Irikanji Launch & Taipei Toy Festival - Press Release

 

Irikanji Press Release September 2017

Over the past two decades, Australian street artist Facter has created a world of fantastical creatures inhabiting a far future, post-singularity apocalyptic realm called "The Known". These creatures, known as Irikanji, are the result of years of creating illustrations and sharing them as colourful murals on the walls of cities across the world. 

Transforming his street art and illustrations into hand made sculpted beings, the Irikanji are physical manifestations of the many inhabitants that reside within his imagination. 

Facter will be releasing the first limited editions of Irikanji at booth A19 at the Taipei Toy Festival in October 2017, where he is looking forward to introducing toy lovers and new collectors to his futuristic universe.

http://www.irikanji.com
http://www.facebook.com/facter 
instagram @facter

 Traditional Chinese Release (DOC) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_8GlvYb2mMhRASMaCruLsGymOzRVvOgc96AYXRPoghI/edit

English Release (DOC) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yq3pZNPfHUl8EBBHtQ9wmKTV1QMhH7nhvfASOE2PFf4/edit

 

The Known

The Known is a futuristic, post-apocalyptic realm in which nanotechnology has transformed organic life forever, and altered its place in our solar system. Set against the backdrop of a failed emergent singularity event in which the Axiate, a rogue AI entity, seized control over both the computational and physical matter of the world, The Known is a place of wonderous and surreal vistas.

In this chaotic and surrealistic realm, vast fields of nanotechnology known as Tehgu spiral out from our world into the depths, creating islands across the skies of space. Living across these habitats are new denizens of flora and fauna - highly evolved and mutated organisms, both biological and mechanical, that have filled every ecological niche possible in the new world. 

These are the Irikanji, and this is their time.

 

Joeji

The Joeji come in more varieties than any other Irikanji, and no two are the same. They are highly susceptible to Endopolygeny, in which they reproduce at a high rate into many different forms by budding off into different individuals. These often result in a variety of pseudo-calves and varieties based on the Joeji form - the Vikanji is one example of this. Their temperament varies - they can be happy and joyful or mad and aggressive - with a Joeji, you never quite know what you’ll get.

Joeji will be available in a variety of 50 limited pieces. Each Joeji is a unique piece, with different colorways and detailing - no two are the same!

 

Price: $70 AUD / US$55 / NT$1700
Height:8.5cm (3.3”)

Hand cast, painted and detailed resin. Toys boxed.







Kanjiroo

Living across the vast Tehgu fields that join the various realms of The Known, the Kanjiroo are placid and joyful creatures. Found in small herded enclaves, these semi evolved kangaroos were miniaturised during their initial vitiation, and left with many of their forbearers characteristics. They are counted as one of the most peaceful of all the Irikanji, but are also very boisterous in nature.

Kanjiroo will be available in a variety of 20 limited pieces, with unique colorways.

Price: AUD $32 / US$ 25 / NT$750
Height:5.5cm (2.2”)

Hand cast, painted and detailed resin. All toys boxed.



Bomji

One of the more placid of the Irikanji, this shy beast lives amongst the smaller islands across Tehgu-space. A water loving creature, it can often be found peering above the shallow ponds in quiet forests. The Bomji are often sought out for their companionship, but their rudimentary humor can quite easily be misunderstood as insults if one is not accustomed to their nature.

Bomji are available in a variety of 25 limited pieces, with unique colorways.

Price: AUD $95 / US$75 / NT$2300
Height:11cm (4.3”)

Hand cast, painted and detailed resin. All toys boxed.



Vikanji

A pseudo-clave mate of the Joeji, the Vikanji vitiated from its sibling and evolved several attributes for defensive purposes. Appearances can be deceiving, however, as the aggressive looks of the Vikanji belies a quiet and kindly demeanor. As such, the Vikanji is one of the friendliest of all Irikanji - once you get to know them.

