Hello Kitty's weight is equal to Three Apples!
I went to the Meet the Artist reception for the Three Apples art exhibit at Royal-T Cafe and it was way cool!
I decided to get there a little early in the afternoon since events were scheduled throughout the whole day. I wanted to avoid having to line up to get in later that night. Fortunately, one of the artist, Angry Woebot, was already well on his way in his live painting session. I even watched Peekabo Monster put the last touches on his painting. It was amazing to watch Camilla d'Errico start a piece and finish it live. She is so precise with her brush strokes... I was incredibly impressed by her process! She didn't even make one mistake- and if she did, she hid it really well. I was pretty inspired by the end of the night by all the creativity. Close to the end of the night, they brought out a final canvas where all the artists made a mark. Mostly doodles, but still cool to have a single canvas with so many different artists (such as Gary Basseman!) creating graffiti on it.
The line to the Sanrio store inside the cafe was tremendous. There was also a long line for screen printing your own Hello Kitty shirts with designs from the artists. I didn't have the patience to get in line for it so I passed up on getting a Lady Gaga Hello Kitty shirt, unfortunately! Ha!
The exhibit was constantly full of people and more streamed in as the night went on. My friends, the girls of Bubble Punch
kept me company on and off in between their work duties. They will be hosting the Hello Kitty Goth Party this Friday the 13th! It's going to be amazing and fun.
The enthusiasm for Hello Kitty has been tremendous.
It's fun to look at the vintage merchandise on display and hear girls exclaiming: "I used to have that!"
It made me realize how Sanrio really has been a part of people's childhood then and even now. She is a simple icon that each generation seem to relate to, no matter how much she has aged. Good job, Hello Kitty! Here's to another 35 years!
More photos at my Meet the Artists flickr set!
Labels: art, bubblepunch, event, hello kitty, royal-t, sanrio, three apples
Three Apples : Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty!
Sanrio celebrates Hello Kitty's 35th birthday with an ongoing celebration centralized around Royal-T Cafe in Culver City, California. Several parties are going on throughout the rest of this month and next month; check their website
for the schedule and details!
Last night, thanks to the ladies of Bubble Punch
, I got to attend the opening VIP party! The night didn't start off too well as we stood in line for almost over an hour, waiting to be allowed inside. They had invited too many people and the fire marshals declared the venue at over capacity. They had to stop letting people in...! Fortunately, our heroine, Steph came to our rescue and we were able to go in earlier than we had imagined!
The wait was completely worth it, to be honest. Not only was Royal-T decked to the bones with Hello Kitty decorations and paraphernalia, the crowd was awesome, amazing artwork, great music, free food, and... OPEN BAR, BABY! There was also a bit of a celebrity hubbub at the event (attendees included Paris Hilton, Kimora Lee Simmons, Dave Navarro, Yoshiki from X Japan etc.), but personally... I was too busy loving on all the Hello Kitty toys and merchandise...!!! My inner-twelve years old was in heaven!!! There was even a trailer home with a Hello Kitty theme; including a soft, pink, fluffy bed!
Labels: event, hello kitty, sanrio
A B O U T - U S
We are self-proclaimed girl-GEEKS who needed a place to write about it! We don't really do anything special with our lives, but we do enjoy the occasional comic book or fantasy film. Also, the occasional pie. With ice cream. Yeah. Ice cream.
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