October, 2012

Hello Kitty, Hello Art! Book Release and Gallery Show

October 02 2012 . 03:37am

Hello Kitty, Hello Art!  – The Book

Hello Kitty, Hello Art! is a hardcover collectible book (9.5” x 11.5”) that is published by ABRAMS and features works of art inspired by Sanrio characters including the iconic Hello Kitty®as well as My Melody®, Keroppi®, Badtz-Maru®, Little Twin Stars®, and more. Inside its glossy cover, the book contains an impressive array of celebrated artists from around the globe, showcasing in both art and words the inspiring ways Hello Kitty and Sanrio have influenced both their work and personal lives. The book features over 200 color illustrations that infuse pop culture and street art, as well as a pull-out sheet of custom-designed tattoos. The book ($35) will be on sale at the event and on sanrio.com.


The art featured in this vibrant collector’s edition ranges from edgy to obscure to world-class adorable and everything in between. Hello Kitty, Hello Art! features artwork crafted using a variety of mediums including canvas, spray paint, watercolor and ink, aerosol and acrylic on wood, mixed media, oil on panel and silkscreen. While the artists featured in the book collaborated with Sanrio for Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary celebration in 2009 and Sanrio’s 50th anniversary in 2010, a few have been invited to create new interpretations of Sanrio characters to celebrate the book launch.

Book Release and Gallery Show

Sunday, October 14, 2012 / 1pm-6pm

Join Sanrio and featured artists from the book to celebrate the release of Hello Kitty, Hello Art! An afternoon of iconic art for Sanrio fans of all ages, Sunday’s agenda features a special artist signing event and specialty product releases set to the beat of DJs The Pastries. Limited-edition prints of specific pieces featured in the gallery show and book, as well as exclusive t-shirts from The Seventh Letter – the largest graffiti and street art collective in the world – will be available for sale. Guests are invited to have their book signed by Hello Kitty, Hello Art! artists who will be on-site to celebrate the book release with fans along with Sanrio’s ambassador of art Hello Kitty!


Sanrio fans and lovers of pop art alike will be treated to the newest collection of Sanrio-inspired works of art premiering at  Known Gallery for the special one day pop-up event. The event will feature over thirty new paintings by graffiti artist POSE, custom chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, a neon installation by RISK and new works by 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey and Simone Legno — all incorporating a rainbow of Sanrio characters.


In addition to the event, select limited edition prints and t-shirts from The Seventh Letter will be available for purchase on sanrio.com.



About Sanrio

Sanrio, best known for global icon Hello Kitty and home to many endearing characters including Chococat, My Melody, and Keroppi, is a worldwide lifestyle brand founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy — that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages.  For over 50 years, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique Sanrio products and experiences. Today, more than 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are available in over 70 countries and upwards of 12,000 U.S. locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 100 Sanrio boutiques. For more information, please visit www.sanrio.com and www.facebook.com/hellokitty.



Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS is the preeminent publisher of high quality art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, ABRAMS is the publisher of bestsellers such as the wildly popular The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney, the award-winning cookbooks of Alton Brown, and the stunning photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Earth from Above. ABRAMS publishes books in the areas of art, photography, cooking, interior design, craft, fashion, sports, pop culture, as well as children’s books and general interest. The company’s imprints include Abrams; Appleseed Books; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Stewart, Tabori & Chang; and STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books. www.abramsbooks.com


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REVOK and RIME are amazing!

October 02 2012 . 12:35am

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HELLO KITTY | HELLO ART! | Book release and gallery show October 14 at Known Gallery

October 01 2012 . 07:55pm

Join Sanrio at Known Gallery for the Hello Kitty Hello Art! book release and art pop-up event on Sunday, October 14th, from 1-6PM.  The gallery will feature a solo show by cover artist POSE, as well as new works from 64 Colors, Adam Wallacavage, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, RISK, Shepard Fairey, and Simone Legno. The book, new art, screen prints, and exclusive artist tees by The Seventh Letter will be available for purchase.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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