What's this? A NEW Circus Punk?!?! Yes, the Fresno company is back with a special 15" tall two-sided Circus Punk designed by KRK Ryden (signed and numbered by the artist). This is an edition of 25 pieces...all being sold on ebay for $65.00 (free US shipping).
Here's a company we haven't talked about in a little while...Circus Punks! I've been a fan of their stuff for a while now (I'd definitely lump them in there with the trendsetting designer companies).
They have released a limited edition (40 pieces) Thomas Han Circus Punk. It's 15" tall, signed and numbered and should retail around $60. For wholesale info, contact DKE Toys.
Check out these photos of the limited edition set of Planet of the Apes styled 15" Circus Punks that Jason Kochis designed. There were only 35 total sets produced. They are available for sale at the Circus Punks site and run $150 for the set.
As far as the two designs, I always dug punks that utilized both sides of the canvas, so that's why I created a separate back design. The front of this punk shows a Maori Male's facial tattoos called Ta Moko. The back panel is actually a decorative pattern they carved into their wooden oars.
The body fabric is different than traditional Circus Punks, and they are also using a new printing process. This is the second punk produced using sublimation printing, which is used as an option for artists who have designs that go beyond screen printing limitations.
The Maori Punk is an exclusive that was released at the Black Friday 13th at FlyOver Gallery in Madison, WI. It was released with two different fur options...the one above and one with black, brown and green fur. Joe said that there are only 3 left at FlyOver...so best of luck picking one up!
The folks in Madison, Wisconsin will have a chance to see what's shaping up to look like a great show...as well as being able to pick up an exclusive Maori Circus Punk designed by Joe Grady. FlyOver Gallery has picked up the entire run of the Maori Punk (available with 2 different fur options), so you'll have to pick one up from them. We'll be reviewing it later in the week, and will give you more details then.
A number of great artists will be displaying work at the show, so if you're in the area, you'll want to make an appearance.
Show runs: Friday, July 13th from 8PM until ???
127 East Mifflin St.
Squink's Chris Booker set word of their first attempt at customizing a few mini Circus Punks. Being the first time working on the blank Punks, he wasn't sure how it would turn out. Eye Up! and Bozzy definitely have a circus-like feel to them.
Robert, from Kung Fu Toys, was able to make it out to Pasadena and the Out of Vogue: Circus Punks custom show at Mixi-Bang. As you can tell from the photos, a number of folks attended the show's opening on December 2nd. Mark Ryden, Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Luke Chueh, Dave Burke, Huck G, Elmaz and many other amazing artists were on hand!
Circus Punks are the modern day incarnation of these nostalgic American tradition but with a twist: these Circus Punks are designed and customized by the hottest artists around. The Out of Vogue in LA show will feature artwork and handpainted Circus Punks from over 45 different artists. In addition to the custom Punks will be limited production 15” Circus Punks by Craola, Shag, tokidoki, Reuben Rude, Thomas Han & Bob Dob. Each one of the exclusives will be limited to 20 pieces each. To further bombard any CP fan, there will be plenty of hard to find Circus Punks production pieces as well as plenty of Circus Punks swag given away.
Line up early ‘cuz the first 100 people in line will receive raffle tickets with half being winners of Circus Punks bags filled with CP goodness.
December 2, 2006 7-10 pm
36 W. Colorado Blvd. #5
Pasadena, CA 90015
Melissa M. Levine is an artist, addicted to color, chaos, and creation. She finds inspiration in nature, mythology and magic. Melissa currently lives and works among the majestic redwoods on the northern coast of California with her husband and fellow artist, Relm Levine. Her NeverBlue custom is only available at Panik’s Toybox for $149.99.