN POPULAR, EH? (each one of those links contains evidence of flipping past prints in this series…Warning!) Each of these 9×24 prints will be signed and numbered by the artist, and will ONLY be available through this tube sale!  Each will also have a variant metallic ink edition of 20.

These will be our FINAL prints in this particular series!

You are welcome to buy as many tubes as you want- you will receive a copy of one of the exclusive print in each tube. One tube per order- we cannot combine shipping- as we can only fit 5 prints in each tube!

We’ve got Test Sheets!-

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Holy geez, that stuff is cray-cray. HERE’S MORE!

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Test Sheets! We’re randomly inserting a totally awesome and unique test-sheet with orders! A test sheet is like 4 posters flying at your optic nerve at ONCE! Truly a byproduct of the Silk-screen process, we run screens on scrap paper as we’re working on a project, and what you get is a random collage of color building up on a sheet of paper, until we judge that it’s ‘done’ and throw it on our stack of test sheets!  There’s an awful lot of the Unreal Estate 3′s screens that were in this crop, that made just crazy, haunting images!  We got towards the bottom of our pile this year, and unearthed some awesome Black Keys and Primus sheets from a while ago!

FYI- no tube will have more than ONE test sheet in it, if at all!

EXCLUSIVES!- stuff only available in THIS TUBE SALE!-

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We’ve got 2 copies each of Doyle’s Silver Foil Transformers prints (each valued at $75-$90 each, 5 copies of the blue line-art variant of ‘Fields of Trenzalore’ (edition of 25) that were only given out as X-mas gifts to a select group of people, as well as 10 copies of the BW Line-art variant of the Privately Commissioned ‘Home Taping is Killing Each Other’ Transformers print on metallic paper, that was never available online!


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We’ve got 2 AP copies of the super-rare (edition of 25) Bernie Wrightson’s “You’re New Here, Aren’t You?” that was randomly inserted into orders for the main print!


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We’ve got 7 pieces of original art by Doyle- black and white pen and ink drawings on Bristol Board-

Original art for Skrillex, a MUSE gigposter, Boondock Saints, an album cover for Head for the Hills, Rushmore from the original Bad Dads show in 2010, and more!  Each of these would sell at a gallery for $300-600, and we’re JUST GIVING IT AWAY.


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We’ve got copies of some older prints that have been kicking around the shop for a bit- acquired from a friend of the store! The Warriors print is signed and numbered by Stout!  Both the SPACED and WARRIORS prints are in sharp condition, and the Ferris Bueller by Jay Ryan is in decent enough shape!  Each of these prints sells between $300-500, and we’re releasing them back into the wild…FOR YOU.

This is only a small selection of what’s going in these tubes, with plenty more surprises!

With all this awesome, your odds of striking gold are PRETTY DANG GOOD.  Please note- these tubes are blind-packed, and we have no idea what prints are in what tubes at this point!

5 prints, $50- you can knock off gifts for 5 people all at once, letting you cruise into birthday/holiday/apocalypse season with no worries!

Get your clicky fingers ready- we’ve never had a Nakatomi tube sale NOT sell out- we’re being a little more ambiguous about the drop time, as we’ve had massive server issues during these high-demand drops before, and we’re trying to cut down on that here. But as always- it’s going to be a slog getting through check-out once word spreads that these are up for sale. Trust us- we’ll do what we can, but it’s rarely enough.

We will put these up for sale at a random time between noon and 2pm Central Time on Tuesday APRIL 22ND- and then tweet the sale link a few minutes later. You can follow Tim Doyle on twitter HERE.

NOTE- Last tube sale, we opened up sales on 100 or so tubes on eBay, which really smoothed over the checkout process, as their servers are VERY LARGE and it took 100 transactions off of our end as well.  If traffic dictates, we MAY do that this time, if so- we’ll tweet about it, so follow that twitter link, eh?

-alex fugazi

Posted by Alex Fugazi on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 12:43 am


“ELECTRIC INSTRUMENT CO.” by Jacob Borshard!

Artist and musician, Jacob Borshard returns to Nakatomi with one of his classic ‘list’ prints- this time detailing “…every classic production model, all the major amp styles and a few selected prototypes from the golden age of the Fullerton California bolt-together beauty!”

This beautiful artist-printed chart measures a whopping 16×30, and is printed on LUSH 100% cotton rag archival paper!  Available in a ‘dirty black’ edition of 64 (above) and a silver ink edition of 57 (below)


Click through HERE for a VERY LARGE image of the print, and see all the detail!

Both prints feature beautiful metallic inks that really make the art pop!  Take a look at the detail pics below-

“Dirty Black”


And Silver!



These prints have a great ‘weight’ to them with the fancy high-end paper, and Jacob’s always endearing line-work.

Both prints are $40, and are available RIGHT NOW HERE in the Jacob Borshard section of the Nakatomi store!

In hand for immediate shipment!

-alex fugazi

Posted by Alex Fugazi on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 7:52 pm



Anatomy of a Coachella Poster!

I was asked by the fine folks at Coachella to produce an exclusive print for the event this weekend! Here’s how I did it!

