Art Hustle trading cards release

The latest series of “The Art Hustle” trading cards is out, series 3. The full roster is below .. I’m lucky enough to be in this go around. I’ll post pics of my cards when i get my copies in March .. in the meantime go out and buy them .. you might get original art cards or autographs 😉 check your favorite retailer …

web-TAH-Series-3-Box1web-TAH-Series-3-open-boxHere’s the info:

SERIES 3
In stores February, 2013! 
 The Cardhacks and SideKick Media are pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Art Hustle Series 3 trading cards! (Complete roster below and on www.thearthustle.com)
 Series 3 Highlights:
Over 110 Participating Artists & Personalities
Original Art/Sketch Cards
Signature Cards
Special Inserts produced exclusively for The Art Hustle Series 3:
   Jumbo Cards
   Artist Brush Cards
   Luke Chueh Stand-Ups
About The Art Hustle ®
The Art Hustle is a boutique trading card series featuring Contemporary Artists & Art. Uniquely presented on trading cards, this curated series is very much a collaborative effort with the participating artists.
Included in the classic wax packs are Artist Profile Cards and Art Cards; all with interesting facts on the backs that you don’t want to miss. Artist-customized cards have been randomly inserted into packs, so you have the chance to pull an actual original piece of artwork. Signature Cards and Special Inserts have also been included; All contributing to a fun and unique art-discovery experience.
Series 3 complete Roster: 
AIKO
TATSUHIKO AKASHI
ANGRYWOEBOTS
APAK!
AREK
GLENN BARR
GARY BASEMAN
BIG KEV’S GEEK STUFF
DAN BINA
BRANDON BIRD
BLObPUS
JEREMY BRAUTMAN
CHRISTIAN BREITKREUTZ
JON BURGERMAN
BONNIE BURTON
MORI CHACK
DREW CHRISTIE
TIM CONLON
COOKIES -N- CREAM
DAVE COOPER
cope2
MOLLY CRABAPPLE
CYCLE
DEFER
MICHAEL DELAHAUT
JESSE DeSTASIO
ERIC NOCELLA DIAZ
DIRTY DONNY
CHRIS DYER
TRISTAN EATON
eBoy
EINE
MICHAEL FLEMING
JASON FREENY
EMILIO GARCIA
ROGER GASTMAN
NICHOLAS GAZIN
TODD GOLDMAN
DAVE GONZALES
ROCKY GRIMES
GRIS GRIMLY
JOE HAHN
HARIKEN
HAZE XXL
DAVID HEALEY
OLIVER HIBERT
J✭RYU + babyvtec
MATT JONES
ERIC JOYNER
jonpaulkaiser
KEITHING
KET
JEREMIAH KETNER
CHIP KIDD
KiLL!
KING157
KMNDZ
KONATSU
LINDSEY KUHN
PETER KUPER
PATRICK LAM * MUNKY KING
JEFF LAMM
SIMONE LEGNO
LEV * TOY TOKYO
JONATHAN LeVINE
ANTHONY LISTER
lola
JIM MAHFOOD
RANDY MARTINEZ
MCA (EVIL DESIGN)
ELIZABETH McGRATH
METAL MAN ED
BRANDI MILNE
Мишка
JUNKO MIZUNO
BRENDAN MONROE
motorbot
MR. DEN
MARK NAGATA
KYMIA NAWABI
CALEB NEELON
NIAGARA
JARED NICKERSON
MACKIE OSBORNE
OsiRisORion
MATT PANUSKA
RITZY PERIWINKLE
LOU PIMENTEL
ROB REGER
RISK
JOHNNY RYAN
SERGEY SAFONOV
DAVE SAVAGE
SCREAMING SKY GALLERY
JASON SIU
SKWAK
WINSTON SMITH
SMK
STEVE TALKOWSKI
KEN TANAKA
GARY TAXALI
TENACIOUS TOYS
THINKSPACE GALLERY
VAN ARNO
DENISE VASQUEZ
VISEone
VOLTAIRE
SCOTT WILKOWSKI
THE WITNES AWR
CHET ZAR
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About toykarma

