Aaron Meshon + Kid Robot = Awesome
Are you a fan of Aaron Meshon‘s cute and clever illustrations? Have you caught the Kid Robot crush sweeping the country? If not, you are missing out. Aaron, our friend, colleague, and regular on the MSLK blog, has permanently solidified his status as a world-renowned illustrator (at least in my mind). Aaron was invited by Kid Robot, the world’s hottest purveyors of collectible art and toys, to bring some of his quirky characters to life as 3D accessories, zipper pulls to be exact.
I’ve been a HUGE fan of the Kid Robot collectible zipper pulls since their emergence at the 2006 Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Triennial. The pulls come in a mystery box, an Asian phenomenon, where for a small amount of money you purchase one of their collectibles in a box knowing the designer and/or series you are purchasing, but not necessarily what is inside. The mystery or surprise adds to the joy of this affordable luxury and some items are rarer than others, which keeps fans coming back for more.
To me, zipper pulls add an engaging “practical” element to the concept of a mystery box because there’s actually something you can do with the end tchatchke. Plus everything is cuter in miniature. Chances are if you spot me wearing a jacket or hoodie with a zipper, a Kid Robot pull will be dangling from it.
Aaron’s creations are some of my favorite characters from his professional work over the years, including the happy pills, the ice cream cones, and buildings, all very prevalent in Aaron’s work.
I even love the packaging, and Aaron’s clever tagline, “Let’s Hang.”
I suggest hanging out with a few of these cuties quickly before they are gone. Remember, limited edition means while supplies last here!!