Outside of the direction to draw- ‘no skulls, no drugs, no alcohol’ and to ‘maybe make it look like the mountains you see when you go to Coachella’ it was pretty wide open, which suited me fine!

I went through older Coachella posters I saw on line, and made sure I wasn’t going to accidentally do an idea that had come before, and then I got to work!

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1- I did this little BW doodle at about 4″x6″ and sent it over to Jon Halperin, and he approved it without any problems! Awesome.

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2- Started Drawing on an 18×24 sheet of Bristol Board in pencil, ink and brush. I really like this part, because outside of that rough doodle, I really have NO idea where this is going. The cats and laundry and Chinese lanterns are just stuff that popped into my head. The book next to the panda is titled ‘Guitar for Pandas’ because…you know. Pandas.

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3- Drawing is now done! Scan that sucker in!

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4- I started laying out the colors for this thing- I went back and forth a few times, but I finally settled on something that I felt was fun and different color-wise than what I’d normally do.  This one ended up being a 6 color print, I normally try to stay around 4-6 colors for budgetary reasons, but I also like the challenge of doing the most I can with overlays and other tricks to make a lush print with just a few screens!

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5- All done with the coloring in photoshop! You’ll see from the printing, that the actual colors came out more vibrant than they did on screen. Sometimes you just have to take that leap- inks don’t mix like they do on screen all the time, which is part of the thrill for me, but can really frustrate artists who don’t actually get their hands dirty in the printing process!  (Please note- some of the colors look more deep here than I want on the final print- but this IS a photo of a screen…)

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6- The physical printing is underway! You can see here that on the right, we’ve printed the split fountain (color blend) in the sky, and the red. And on the left, you’ll see a really nice transparent blue being thrown down on top of that, which made the ground purple, and the leaves green/blueish!  I was REALLY happy with this.

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7- This is the finished actual print!

Only 100 of these were printed for sale at the festival this weekend, and only 50 are available each weekend.

This was a lot of fun, and I’m super-happy to have been a part of it!

-tim doyle

Posted by Alex Fugazi on Friday, April 11th, 2014 at 3:21 pm



Artist Tim Doyle was commissioned by the fine folks over at Coachella to produce a print for this year’s show!

This 6-color hand-printed silkscreen poster measures 18×24 and is strictly limited to an edition of only 100 signed and numbered copies!

50 will be for sale at this weekend’s event, and the other 50 the following week!

You can see some behind the scenes production photos of this print in our INSTAGRAM feed HERE! (Scroll down a bit…)

Thanks, Coachella! This project was a ton of fun!

-alex fugazi

Posted by Alex Fugazi on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 at 12:43 pm

robo christ

Tim Doyle was asked by Matt Dye of Blunt Graffix to create a poster for the Bijou Metro’s screening of Robocop!

This 18×24 4 color poster is signed and numbered by the artist in a limited edition of only 150.

From Doyle- “Robocop is by far one of the most influential films in my little life. I saw it in the theater in 1987 when I was merely 10 years old, and it completely rewired my brain in new and dark ways. And I thank Paul Verhoven for it every single day of my life. Listening to Verhoven’s commentary, he pointed out that for him- Robocop is a Jesus allegory, calling it ‘The American Jesus.’ And in keeping with great American traditions, this Titanium Jesus raises from the grave not for forgiveness, but for revenge. It’s a bloody mess, and brilliant social satire that has yet to be eclipsed in my opinion. The design is obviously lifted from Dali’s Crucifixion Hypercubus- my favorite film meets my favorite Crucifixion depiction. Two great tastes that go great together.”

Print will be available today at 2pm PACIFIC time on the Blunt Graffix site HERE.

You can see a ton of production photos and sketches on our INSTAGRAM FEED HERE.

-alex fugazi


-alex fugazi


Posted by Alex Fugazi on Friday, March 28th, 2014 at 3:42 am

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“Once again, the fine folks at PangeaSeed have asked me to participate in their print suite! I was really excited to tackle CORAL REEFS, as there was a lot of opportunity for interesting shapes and crazy colors. Of course, once I started on this project, the detail spiraled wildly out of control, and almost drove me mad! But I’m a glutton for punishment (also, burritos) and I hopped right in. Any opportunity to draw sharks and girls, AND help protect the ocean is a no-brainer for me!”- TIM DOYLE

PangeaSeed is pleased to announce the third print release of our 2014 print-suite project, “HOME: A Fine Art Print Suite for Threatened Ocean Habitats”.



Tim Doyle


“The Sea Also Rises: The Fleet Deploys”

Edition Size:

Edition of 150 (signed & numbered)

Print Details:

5-color screen print (including a split fountain and fluorescent pink

on 100lb Cougar Cover


24″ x 36″


Nakatomi Print Labs


$50 plus shipping & handling

This beautiful new print is available RIGHT NOW HERE from the fine folks at PANGEASEED! All monies raised go to help them further their mission to protect the Earth’s Oceans!

Please allow up to 4-6 weeks for delivery.

We’ll be printing this starting next week, and you can follow the print progress on our INSTAGRAM HERE.

-alex fugazi