Posts Tagged ‘Philip Lumbang’

Awesome Bear Vinyl Figure

Sunday, August 11th, 2013


Philip Lumbang’s Awesome Bear has finally made it into a vinyl production figure and mph has it available for you to purchase! We’ve been longtime supporters of Philip’s work at mph, holding The New Adventures of Awesome Bear back in March, where we took a further look into the depths of this character’s world. Early on in his work as an artist, Philip’s bears were used to channel the noise, traffic and bad habits he found in LA, but over time, his bears shifted from rude to charming and served as a counter to the world’s problems. And we’ve all grown to love that bear’s charming smile.

It’s about time we saw this as a toy; Back in January of 2012, I posted about characters I wanted to see as production toys and Philip’s Awesome Bear ranked at the top! Produced by Dragatomi and sculpted by Walter “Chauskoskis” Jacott, this figure stands 6″ tall and features 2 points of articulation. Limited edition of 300 and available for $49.99 here. Ships the week of Aug. 12 (hey, that’s tomorrow!).

Want more on Philip? Click here to see inside of his studio space.

Hanna-Barbarians Sneak Peek: Philip Lumbang

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Philip Lumbang, who just completed his solo show at mph, entitled The New Adventures of Awesome Bear, will also be participating in our upcoming group show, Hanna-Barbarians. Phil has taken his Awesome Bear character and merged him with Yogi Bear in this piece “Park Life”. Click here for a look inside Philip’s studio.


Philip Lumbang’s OBEAR Print

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013


Philip Lumbang, whose first solo show, The New Adventures of Awesome Bear, is currently on view at mph, is releasing a new print, with the look of a familiar Giant’s propaganda-style poster. In addition to the print seen above, there will also be a run of 10 surprise hand-painted prints, each different from the other. The print will be released this Thursday, March 28, in a run of 33. Each giclée print is 18″ x 24″, signed and numbered and printed on Avon brilliant white paper.

Don’t forget to check out Philip’s work available at mph in store and online.

From the artist about the release:

A new propaganda campaign is upon us! Our panda friend is on a mission to open minds and free hearts. So rise up and break the chains of sad faces and high speed chases. The message is to unite through happy thoughts and blue skies. Happiness is the new black and being angry is whack, let us fight for the right to HUG LIFE.


Limited Release of 33 Prints (above)obear2Mystery Hand Painted Print, Limited to 10

The New Adventures of Awesome Bear Opening Recap

Monday, March 18th, 2013

This past Friday, March 15, we celebrated the opening of Philip Lumbang’s first solo show, The New Adventures of Awesome Bear at mph. The show allowed the public a glimpse into the world of Philip’s most recognizable character, Awesome Bear. Philip and his family traveled from the west coast to attend the opening, and as an added bonus, he painted our front facade. A huge thank you to Philip and to everyone who came out to the well-attended opening! The show will run until April 14 and artwork can also be purchased online. See more images from the night on our Flickr page.



lumbang3Philip’s handiwork on the outside of mph




lumbang12Awesome Goblin

lumbang11Awesome Bear in 3D

lumbang7The many faces of Awesome Bear


lumbang10The artist

The New Adventures of Awesome Bear – Philip Lumbang – Sneak Peek #3

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

This Friday, March 15 (from 6 – 9pm) is the opening of Philip Lumbang’s solo show, The New Adventures of Awesome Bear at mph. Here is sneak peek #3 – the final peek! See you on Friday!




OH and I might have forgotten to mention BUT — As an added bonus to Friday night’s festivities, Philip has arrived in NYC and will be attending the opening!

philip4 Phillip at mph

philip6Work laid out at mph




The New Adventures of Awesome Bear
New works by Philip Lumbang
Opening night Friday, March 15
6:00PM – 9:00PM
Exhibition runs until April 14

210 Forsyth St.
Lower East Side
New York