Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kaws x Original Fake... dead?

What has been swirling around the net the past few days is that Kaws and Original Fake were going to part ways... and while it was just a rumor with a morose little tombstone graphic... nothing was set in concrete, until now. Posted up on Kaws' facebook is his eulogy...errrr, thank you.
May 2013 marks the seventh year anniversary of OriginalFake, and it is at this time that Medicom Toy and I have chosen to close the shop and company. It's been an amazing opportunity to work with Medicom Toy on this project as well as working with Masamichi Katayama of Wonder Wall to create the interior of the shop and Konno of Nexus7 who's incredible talent really added sophistication to the clothing that we produced. I really want to thank the staff in production as well as in our shop. If you ever entered our shop you already know how awesome they are! I would also like to thank all the companies that collaborated with us, your friendship and support has always really meant a lot, and to everyone who has supported OriginalFake,THANK YOU! and I hope to see you all in the next chapter!
What does this mean, well, it means that Kaws is going to go out on his own... maybe producing his own stuff, who knows, he might even team up with other companies now. It will be interesting to follow this. Fellow toy blogger Jeremyriad posting up this interesting read HERE earlier today... what are all your thoughts?