Just got back from our big “Son of a Gun” party at Cafe Pause, and yes, I’m still sort of drunk, but I just want to thank everyone who came and helped make the event such a successful one. The place was full pretty much from start to finish, and it was so great to finally match some faces with names that have popped up in various comment threads on this site (you know who you are). Again, thank you all for the support, and here’s already looking forward to more events in this little part of town I call home (i.e. Ikebukuro).
Craig Mod of Chin Music Press has started his series chronicling the design of the publisher’s next release, DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO MISS NEW ORLEANS. Here are direct links to the first three entries.
Also, if you’d like to find out more about the design process, Craig should be at our “Son of a Gun” party tomorrow night at Cafe Pause — how’s that for a plug!
As promised, here are a bunch of pics from the opening day of the Mamma Gun event at Cafe Pause. The image included in this post is a collage, and you can view all of these pics full-sized in the following Flickr set. We’re very happy with the way things are going, and can’t wait for the party on Saturday!
The Mamma Gun event at Cafe Pause starts today! I have to say, the place looks great, and I can’t wait to hear what people think of the whole thing. I will try to post some pics today. The image included in this post is of the new sign you’ll see outside of the cafe.
Also, we got the t-shirts yesterday night, so I’ll be shipping out the rest of the orders today or tomorrow morning (and warning, some colors — especially the red M size — are already close to selling out, so order quickly if you want one). I’ll be wearing mine today, so if you spot someone at the design events sporting the Mamma Gun logo, then that’s probably me.
Update: All orders were sent out this morning.
I couldn’t really let a day pass by without any mention of Mamma Gun, so I offer this pic of the main man behind the whole thing, Jesper Larsson, taken 2 days ago for a magazine article. He arrives in Tokyo today, and I’m sure my world is going to get turned upside down.
Oh, and thank you for all the orders I’ve already received for t-shirts and Snapazoos! It’s nice to see that there’s an actual interest for these things.
I went to my first Pecha Kucha Night at SuperDeluxe earlier tonight, and had a great time. I’ve never attended because I only get back home around 9 on Wednesdays, and with the event always starting at 7:30-8, I never figured it was worth going. But I had to meet some people about an article, and found out that it ends up going until around 11. Noriko Honma, one of main people behind Swedish Style, gave a presentation, and it was nice to see a slide on our Mamma Gun event and the Snapazoo. Also, I was surprised to learn during the Klein Dytham presentation (they actually organize the whole thing) that the new Uniqlo flagship store in Ginza is by them! The pics actually made me want to have a look inside (honestly, I haven’t been to a Uniqlo shop in ages — but today’s mention by Yuki on her site that they’re producing clothing with airline branding also got me wanting to check out one of their stores again).
So yeah, Pecha Kucha, great stuff, and I’m already looking forward to the next edition (even if I have to miss the first half). Actually, they have tons of interesting events happening next week also, including special Pecha Kucha nights, and celebrations for the bar’s 3rd year anniversary (have a look at the schedule). I imagine that me and Jesper will end up there a bunch of times…
I promised the other day that I would give more details on how to order Mamma Gun t-shirts and Swedish Style Snapazoos, and so here goes. The Snapazoos (for more info on the Snapazoos, visit the official Laughtoys website) came in today, so are now available. They go for 1680 yen, and are yellow/blue (not like the ones pictured in this post). The Mamma Gun t-shirts, in low quantities, will be available around November 1, and will go for 2000 yen. T-shirts are by Anvil, and will come in the following 5 sizes, with appropriate colored lettering (on white):
- Kid’s L — blue or black
- S — yellow or black
- M — red or black
- L — black only
- XL — green or black
Here are shipping costs (including packaging), first for t-shirt only:
- North America — 700 yen
- Europe — 700 yen
- Japan — 500 yen
For the Swedish Style Snapazoo only:
- North America — 550 yen
- Europe — 550 yen
- Japan — 350 yen
And if you want to order both a t-shirt and Snapazoo together (which is of course the best deal):
- North America — 800 yen
- Europe — 800 yen
- Japan — 500 yen
Payment is accepted through PayPal in Japanese funds (PayPal takes care of converting, so don’t worry about it), and you can do so by clicking on the PayPal icon that you’ll find at the bottom of the sidebar on the right (if you have a problem with the direct link, make the payment to “email@example.com”). In Japan, payment by furikomi is fine also — email me for account info.
Items, upon availability, should be sent out within 1 business day. Like I said, the Snapazoos are available now, and the t-shirts will be ready in about a week. If you want to be sure to get a tee (remember, low quantities), I would suggest ordering one as soon as possible, as this will reserve it for you.
In case you’re wondering what all of this means in terms of US dollars, at today’s exchange rate (05/10/25), a tee would be around $17.50, a Snapazoo around $14.60, and 500 yen is around $4.35.
Update: T-shirts and Snapazoos are no longer being sold.