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STAY POSITIVE - First Annual December Print Exhibit

New Prints Now for This 2017
First Annual December Print Exhibit
Guest Curated by Jay Ryan
December 9-31, 2017

2017. Sigh. There’s been plenty to complain, protest and worry about…but sometimes it’s nice to step back from the edge and look for some optimism. With that in mind, guest curator Jay Ryan has done something quite admirable — he’s gathered together an amazing group of artists, illustrators and designers with one goal in mind…stay positive! 

Join us the evening of Saturday, December 9, 7-10pm for the opening of our First Annual December Print Exhibit, Stay Positive – New Prints Now for This 2017. Guest curator Jay Ryan, plus many of the participating artists, will be in attendance, plus we’ll have snacks and sodas available (BYOB if you want to have alcohol) and music by the always entertaining DJ Sean Doe.

The exhibit features new prints by Aaron Draplin, Amy Martin, Anne Benjamin, Ashley Elander, Ben Blount, Ben Chlapek, Bobby Dixon, Bryn Perrott, Diana Sudyka, Jason Polan, Jay Ryan, Jen Corace, Jenna Blazevich, Jenny Schmid, Judge, Keiler Roberts, Landland, Little Friends of Printmaking, Molly Costello, Nicole Gustafsson, Rachal Duggan, Ryan Duggan, Sage Perrott, Sara Parker & Sonnenzimmer — all available for cash and carry, perfect for holiday gifts!

For this special exhibit there will be no preview or early sales. Prints will be available at the gallery starting promptly at 7pm on December 9. Our Gallery Preview list members will get the first notice when remaining prints are made available to order online via our website in the week following the opening. Sign up at

Exhibit continues through December 31, 2017.

Posted Nov 30, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0

Unicorno Series 6 Launch Event

Join us the evening of Thursday, November 30, 5-7pm for a special pre-release launch (one day before the official online release) and trading party for Unicornos Series 6 by our good friends at tokidoki!  

Shop, trade and receive a special gift with purchase. We're one of just 7 locations (see below for others if you're not in Chicagoland). Thanks!

Posted Nov 25, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0

Black Friday 2017

Black Friday 2017 Deals

We’re kicking off our Black Friday 2017 deal a little early! Use coupon code MAKEITBLACK for 10% off everything, sitewide, including original art now through Friday, November 24. PLUS we’ve lowered the free shipping threshold to just $40 now through Friday as well! If you visit the coupon code will be automatically applied to your order when you check out, or you can enter the coupon manually. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

If you're visiting our store in Chicago just mention the Black Friday discount at checkout for the same 10% off your purchases through Friday!

Posted Nov 21, 2017 by Andy Cargill 0

November Drink n' Draw

Hey friends, let's get together and do some drinking and drawing! Join us and host Blake Jones for the November edition of the Rotofugi Drink n' Draw....a fun evening of drawing, sketching and doodling whilst enjoying your favorite adult beverages, BYOB. All skill levels are welcome, and you must provide your own art supplies. 21+. Thursday, November 16, 7-9pm. Seating is limited, arrive early if you don't like sitting on the floor.

Posted Nov 08, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0

November 2017 Exhibits: GritPop!

GritPop New Character Works by Mumbot, David K. Rose, Grace Lang, Nicky Davis, Grimace Graphics
November 3 - December 3, 2017
BYOB Opening Reception
Friday, November 3, 7-10pm

Fall is officially upon us and we here at Rotofugi want to make the transition into colder days more pleasant by presenting five new artists in our gallery! Each artist brings something unique to our walls for this character driven show by way of mediums, sizes and content and we are very excited to share it with everyone!

Please join us for the BYOB opening reception, Friday, November 3, 7-10pm for snacks and music by DJ Sean Doe.

Sales for this exhibit will 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

The exhibit continues through December 3 and will be available for viewing 11am-7pm, seven days a week at Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago.


About the Artists

Nicky Davis

Nicky Davis is a visual artist based in Houston, TX. Davis’ work may at first appear quite whimsical, but his subject matter is often how nature and humans interact and their influence on one another. His journeys of traveling by car to all 48 states of the continental US, visiting as many National Parks as possible, has become his greatest influence. His work has been included in gallery exhibitions around the globe and his murals have been featured by Red Bull, The Houston Zoo, Arts District Houston, Seagram’s Gin, Art Basel, and POW WOW WORLDWIDE.


Jade Kuei “MUMBOT” is a NY based artist. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a focus on fine art and two-dimensional animation. MUMBOT finds inspiration from her children and enjoys creating comics, zines, toys, murals, installations of her mythical and magical worlds and more. Kuei illustrates whimsical yet haunted abstractions of her own dreams and experiences. 

David K. Rose

DKR (David K. Rose) is a visual artist known for his illustration work, and game production. His work has been featured in shows around the world, in the pages of numerous publications, AAA video games and multiple projects with bands. Dave currently resides in Raleigh, NC where he continues his freelance work, rocking out with his band, and continuing to work in the game industry. 

Grace Lang

Grace Lang is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, NY where she likes to use both two and three-dimensional work to tell stories of triumph. She received a BFA in Illustration from Parsons and a BA in Literary Studies from Eugene Lang College. Her work reflects the internal struggles that plague us all, creating visual expressions of those dark little thoughts that are frightening and sort of funny. The women in her drawings are manifestations of her hopes for herself and for women everywhere.

Grimace Graphics

Grimace Graphics is a Chicago based collaborative between Jen Lang and Teia Smith. Together they have completed various cartoons, animations, illustrations and paintings that explores their love affair with the ugliness and beauty of life. These cartoons live inside Teia's head. Teia relies on Jen's ability to bring them to life on any found wood surface. Blending Jen's amazing line work with Teia's obsession with color truly brings these pieces to life.

Hope to see you there!

Posted Oct 29, 2017 by Kirby Kerr 0
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