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Speed Racer (1967) Costume References

Posted in Anime, Design with tags , , on May 21, 2017 by Staff Writer

Helmet, neckerchief, shirt and gloves (from episodes 1-3):

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More screencaps below the jump:

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Patlabor: Kanuka Clancy’s NYPD Uniform

Posted in Anime, Design, Script Treatment with tags , , on September 5, 2016 by Staff Writer

I thought I’d stick to the subjects for which reference material is harder to find, hence, this one.

As you can see, she wears at least two different uniforms over the course of the series and the movies.

Labor Day is Now Patlabor Day!

Posted in Anime, Uncategorized with tags on September 5, 2016 by Staff Writer

I am declaring that Labor Day is now Patlabor Day!

Here are my previous posts on the subject: tag “Patlabor.”

I’ll post some more ‘reference’ materials later today.

This story is fiction, but in ten years, who knows?

Mock OST by Me

Desho, Desho? Shirts, etc.

Posted in Anime, Design with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2016 by Staff Writer

Desho, Desho? at TeePublic

Desho? Shirts at Zazzle

NYPD Patlabor Shirts

Posted in Anime, Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2016 by Staff Writer

Taking a little creative license with this one. These are inspired by the circa 1989-90 NYPD patrol cars. I couldn’t think of what Americans might call a labor (aside from ‘giant police robot’ or something), so I stuck with the Japanese name; it might plausibly be a loanword, though it’s actually an English loanword / portmanteau. It’s come full circle!

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The text says: “Special Vehicles, Patlabor Squad, Officer Exchange Program.”

Available here: Law Enforcement Giant Robots!

Patlabor: AV-98 Ingram “Promo” Shirts

Posted in Anime, Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2016 by Staff Writer

I thought this might be amusing: mock promotional shirts for the Shinohara Heavy Industries AV-98 Ingram patrol labor. Note that the font is the same as the Patlabor title card, and at the same unusually severe angle. Available in white-on-black and black-on-white. I also threw in some blues, because that seems to be Shinohara’s corporate colors.

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This shirt is fiction, but in ten years, who knows?

Samurai Pizza Cats: Restaurant Sign

Posted in Anime, Design, Physical Object with tags , , , , , , on December 31, 2015 by Staff Writer

This is a replica of the sign on the building in Little Tokyo. This is a plural version (CATS). Note that the model sheets show a possessive version (CAT’S), and at least one painted background shows a singular version (CAT).

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Available here.

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