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Natural Path


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Michigan Medicine Wheel

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Check out this textured medicine wheel design created by a student at Southwestern Michigan College.

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Mockups Portland Lolita

Lolita is a 12 year old student from Portland- and a self-confessed “glitterholic.”  She used fabric dye, which is easily smeared on Mockups smooth vinyl surface, to create cool fades and the illusion of texture, before adding her line art …

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Color Swapped Killer Whale

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Anthony, a 14 year old student from Portland, used Shapie, fabric dye markers, acrylic paint and Sculpey to knock out these Mockups in just a few hours.

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Dragon Energy


Liang J, a 25 years old Malaysian artist who goes by the name of “3 Pairs,” uses his Mockups art toys as 3D templates to work out his custom shoe designs. When he’s done, he erases the design and starts …

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Creative Knowledge

Mockups art toy by Jorge Castillo

Jorge used acrylic paints, oil paints, airbursh and digital stars to create these Mockups featuring Albert Einstein. He was inspired by his desire to “understand the most (he) can about art while exploring both hemispheres of my brain – (his) …

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Mockups-designed custom shoe at

Louie Gong at Juxtapoz

In 2011 these “Hard Knocks Wolf” custom shoes by Louie Gong were featured at in association with the Vans Custom Culture arts program.  They were among the very first custom shoes that Mockups creator, Louie Gong, designed using Mockups …

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Mockups creator on “Most Inspirational” list

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Louie Gong, the founder of Eighth Generation and the creator of Mockups, was recently named to Native Max Magazine’s list of “Top 10 Most Inspirational Natives: Past and Present.”  The list also included icons like Wavoca, Maria Tall Chief, and Leslie Marmon Silko.  Here’s an …

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Smithsonian’s NMAI features Mockups art toy


On Saturday, December 8 guest artist from around the country converged on the National Museum of the American Indian’s grand Potomic room for “Design Yourself: IAMNMAI,” an event featuring Louie Gong (Nooksack/Chinese/Scottish/French), a Seattle-based educator and artist, and his newly-released customizable art …

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Mockups Art Toy by Sondra

Sonda drew on her experience as a magazine layout designer to create this Mockup.  The head and scarf, which were last minute after-thoughts, really make this piece look complete and reminds us of the iconic image of Snoopy flying his …

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