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KAWS DOWN TIME Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Mar 18, 2013
If your upcoming schedule includes some much needed downtime, then pick up legendary artist KAWS’ latest book foray aptly titled DOWN TIME. Corny puns aside, this 112-page, Italian-made hardcover highlights the Brooklyn-based artist and the work he f...

OriginalFake KAWS 2013 Astro Boy Companion Grey

DesignComments ⋅ Mar 15, 2013
OriginalFake releases the Astro Boy Companion in Grey in collaboration with KAWS, who previously released his color interpretation of the iconic manga robot last year with both a figure and a T-shirt. Honoring the Osamu Tezuka-created character’...

OriginalFake x Peanuts Joe KAWS Tee

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 3, 2013
The latest apparel to sport a continued friendship between Japan’s OriginalFake and street-turned-gallery artist Joe KAWS, is the ‘SNOOPY & OriginalFake’ T-shirt. The graphic displays an ongoing collaboration with Peanuts, with...

OriginalFake KAWS Companion “Resting Place” Grey

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 22, 2013
Earlier this year KAWS announced that OriginalFake, the brand which existed as his more physical creative outlet, would produce its final season in 2013. Established in 2006, the brand was a joint venture between the artist, Medicom Toy and NEXUSVII....

UPDATE: OriginalFake KAWS Companion “Seated” Black Preview

DesignComments ⋅ Feb 12, 2013
Ahead of the brand’s impending closure comes a glimpse at what may end up being the final KAWS Companion release from OriginalFake. Dressed in a somber all-black motif similar to the recent “Resting Place” edition of the figure, the...

OriginalFake KAWS Companion “Resting Place” Black Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 2, 2013
A follow up to last year’s “Resting Place” companion, KAWS unveils a black version of his latest OriginalFake vinyl release. Few details are available at the moment, but according to KAWS, this new Medicom Toy-produced design will h...

OriginalFake 2013 Spring/Summer Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 19, 2013
Following plans to cease operations in 2013, Japanese streetwear label OriginalFake unveils its collection for Spring/Summer 2013, the final season before terminating in May. Featuring most of the classics we’ve come to expect, the line boasts...

OriginalFake to Close Down This Year

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 18, 2013
After seven successful years, OriginalFake has decided to close its doors. Graffiti legend/artist KAWS and brainchild behind the label announced the news on his official Instagram account, while thanking the WonderWall team for the interior store des...

OriginalFake KAWS Boba Fett Companion Tokyo Exclusive

DesignComments ⋅ Jan 12, 2013
Everyone’s favorite Mandalorian bounty hunter, Boba Fett, is the subject of the latest KAWS Companion release from OriginalFake. A Star Wars fan-favorite and hired by Darth Vader to hunt down the Millenium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back, Fet...

NOWNESS: KAWS Companion at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ArtsComments ⋅ Dec 14, 2012
NOWNESS released a profound, albeit short film documenting KAWS’ Companion at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The piece, which was directed by Jake Sumner, adds to the discussion of the effect KAWS’ character might have had on p...

Pharrell Williams Interviews KAWS & David Salle | Video

MusicComments ⋅ Nov 30, 2012
Cultural entrepreneur and all-round pop icon, Pharell Williams continues his intricate series of ARTST TLK – last episode saw Ben Mezrich and Andy Greenberg discuss the Illuminati and social media – which features special guests in their...

CBS Documents KAWS’ Companion Balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 27, 2012
KAWS, a name known in most circles as an influential graffiti artist, saw his credentials literally elevate as he designed the newest balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The artist was approached by a Macy’s executive earlier i...

Setting Up the KAWS Companion Balloon for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 23, 2012
After previewing the upcoming KAWS Companion balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade earlier in the week here, we can now show you images of the ballon being prepared for its maiden flight in New York City. Measuring an impressive 40 feet lo...

KAWS’s Companion Balloon for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade | Video

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 21, 2012
With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just around the corner, and prior news that KAWS would be participating with a Companion contribution, the artist recently sat down at his Brooklyn studio to talk about how the partnership first started....

KAWS “Imaginary Friends” Exhibition @ Galerie Perrotin Paris Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 4, 2012
A pairing that we’ve seen before, Galerie Perrotin has recently hosted another KAWS exhibition, this time aptly titled “Imaginary Friends.” Featured are a few familiar pieces that includes the Running Chum who also made an appearanc...