From: 40 Frames (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 13:43:24 PDT
On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 1:14 PM, Steve Polta <email suppressed> wrote:
> I was wondering that too. The funky J-K models (possessed by FAF and SFAI
> among others) were long said to be manufactured by a guy named Jako (sp?)
> who, it was said, lived in Oakland (like at SFAI they used to say, "I guess
> we need to call Jako.." whenever the thing was being weird.) The deal is...
> I got the impression that like many of his apparent ilk, this Jako was kind
> of hard to track/nail down most of the time and I get the sense that mayve
> he was no longer around (as in no longer available/in the biz). Does anyone
> know the whereabouts of Jako??
> At a screening q&a once at Cinematheque, circa 1999, Phil Solomon praised
> Jako: "He makes optical printers and surfboards...". I get the sense he
> (Jako) may have been some kind of long-haired Romanian surfer/hippy dude
> living in Oakland...
> Steve Polta
I think it's Jakko.
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