Designer Toys, Art & Pop Culture

Jesse LeDoux Returns in July

Infinity is Finite, New Works by Jesse LeDoux

Infinity is Finite
New Works by Jesse LeDoux
July 7-August 6, 2017

Opening Reception
July 7, 7-10pm

We are super excited to be welcoming back Seattle-based artist Jesse LeDoux for his second solo exhibit in our gallery, Infinity is Finite.

Join us for the BYOB opening reception, Friday, July 7, 7-10pm for snacks and music by DJ Sean Doe. The artist will be in attendance.

Sales for this exhibit begin when we open at 11am on opening day, and via email to our previews list starting at 2pm (central time) that afternoon — sign up at http://previews.rotofugi.com.

The exhibit continues through August 6, and will be available for viewing 11am-7pm, seven days a week at Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.

About the Artist

Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse LeDoux worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records where he created iconic album and poster artwork for such artists as the Shins ('Best album packaging' Grammy nominee for Chutes Too Narrow), Iron and Wine and Death Cab for Cutie before leaving in 2004 to focus on his client-based and personal work at LeDouxville. 

Parallel to working on commercial illustration and collaborative projects for such clients as Nike, Disney, Giro, Penguin UK, Rome Snowboards and Target, he has exhibited internationally. His work was included in the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2007), an installation at the University of Maryland (2008), and has work in the permanent collection of the Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, OH), and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan). He currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.


Posted Jun 23, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0

Anchors Away!

Tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be Sea Punk Pre-Launch Sales Event at Rotofugi

Join us at the store on the evening of Monday, June 26, 7-9pm for a pre-launch sales event for the new Sea Punk pattern bags and accessories by tokidoki x Ju-Ju-Be!

A music festival is brewing in the tokidoki seas, and everyone wants a ticket! Set against a classic navy background, a bright cast of all-star characters from the tokidoki universe glide amongst heart shaped ropes and colorful pops of green seaweed. From graceful Mermicornos to a puppy-submarine Donutino, you and your little one will never tire of discovering new scenes in this underwater treasure! Elegant yet oh-so-fun, Sea Punk is playful, punk, and guaranteed to be a fan favorite!

We’ll have the full line available at the event in limited quantities, first come first served, and there are free gifts for anyone that spends $100 on the new line, while supplies last.

But that’s not all! We’ll also be raffling off an amazing Be Right Back bag in the Sea Punk pattern to one lucky winner thanks to Ju-Ju-Be!*

Complimentary snacks and beverages will also be available; BYOB if you want adult beverages. :)

Don’t feel like standing in line all day? Line tickets for this event will be available at the store starting at 11am on Monday, June 26.

Online sales for the series will start promptly at 12:01 am PST (2:01am CST) on Tuesday, June 27 at rotofugi.com 

Rotofugi
2780 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
rotofugi.com

* No purchase necessary, you must be present to win – drawing will occur at 8:30pm, good luck!

 


Posted Jun 19, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0

Three Chicago Artists in our June Exhibit

Visitors from Another World Promotional Image
Visitors From Another World
New Works by Three Chicago Artists
Ben Stevens, Tony Rabit and Will Rimel
June 2-July 2, 2017

BYOB Opening Reception, Friday, June 2, 7-10pm

We're kicking off our summer exhibit schedule with something near and dear to us...Chicago artists! We'll be featuring three of them in our newest exhibit opening on Friday, June 2nd. 

Ben Stevens first caught our attention via his eye-catching instagram posts and animations and now we're hooked on his super detailed otherworldly character paintings. Amazing plant, flower and skeletal creatures that somehow manage to be both creepy and adorable...yes, please.

Tony Rabit is a name that's probably a little more familiar to our guests having previously exhibited his amazingly Cute with a capital C works in our gallery twice before! We're excited to have Tony back with a new series of digital works on paper based on imaginary whimsical structures.

Will Rimel is a relatively recent transplant to the Chicago area, but very well known to us as he also serves as the Rotofugi Gallery Assistant. That said, no nepotism here, Will's an amazing sculptor and toy customizer and will surely bring a powerful funky vibe to the exhibit! Check out his super custom Luna in our most recent exhibit to get a feel for his wonderful style. 

Join us for the BYOB opening reception, Friday, June 2, 7-10pm for snacks and music by DJ Sean Doe. All three artists will be in attendance.

Sales for this exhibit begin when we open at 11am on opening day, and via email to our previews list starting at 2pm (central time) that afternoon (sign up here).

The exhibit continues through July 2.


Posted May 26, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0

May BYOB Drink + Draw

May BYOB Drink + Draw
Thursday, May 18, 7-9pm

Join us and host Mary Ruth Butterworth (@ruthietherobot) for a fun evening of drawing, sketching and doodling whilst enjoying your favorite adult beverages (BYOB). Bring your own art supplies. All skill levels are welcome! FREE!


Posted May 13, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0

Remodeling / Temporary Closure

Our Chicago store will be temporarily closed for remodeling starting Monday, May 1, 2017.

We’re making some changes to our layout, removing some shelving, and adding some new stuff, including starting work on our new dedicated event space that will be available for private parties, community events and more when we’re finished.

We will re-open on Friday, May 5 at 7pm for the opening reception of new exhibits by Michael Slack and the Luna Custom Show. If we are able to re-open sooner we’ll let you know!

NOTE: WE WILL STILL BE OPEN THIS WEEKEND!

Please come out and check out the final weekend of the Tokidoki pop-up and your chance to enter our Instagram contest to win prizes from Tokidoki and Ju-Ju-Be!

Thanks for your understanding.


Posted Apr 28, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0
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