Posts Tagged ‘christian joy’

Pictures from the Pop Up Shop

Published September 21, 2009 by Graham

Taken on their own, any one of these elaborate elements would be rad: the lovely branch sculptures, the fiberglass oak tree replete with fur-lined nook– to say nothing of the massive bunk-bed fortress. Put it all together and the experience is simply divine. These pictures cannot do justice to the outstanding amount of effort put into the Where the Wild Things Are pop-up shop– an effort that paid off in spades. And of course, Christian Joy’s insane costumes looked marvelous as the vibrant centerpiece of all the Space 1520 wildness.

Across the courtyard, Spike and Lance Acord took over the gallery, filling it with Sonny’s astonishing early sketches– the crucial seed of inspiration that blossomed into the film’s unique character design. Alongside those rad drawings, the gallery was covered in enormous, beautifully printed photos from a league of brilliant photographers Spike had invited to document the breathtaking bizarreness of Where the Wild Things Are’s production.

Sonny, meanwhile, made an entire gallery wall his canvas, composing a dreamy painting of Max and Carol taking a nap the night before the opening. Spike would like to note that he lent at least a couple of brush strokes to that massive mural. Really, it couldn’t have been done without him. Even Max Records stopped by the gallery, in town to shoot a rad-sounding robot-related short film. No relation to Spike’s recent robot short, but can one ever have too many robots? No. Of course not.

Wild Weekend!

Published September 18, 2009 by Dallas


The billboards are going up, the character posters are hitting bus benches, the fun is about to begin. Yep, we’re less than a month away from the theatrical release of Where The Wild Things Are and everyone around here is getting pretty excited. In the coming weeks we will have a lot of great WTWTA related tidbits for you as well as updates on all of the screenings,parties, giveaways and generally rad stuff that will be happening in the lead up to the launch. And what better way to kick things off then with a party!?!

Our friends at Urban Outfitters Space 1520 are opening the doors to our Wild Things pop up shop this Saturday. The shop will feature Wild Things costumes (like the one pictured above) designed by Christian Joy, Wild Things merchandise, opening night DJ sets by Squeak E. Clean and all sorts of wild art and film goodies. A portion of the proceeds from the pop up shop will go to benefit 826 LA which is a really fantastic charity.

Spet. 19, 2009
1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Hanging an Art Show

Published September 15, 2009 by Spike

Went by Urban Outfitters on Cahuenga tonight. They gave us a gallery space to hang some still from the movie and some of Sonny’s creature design drawings. The proceeds will go to our friends at 826 LA. Lance is currating the images as you can see. And they also are doing a pop up Wild Things shop in the store which we saw in progress and looked great. They are also showing/selling(?) some very limited one of a kind Wild Things outfits that our good friend Christian Joy made. We’ll be posting a Christian Joy interview soon with all the pics. The opening is on Saturday night.

Christian Joy and Jason Grisell Art Show

Published July 29, 2009 by Spike


This Thursday at TG-170. Also, I think Christian might be doing some wild things stuff with Urban Outfitters. Hopefully.

Christian Joy’s Handy Headdress for Karen O

Published July 16, 2009 by Graham


We posted a couple weeks ago about the incredible headdress Karen O. sported at the Glastonbury Festival, but it’s just too rad of an outfit to not express further appreciation towards, especially in light of the lovely detailed photographs that have popped up online since the performance. Christian Joy, Karen’s long-time clothing collaborator and personal wardrobe stylist (don’t you wish she was yours?), even shared some behind the scenes photos of the outfit being born in the atelier. Those moccasins! Nike, if you’re listening, can we get a limited edition pair of Karen O fringe moccasins for Christmas?


YYY’s on European Tour

Published June 29, 2009 by Spike




We are still finishing post in London. Got to see Karen (our gifted co-composer) today who as you can see from the cover of The Guardian, played Glastonbury last night with a spectacular Christian Joy created headdress. Here are their summer dates. If they are playing near you, I highly recommend catching the show. The new songs sound epic live.