The Seaweed Turtles

gouache on paper
22.5 in x 11 in
2007

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The Descent

gouache on paper
11 in x 22.5 in
2007

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Domo Arigato Mr. Nakamura

"Domo Arigato Mr. Nakamura"
2002 pencil, digital

What we said about it at the time: A little experiment in madness - 3 weeks staight of painting in Photoshop...often times attacking this 15,000 pixel image with a 1 pixel brush to achieve detail that is lost here on the web (you have to see the large canvas print). Basically we liked the shit that Eric is pimping over at his wonderful Giant Robot shop on Sawtelle in LA, so we decided to draw it. Then we added some customers we wish we could be shopping amongst! Seriously - everyone should check the place out - especially since our work can be seen there now!

Looking back: With each piece the format of the panoramics became more solidified. In this piece the commitment to adding our own characters to the pieces becomes dominant, and the first sets of recurring characters (the school girls, and the two clunky robots) show up. Also this is the first piece where we moved away from flat coloring and began to really "paint" the panoramics.

More importantly though is that this piece is really what enabled us to have a career in illustration and art. We came into GR and asked Eric Nakamura if we could illustrate his store, and he said "Sure!" We took some reference photos and came back a month later with a nearly complete version of it and he really liked it. He soon contacted us to ask us to illustrate for Giant Robot and then asked us to do a show at the shop. 2 weeks after graduating college we became the first artists to ever show at a GR Store (there was only one store at the time), and the attention his promotion for the show garnered us got us illustration jobs and basically introduced us to the world. We owe the jump start our career had entirely to Eric.

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Around the House

"Around the House"
2001 pencil digital

What we said about it at the time: The one that started it all....yes this is our apartment as it looked in the summer of 2001 (except there is actually very little pink in our place). A little peak into our world and process. Life is sweet.

Looking back: Seeing this again stirs up all kinds of nostalgia. We moved in together after dating just a year. It all seemed so natural - living with one another was always quite easy. We found each other to be easy going, with similar tolerances for disorder and uncleanliness. ALWAYS live with someone BEFORE you marry them... Its also nice to see which objects in our apartment are still with us, and which have been lost along the way.

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Cuddling Puggles

"Cuddling Puggles"
2008 gouache on Shikishi paper
10.5 x 9.5 inches

Kozy made this little painting for a group show at Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle called “A Cabinet of Natural Curiosities" which ran during February of 2008.

You can purchase this original painting in our Etsy shop - CLICK HERE!

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Puma x kozyndan in Puma stores worldwide NOW!!

So here is a part of the story. Originally when PUMA asked us to do the PUMA x kozyndan collaboration the line was to be released at all PUMA stores worldwide. Then as the released neared and we were told that in fact it would be a Europe only release. This was disappointing as a great number of our fans are not in Europe at all.

The entire line was release a few months ago in Europe. At about that time however we were contacted by someone from PUMA USA asking for some of the assets from the project so they could make window displays at the PUMA stores here in the US. We were surprised and wondered if maybe the shoes were coming, or if the whole line was coming to the USA or what. We hadn't heard from PUMA about it before.

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PUMA x kozyndan El Reys B&W

Our PUMA x kozyndan El Reys in Black and White. Artwork is from a modified version of "Like Sands Through the Hourglass..." panoramic. I believe these are on sale worldwide at Puma stores NOW.

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Passing Tuxedo Felines on the Journey to the Next Dimension

pussy painting

"Passing Tuxedo Felines on the Journey to the Next Dimension"
10" x 9" x 6"
Acrylic on plaster
2009

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