Designer Toys, Art & Pop Culture

November Exhibit: Kent Venture

Who's the toughest little dude around? And what's that wonderful sound? Oh my, it's Tardigrades on Parade! 💦🐻🎺

This Saturday we are excited to open a new art exhibit by Kent Venture of Doomco Designs featuring new takes on his Tarbus the Tardigrade! Originally sculpted and designed in virtual reality as a vinyl figure, Kent is bringing Tarbus to some new mediums and we are excited to see what he's cooked up!

A lifelong Chicagoan, artist, and mechanical engineer, Kent formed Doomco Designs in 2017. Focused on digital design and physical fabrication, Kent explores the intersections between the theory of objects and the real-life capabilities of manufacturing.

Join us the evening of Saturday, November 11, 6-8pm for an opening reception to browse the art, meet the artist, and groove to a live set by Rotofugi Music Director DJ Sean Doe! Free soft drinks, BYOB.

Tardigrades on Parade
New Works by Kent Venture
November 11-December 3, 2023
Open 10am-6pm Daily

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 11, 6-8pm
featuring DJ Sean Doe

Sign up at for first online access to this and future exhibits. For this show we expect to have it available online 1-2 weeks *after* the opening.

October Exhibit: Nick & Lindsay DiFabbio

It's October and that means two things: it's officially spooky season (yay!) and our friends Nick and Lindsay DiFabbio (aka Cherry Moth Cake) are back with a new art exhibit!

But that's not ALL! For more than the last year Nick and Lindsay have been developing, designing, and play-testing a new card game featuring their art called Blessed Blade of the Badlands. Their exhibit in October 2022 introduced us to the Badlands and many of the characters, and this Saturday is the official debut and first release of the card game!

Produced in an edition of just 300 sets, this limited release will be your first opportunity to get your very own set of BBotB cards (before the full project is Kickstarted). Be the first to clear the obstacles, obtain the blade, and RULE THE BADLANDS!

Join us this Saturday, October 14, from 10am to 6pm for the opening of the Blessed Blade of the Badlands 2 exhibit, the release of the card game, and a pop-up shop with pins, prints, and more by Cherry Moth Cake! Nick and Lindsay will be at the store all day...swing by and play a few rounds!

Blessed Blade of the Badlands 2
New Works by Nick & Lindsay DiFabbio
October 14-November 5, 2023

Cherry Moth Cake Pop-Up & BBotB Release
Saturday, October 14, 10am-6pm

There will not be an online preview for this exhibit — online sales will happen in the week following the exhibit opening. If you're unable to attend in person make sure you sign up for our Gallery Previews email list at for updates.

The exhibit will be open for viewing daily 10am-6pm, October 14 through November 5 at Rotofugi, 2780 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago and will be viewable at as soon as we can get it ready!

Kid Panthro Release Event


Join us Saturday, October 5, 6-8pm for a special event in collaboration with Chicago-based streetwear boutique JUGRNAUT to debut their Kid Panthro mascot vinyl figure!

DJ Sean Doe will be spinning a live set, plus we will have free beverages from Topo Chico (BYOB if you want alcohol)...swing by to grab this awesome figure, catch some sweet tunes while enjoying a refreshing beverage and, while you are at it, cop yourself a new JUGRNAUT x Rotofugi tee!

• Kid Panthro Vinyl Figure (OG) — 8 inches tall — Edition of 100 — $125
• JUGRNAUT x Rotofugi Tee — Super Limited Edition — $45


September Exhibit: Jeremy Fish

We are incredibly excited to be welcoming San Francisco artist and encased meats enthusiast Jeremy Fish back to Rotofugi in September!

With a degree in painting and a focus in screen printing Jeremy's education and work experience has lead to a career as both a fine artist and a commercial illustrator — finding a balance between exhibiting his work across the US and internationally in galleries and museums while maintaining a presence designing skateboards, t-shirts, vinyl toys, album covers, periodical illustrations, murals, and sneakers.

We are proud to have exhibited Jeremy's original artworks in both 2012 and 2014 but this time Jeremy wanted to do something that would be more affordable for collectors, so the exhibit will consist of 50 of Jeremy's favorite prints pulled from his archives — primarily artist proofs from sold out editions!

If that's not amazing enough for you, we will also be releasing both a new 16x20 print and a t-shirt featuring a loving homage to Chicago, one of Jeremy's "favorite cities in the world." 🌭🤎

Abe Froman Sausage King
Screen Prints by Jeremy Fish
September 9-October 8, 2023

Artist Signing with Print & T-Shirt Release
Saturday, September 16, 10-11am

In addition to the print and tee we will also have available for purchase copies of Jeremy's latest monograph, "Jeremy Fish: Forever Ever After," published by Paragon Books.

Artist Reception
Saturday, September 16, 6-8pm
Live DJ Set by Sean Doe, BYOB


August Exhibit: Jessica Ng

We are excited to share that our next exhibit, presented in collaboration with How2Work and The Little Hut, opens Saturday, August 12th!

Down Memory Lane features all new works by Sydney, Australia-based Jessica Ng and continues through September 3rd. The new series of works is inspired by photographs from her childhood — pictures of her and her family are reimagined with glimpses of memory and a touch of fantasy.

“I wanted to blend Estelle’s journey with the world from my memories and dreams. A young Jessica who loves to doodle, scribble and stick stickers on every possible surface, and Estelle, the girl with the rabbit mask who travels to places no human can.”

Down Memory Lane
New Works by Jessica Ng
August 12-September 3, 2023
Open 10am-6pm Daily

There will not be an opening reception for this exhibit, and online sales of exhibit pieces will be offered first to our Gallery Previews email list. Sign up at

About The Artist

Jessica Ng is a self-taught artist, born in Hong Kong, who grew up and lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a background in graphic and fashion design but has always loved to draw. After working in fashion for a few years, Jessica began building an online following for her watercolor drawings via Instagram. She eventually launched an online store under her brand jb0xtchi selling prints and stationery items.

In 2019 Jessica had her first solo exhibit showcasing her watercolor works on paper at the Wedge Gallery, Sydney before becoming a full time artist in 2021 focusing on acrylics on canvas. Since 2022 Jessica’s works have been exhibited internationally in Hong Kong, Taiwan and now the United States.

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