Amid his exhibition of recent site-specific painting and sculpture at Loft In Space, Craig “KR” Costello sat down with Vice for an episode of their Art Talk series. In the video, KR talks about his roots in the game, living in both San Francisco and New York City, how he got started both writing and painting, and how his own Krink brand came about.
To commemorate Craig “KR” Costello’s recent site-specific painting and sculpture exhibition at Loft In Space, the pair have linked up to release a special limited edition t-shirt and tote bag. The Krink x Loft In Space tee and tote are a limited run of exclusive items bearing “KRINK: Honolulu and New York” on them. The t-shirt is only available through Loft In Space or a select few number of retailers while the totes are hand-sewn with only a few remaining. Get them here.
As we tipped you off about, our good friend Kevin Lyons recently completed an installation in American Mortals, a Philadelphia-based salon. Armed with an arsenal of purple (what has been his recent favorite color) Krink markers and plenty of walls to work with, Lyons adorned the entire salon with his signature style of type, monsters, creatures, and ghosts. As you walk into the space, you’re greeted by a wall filled with monsters smiling wide with Lyons’ beautiful typography spelling out various hairstyles in their mouths and more. Throughout the rest of the salon, Lyons continued his monster theme, adding in ghosts and more. But, the real highlight was a wall in the back filled with the nicknames of Philadelphia sports heroes. Lyons finished out the night with a live painting in the salon.
Stop by to check it out, and to get a haircut, but hopefully not a jheri curl.
Krink have linked up with uniform experiment to help the Tokyo brand celebrate their twelfth anniversary by releasing a special collaborative project. For the project, KR hand-painted 12 tote bags with his classic drippy style, giving the bags that signature Krink look and feel. In addition to the bags, Krink designed two custom t-shirts. Both shirts and bags will be available in Japan this November.
Check out the full collection here.