November 09, 2018
Staring up in 1995 making wallets for his friends so that they could all have something fresh to wear, Paul Frank is known for his simple, adorable characters and is now bringing his fun design onto a Dunny! Inspired by a sock monkey his grandmother has mad when he was a child, Paul enjoyed the idea of such creativity that made people smile.
“Julius is like the center of a flower and his friends are the petals. He is the voice of reason, the rock that all of his friends can lean on. He is everyone’s friend. Besides being an all-around good guy, he can be anything! Firefighter, doctor, lounge singer, hot dog vendor, burger flipper, pancake maker, lawyer, astronaut, whatever the job calls for, Julius is your man….errr monkey.”
What are you currently working on in the Art World?
It’s a strange time as we are working to sell the Paul Frank brand and instead I am focusing my time and energy to my new brand in music!
Did you always want to be an artist?
Well, it started out as just wanting to do something cool, something different. I developed an interest in wanting to be an artist when I asked my mom for a sewing machine and figured that with my success with wallets and my fun with music, art was next and I was off to art school. I have always considered myself more of a designer than an artist though. I enjoy making figures, phones etc and the art is the decoration.
What message/advice do you have for artists?
Don’t follow one thing to much, Make it you.
What does Designer Con mean to you/why do you go?
I see it as a place where like minded/creative people come together who have an interest in the things that I do. It’s a perfect fit!
What does Kidrobot mean to you?
I always enjoyed seeing the stores. When I was there it reminded me of my love for Japanese stores and designs and that was always cool.
What has art done for you as a person?
I know it sounds generic but it gave me the ability to express myself. Art was a place where I could show my creativity and be accepted for it because other people liked it too. I have always wanted to bring something to the community that stirred the mind or made someone smile. You know when you put on that one pair of fancy shoes? That pair of shoes that make you feel extra special that day, I wanted to create that for people.
What are three things that fans don’t know about you or your art?
Celebrate art and creativity with the new Kidrobot Designer Con Dunny Mini Series available at the DCON booth #2010 and online at www.Kidrobot.com on Friday, November 16th at 10am MST.
June 28, 2021
In bold Racing Red, this premium piece of lifestyle apparel features embroidered patch details, checkerboard racing flag trim, zip front, and extra cute back graphics. Flip up the collar for a little extra Kidrobot style! With one inner and two outer pockets to stash all your gear. Faux leather jacket is fully lined in woven polyester. Comes in women’s sizes S - 2XL.
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June 18, 2021
Kidrobot’s newest collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation drops today at 10am MT! We’ve made just TWENTY carefully crafted 20-inch Dunny sculptures in honor of the iconic artist’s “Hamburger” artwork. Part of a 1985 series called Ads and Illustrations, Warhol’s … Continued
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May 18, 2021
The new ROTO-PHUNNY collection brings a mixed-media sensibility to the Kidrobot PHUNNY plush line. The premium materials and silly squeezability of PHUNNY collide with fresh rotocast elements to form ROTO-PHUNNY.
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