About Shin

Shin Tanaka Shin Tanaka is a Japanese graffiti artist and originator of the “custom paper toy project.” On his website, he provides free, limited-edition, printable templates for paper toys that anyone can build and customize. Tanaka has inspired many others to make similar paper toy projects, but his works are unique with their elegant lines and dominating presence. He has taken part in over 500 collaborations and partnerships with artists and brands around the world.

  Apr. 2005 - Paper sneakers were released
shin tanaka paper sneakers in nike Aug. 2005 - Paper sneakers in NIKE Design Library (Portland, Oregon,  US)
shin tanaka t-boy Sep. 2005 - Paper figure "T-BOY" was released
  Oct. 2005 - Paper sneaker "BASQUIAT" (RBK/dpmih)
Shin Tanaka- T-Boy show in portland Feb. 2006 - T-BOY SHOW in Portland, Oregon
Shin Tanaka - Spiky Feb. 2006 - Paper figure "SPIKY" was released
Feb. 2006 - Paper sneaker "Ventilator" (REEBOK) for NY FASHION WEEK
Feb. 2006 - Toy customize for nanospore in NYC
Mar. 2006 - adicolor customize for adidas taiwan
Apr. 2006 - Compound concoction in Guestroom gallery
Jul. 2006 - Toy custom for SUG SHOW (UNKLBRANDS)
Aug. 2006 - The WALLMAN custom show in Hawaii
Sep. 2006 - PAPER TOY EXHIBITION: KAMI ZOO in Berlin
  Mar. 2007 - INKTHIS 2 in UK
Aug. 2007 - ROCK PAPER SNEAKERS -the paper art exhibition of SHIN  TANAKA in association with NIKE
Feb. 2008 - PAPER TOY LIVE in KENNEDY CENTER - HYPE CULTURE JAPAN









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