Vikanji are available in a variety of 30 limited pieces. Each is a unique piece with different colorways.

Price: AUD $75 / US$60 / NT$1700
Height:9cm (3.5”)

Hand cast, painted and detailed resin. All toys boxed.



Minji

The Minji are clave-mate vitiations of the Bomji, and can often be found in the same habitats. Whereas the Bomji don’t like to wander far from the lakes on their Tehgu-islands, and are too shy to relate to strangers, the Minji are the exact opposite. Enthusiastic, energetic and often mischievous in their naivety, they seek out new adventure and new friends at every possible opportunity.

Minji are available in a variety of 30 limited pieces in unique colorways.

Price: AUD $45 / US$ 35/ NT$ 1050
Height:7.5cm (2.9”)

Hand cast, painted and detailed resin. All toys boxed.






Irikanji Artist Series Customs

Alongside the various types of Irikanji, a range of customised pieces will be made available as an artist series. Created by prominent Melbourne Street Artists and curated by Facter, each customised Irikanji features a one-off design specifically created for Taipei Toy Festival 2017 and will be released over the four days of the festival.

Featured Melbourne Street artists include: Ohnoes (@_ohnoes), Crisis (@worldincrisis), Unwell Bunny (@unwellbunny), Ruskidd (@ruskidd), ADi (@adibrierleyart), MIT (@mitchwalder), DNart (@d_nart), Julia Both (@artofboth), Tinkysonntag (@tinkysonntag), Keo Match (@keomatch), Conrad Bizjak (Conrad_bizjak), Junky Projects (@junkyprojects), S701a (@jaaameswilson), Pimpisa Tinpalit (@pimpisatinpalit), GT Sewell (@gtsewell), Ben Frost (@benfrostisdead), Kenz (@kenz), Jack Douglas (@jacklesdouglas), Frosk (@frosk_one) and more ..

 

Prices vary.

 

Huge thanks to @redwoodpress and Arterior for all their help, and to @jameswilson for all his time. @p1xels for her awesome workshop photos. Massive thanks for the boxes that were produced by the amazing @norwoodcommercial  - those guys are the absolute best! With incredible design assistance and unwavering support  from @aunsemble 



 

Irikanji - 新聞稿 - 2017

 

在過去的二十年中,澳大利亞街頭藝術家Facter創造了一個棲息于遙遠未來世界的幻想生物,被後奇異啟示錄命名為“The Known”。這些生物被稱為Irikanji,是多年來插圖創造,並將其作為豐富多彩的壁畫分享於世界各地城市牆壁的成果。

將他的街頭藝術和插圖轉化成手工雕刻生物,Irikanji 是其想像中的眾多生物的一種物理表現。

Facter將於2017年10月在臺北玩具節中發行第一批有限版本,在此期間他將期待著向玩具愛好者和新收藏家介紹他的未來宇宙。

 

http://www.irikanji.com

http://www.facebook.com/facter 

instagram @facter

媒體照片 - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9VR-6kioJOJbUQ4SzRzZ2V6d0E



The Known

The Known是一個未來派,後啟示錄領域,在此納米技術永遠地改變了有機生命,並改變了它在我們太陽系中的地位。以突發的奇異事件為背景,其中Axiate,一個流氓AI團體,控制了世界的計算和物理事物,The Known是一個奇妙並具有超現實遠景的地方。

 

在這個混沌和超現實的境界中,在這個被稱為Tehgu的納米技術廣闊原野中,從我們的世界旋轉到空間深處,在空間的天空中創造島嶼。生活在這些棲息地中的是植物和動物群的新居民 -   高度演變和突變的生物及機械生物已經在新世界中填補了每一個生態位。

這些是Irikanji,而現在是它們的昌盛時刻。

Joeji

Joeji的到來,帶來了勝於Irikanji的更多物種,而且沒有重複的兩種物種。它們極易受到內分泌遺傳病的影響,它們通過萌芽成不同的個體及高速繁殖形成多種不同形式。它們通常基於Joeji形成各種亞種 - Vikanji是其中的一個例子。它們的氣質各不相同 -它們可以感受到快樂和愉悅,或瘋狂和憤怒 – 借助Joeji,你永遠不知道會得到什麼。

Joeji提供各種有限物種。每個Joeji均為一個獨特物種,它們具有不同的顏色和細節 – 沒有兩個相同的個體!

