Sweet Tooth: Super Sweet Group Show Report

Last Saturday, Munky King was the place to be. Their opening reception for Crowded Teeth’s ‘Super Sweet Group Show’ was poppin’.

Sweet Streets, in collaboration with Crowded Teeth curated an amazing group show with artists such as: Luke Chueh, Eimi, Miso, Martin Hsu, NICO, Mizna Wada, Angry Woebots, among many talented artists.

All of the art was inspired by the works of Crowded Teeth. Of course, we had a little hand in pushing the magic into the world wide web.

The show was a collection of coloful, magical, and cute that only Crowded Teeth could inspire.

We don’t know what was the best part, the art, the magical Crowded Teeth Cupcakes, or the awesome food from Lomo Arigato!

photo by Shannon Cottrell

We do however, want to thank everyone who came out to support this amazing show, and a big thanks to Saporro, who sponsored the event.

If you’re interested in seeing more of the art, the show is running at Munky King until September 7, 2011. So what are you waiting for? Get your booties down there.

If you’re unable to make it, but want to purchase some of the gorgeous artwork, it is all available on the Munky King website.

Thanks again everyone for supporting the show, and we hope to see you at the next event!

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LAWEEKLY.com Slide Show by Shannon Cottrell

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A Super Sweet Group Show!

Munky King & SWEET STREETS, with the help of Bubble Punch are inviting you to a  ‘A super sweet group show inspired by the fanciful world of Crowded Teeth.

So sweet, they make your teeth hurt, the Crowded Teeth characters are everything from pirate ghosts, toaster ovens, to animal friends who love adventure! Crowded Teeth transforms Munky King gallery into a new level of cavity induced awesome, August 20 – September 7, 2011.

Eimi x Microu

Bubble Punch is lending a helping hand, by helping our friends at Munky King and Sweet Streets through a whimsical opening reception on August 20th, 7pm – 10pm at the Munky King store! So mark it down on your calendars!

DJ Colby.1 will be spinning some awesome tunes, and we’ll be graced by the deliciousness of Lomo Arigato.

Curious about the show?
You can see some previews of the artwork via the facebook page! http://on.fb.me/nZT6Cn

Karen Hsiao (Miso)

So RSVP at the facebook event page!

And we’ll see you there for some sweet times.

Black in White and Red All Over

Earlier this month, we helped Munky King release the newest creation by renown artist, Luke Chueh.  “Black in White and Red All Over” was not only hugely successful for Munky King and Luke Chueh, but we were amazed at the level of dedication of Luke’s fans!!

The staff at Munky King got up bright and early on October 2, 2010 to decorate their store and gallery space with art and knives. Not to be out done, we showed up to help break a sweat. From blood stains, to knives, to bunnies bleeding all over, there was lots of decorating to be done.

However, no matter how early any of us showed up, Luke’s fans had all of us beat. The early bird line ran down the entire block. The first two fans in line even confessed to us that they had driven from Arizona and had been waiting since 7PM the night before!!! We admire that kind of love of art, especially because they waited not just through the night, but through a swelteringly hot Saturday.

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Black in White & RED ALL OVER! Release party and signing!

This coming Saturday, we are pleased to be participating in a release party to celebrate renowned artist Luke Chueh‘s latest creation: Black in White (and Red All Over)!

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Luke Chueh will be on hand to sign the super limited edition vinyl figure, which features a black rabbit in a white bunny suit, with a smattering of red blood all over from his latest kill! Eerie yet cute, fans will want to line up early to get these! This RED ALL OVER series is a variant of Luke’s original BLACK IN WHITE figure which will ONLY be sold via Munky King!

Not only can fans get their goods signed, they can also pose and snap pics of the mysterious RED ALL OVER Bunny girl who will be making her FIRST ever appearance to celebrate the release!

Right after the signing, there will be a party you won’t want to miss! Bubble Punch is helping to produce a truly RED ALL OVER event, with epic blood splatter decor and music by DJs R Rated and Colby, along with complimentary beverages, snacks, and the YATTA Sushi truck!! We love those guys! Of course Luke Chueh and the mysterious RED ALL OVER girl will be in attendance, with a photobooth to capture the best of the night, so makes sure you come on over for the shindig!

Here are the deets!

Munky King (for both signing and party)
7308 Melrose Ave. (x-street is Poinsettia)
Los Angeles, CA 90046
323.938.0091

Signing: 4pm – 7pm
Party: 7pm – 10pm

So come on down and get the most exclusive vinyl figure of the year, and then party the night away! See you there!

