Now, I first heard of our lovable cow icon back in its multiply days(old school dude!). The concept is still fresh to me back then but too bad I wasn't able to get hold of the merchandise, well not until gallery night that is. :)
Sigwada gallery reminds me of the native cubao x ambiance minus the hipster feel.
Upon entering you'd be welcomed by Konoi's lovable cow plushy which is part of the registry requirement as you have to strike a pose that serves as a souvenir picture later.(pretty witty!)
An immediate glance and you'll notice the walls are filled with customized sets of BAKA's on cintra boards, even its origins as a comic entry back in 2008 is posted, revealing meneers old art style.(parang manga lang)
you'll have an instant connection with BAKA if your familiar with DIY toys, as it brings out the kid inside of you.
Overall the exhibit is pretty light, giving that much needed getaway from the heavy artsy norms.
Bottomline is you can see how something as simple as a hobby can evolve to something great and obviously BAKA made its way through the years.
On the merchandise topic, BAKA is back in bad ass black and will be in circulation on January 2012. The first sets however can only be pre-ordered on the exhibit or by contacting Meneer and yes, they retained the custom name tag which is one of the shirts signatures. :)
you can choose from four template designs namely default, nerdy, smiley and I forgot the other one.(darn it) Now, what are you waiting for?
BAKA magsisi kayo, pre-order na. Moo!