 

價格:US$55 / NT$1700

高度: 8.5cm (3.3”)
手鑄,塗漆和詳細樹脂。所有玩具在盒子裡


Kanjiroo

居住在巨大的Tehgu領域,加入The Known的各個國度,Kanjiroo是一種平靜而快樂的生物。可找尋於微小的飛地中,這些半演化的袋鼠在其初始階段被小型化,並遺留下其祖先的許多特徵,在所有Irikanji中,它們被認為是最和平的物種之一,但也具有喧鬧的天性。

 

Kanjiroo提供各種有限物種,其具有獨特的顏色

價格:US$ 25 / NT$750

高度: 5.5cm (2.2”)

手鑄,塗漆和詳細樹脂。所有玩具在盒子裡



Bomji

 

Irikanji中比較平和的物種之一,這個靦腆的野獸居住在Tehgu的小島之間。它是一種愛水的生物,經常在寧靜森林的池塘中漠視著遠方。Bomji不斷地尋找著自己的夥伴,但是如果你不瞭解它的習性,則會將它的幽默感誤解為侮辱。

 

Bomji提供各種有限物種,其具有獨特的顏色

價格:US$75 / NT$2300

高度: 11cm (4.3”)
手鑄,塗漆和詳細樹脂。所有玩具在盒子裡

Vikanji

 

Joeji的一個子族,Vikanji從兄弟姐妹中脫穎而出,並因防禦目的而演化了多種特徵。  然而,外表可能會給人帶來假像,因為在Vikanji的侵略性外表之下暗藏著一種安靜和善良的態度。因此,在Irikanji中,Vikanji是最友好的物種之一,如果你能進一步地瞭解它們。

 

Vikanji提供各種有限物種,其具有獨特的顏色

價格:US$60 / NT$1700

高度: 9cm (3.5”)
手鑄,塗漆和詳細樹脂。所有玩具在盒子裡



Minji

Minji是Bomji的夥伴突變,經常可以在相同的棲息地中找到它們。Bomji不喜歡遠離Tehgu島的湖泊,因為太過於害羞,因此無法與陌生人交往,而Minji則完全相反。它們熱情、精力充沛、天真且喜歡惡作劇,它們會在一切可能的機會中尋求新的冒險和朋友。

Minji提供各種有限物種,其具有獨特的顏色

價格:US$ 35/ NT$ 1050

高度: 7.5cm (2.9”)
手鑄,塗漆和詳細樹脂。所有玩具在盒子裡





Irikanji藝術家系列

除了各種類型的Irikanji,還將提供一批作為藝術家系列的定制作品。由著名的墨爾本街頭藝術家創作,並由Facter策劃,每個定制的Irikanji均配有專為2017年臺北玩具節設計的一次性設計,並將在節日的四天活動中推出。

 

特色墨爾本街頭藝人包括:Ohnoes (@_ohnoes), Crisis (@worldincrisis), Unwell Bunny (@unwellbunny), Ruskidd (@ruskidd), ADi (@adibrierleyart), MIT (@mitchwalder), DNart (@d_nart), Julia Both (@artofboth), Tinkysonntag (@tinkysonntag), Keo Match (@keomatch), Conrad Bizjak (Conrad_bizjak), Junky Projects (@junkyprojects), S701a, Pimpisa Tinpalit (@pimpisatinpalit), GT Sewell (@gtsewell), Ben Frost (@benfrostisdead), Kenz (@kenz), Jack Douglas (@jacklesdouglas)

價格不一。