A Plethora of Munky King at San Diego Comic-Con 2010!

We just arrived back from a whirlwind weekend down at San Diego Comic-Con with Munky King!

On Thursday, July 22, we kicked off the weekend of Comic-Con madness with Munky King’s “Omi Unmasked” party at Bar Basic. Tons of fans waited anxiously for the giftbags that included schwag not only from Munky King, but also from MINDstyle, Vannen Watches, Gelaskins, and much more!

Of course, the entire night was dedicated to the release of the Omi!

The Omi presents an innovative new platform that blurs the line between art and toys, uniquely designed to give collectors the freedom to create and collaborate the Omi how they choose. The DIY version of the Om, which was released at Comic-Con, offers a blank canvas with limitless customizing capabilities. The silhouette can be altered by choosing from the Series 1 accessories, which include the Monkey, Bear, Cat, and Horns. Unlike other vinyl toys, the Omi comes with a frame for collectors to display in the home as a 3D painting by itself, but can also be fitted to a larger 16-piece display frame, called the Omi Wall, or snapped together with another Omi Mask and transform into a Weeble Wobble.

Live paintings on giant omi-shaped canvases were the highlight of the party, featuring Dave Flores, Angry Woebots, Yoskay Yamamoto, and Joe Ledbetter!

Check out some of our favorite photos from the night!

Munky King staff, artists, and friends pose for the camera! Photo by Dominick Valentic.

Angry Woebots stands next to his squinty angry panda painting!

Live paintings from the party. Yoskay Yamamoto finishes up his piece. Photo by Valerie Durham

Attendees mask up for the party. Photo by Valerie Durham

Chubby Bunny with some awesome attendees. Photo by Valerie Durham

You can see more photos from not only the Omi Unmasked party, but also from the Munky King booth itself! Check it out on our Flickr, or also on Munky King’s website!

There were TONS of amazing photos taken throughout the night as well! Check out these links below! If you’ve done a writeup or posted photos about the event, please let us know so we can add you, as well!

LA Weekly Style Council: Comic Con Exclusives

LA Weekly Style Council: Comic Con 2010 Street Fashion

Spanky Stokes

Vinyl Pulse

Arrested Motion

Thanks again to everyone for a super fun Comic-con! See you all there in 2011… but we think next year, we’ll try to sleep a bit more…!
For more information on how to purchase the omi, or any other of Munky King’s awesome products, you can visit them on the web at http://www.munkyking.com, or check out their awesome shop at 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046-7513.

Munky King’s Schedule of Events at San Diego Comic-Con!

It’s almost here! The nerd event of the year is about to be underway at the San Diego Comic-con, which starts this Wednesday.

MAKE SURE you follow Munky King on Twitter and Facebook to be updated when new contests and quests are underway during the convention  so that YOU can win some totally sweet prizes!

These quests range from “Find us in section 200 and bring us something RED”, to “Retrieve a flyer from XXX’s booth and bring it to the Munky King booth!” The prizes are exclusive and hot AND a secret (for now) so make sure you follow our exploits on Munky King’s feed!

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Also, you can check out the complete list of Munky King’s antics at Comic-con below!

PRODUCT RELEASES:
Black in White by Luke Chueh: a limited number will be available as a pre-release
Decapitated Bunny Heads – Black and Splattered by Luke Chueh (edition of 50)
GID Uprisings by Kozyndan (edition of 100)
OMI: SDCC exclusive colorway
OMI: DIY

SIGNING SCHEDULE:

Thu 7/22:
9:00pm – 2:00am:  OMI:UNMASKED party @ Bar Basic

Fri 7/23:
11:30am – 1:00pm: YOSKAY YAMAMOTO
2:00pm –  3:30pm: LUKE CHUEH
4:00pm –  5:30pm: OMI ARTISTS (Luke Chueh, Kozik, Yoskay, Ferg and more)

Sat 7/24:
11:00am – 12:30pm: YOSKAY YAMAMOTO
2:00pm –  3:30pm: LUKE CHUEH
4:00pm –  5:30pm: OMI ARTISTS (Luke Chueh, Kozik, Yoskay, Ferg and more)

Sun 7/25:
11:00am – 12:30pm: VANNEN WATCHES (Travis Lampe, Brian Ewing, Chris Ryniak, Alex Pardee)
1:00pm – 2:00pm: KOZYNDAN

Schedule subject to change.  Please check at Munky King’s booth (#4539) during the Con for last minute updates!