Over the years Mark Nagata has collected thousands of toys and a fair amount of titles. The man behind San Francisco-based Max Toy Company is widely known as: Toy Collector. Illustrator. Magazine Founder/Publisher. Toy Designer. Artist. Author. Husband. Father. But the one description that might fit best is an unofficial one – Kaiju Toy and Art Ambassador. In the Japanese-inspired art and toy area, as well as throughout the larger toy collecting community, Mark is welcomed and recognized for his personal passion and commitment to supporting artists all around the world and the unique works they create. Beginning as a collector in his youth, Mark has had for years a keen eye for great art and a personal interest in collecting that he has spread through a variety of outlets. Trained at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, Mark honed his skills working for himself and for some of the most notable businesses in the country. As a freelance commercial illustrator, he completed works for such prominent companies as Lucasfilms, DC Comics, Hasbro Toys, IBM, Sony, and numerous advertising and design firms, both national and international. Mark’s colorful style graces over 40 cover paintings for R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps book series – Give Yourself Goosebumps. After hundreds of assignments, Mark made the decision to move in another direction, and that choice has led to whole new career as a successful businessman. For four years, the owner of one of the largest Ultraman toy collections in the world co-published Super 7 Magazine showcasing the finest in Japanese toy collecting. “I’d been collecting Japanese toys all along and suddenly realized it would be cool to have a magazine of some type devoted to them,” Nagata says. Mark’s devotion to presenting collectors with a selection of original figures inspired by classic Japanese toys from the 1960s and ‘70s as well as new versions of licensed Japanese characters is at the heart of Max Toy Company. Named for his son, Max Toys specializes in custom and limited editions of “kaiju” (Japanese monsters) toys and artwork. Many of the original toys produced are hand painted by Mark, a tradition that goes back to Japanese toy makers of the past. “Since our target is the soft vinyl Japanese toy collector, which is a very small niche, our runs of toys can be extremely small,” Mark says. “Runs range from 500 pieces of one toy to just one for a hand-painted, one-of-a-kind custom figure.” Through Max Toys, Mark has taken great pains to widen the reach of his two passions – toys and art. He played a significant part in the development of the first group kaiju show in the United States. Held at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago, Illinois in 2007, the “Toy Karma” Show featured detailed work from artists from Japan, the U.S. and South America. Participants marveled at the custom-painted toys and art on display. “Toy Karma” led to Mark being asked to be one of the artists spotlighted in the “Beyond Ultraman: Seven Artists Explore the Vinyl Frontier” exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. The October 2007 show, held jointly with the Los Angeles Toy, Doll and Amusement Museum, marked the first time – in a museum setting – that the influence of Japanese toys on California artists was explored. The exhibit featured more than 30 of Mark’s original paintings, toys and a selection of his vintage toy collection. Mark continued to be at the forefront as interest in Japanese-inspired art and toys expanded in 2008. Prestigious art houses Philips De Pury and Christie’s in New York and London sold Mark’s hand-painted custom kaiju toys in its auctions, spreading this unique art and toy movement into new and uncharted areas of the art world. In 2009, Mark once again took his love of toys and art overseas this time to a receptive and welcoming audience in Tokyo, Japan. Here, Mark curated the “Kaiju Comrades” Art Show, once again bringing together artists from various aspects of the kaiju toy realm in this first-of-its-kind toy art show. The following year found Mark in Barcelona, Spain co-curating with Emilio Garcia “Kaiju Attack,” the European country’s first kaiju art show. As the growth of kaiju art and toys increases worldwide, Mark continues in his unofficial role of Kaiju Toy and Art Ambassador. He has written and had his artwork and toy designs included in several books and magazines, both domestic and international. In 2010, Mark served as guest lecturer on kaiju and the toy-making process at the Morikami Museum in Florida. The San Francisco resident and his art can also be spotted in the first volume of the “ToyPunks” DVD and the “Toys R Us” DVD, while the video for the number one song by Owl City “Fireflies” featured Mark’s popular Kaiju Eyezon character. During this same time period, Mark has spearheaded the “Toy Karma 2” and “Kaiju Comrades 2” shows and has plans for future shows both in the U.S. and overseas. “Max Toys allows me to produce original artwork, new toys and work directly with a lot of talented artists,” Mark says. “Max Toy is a synthesis of toys and art, both life-long passions.”
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