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KaNO Mural on Allen Street Celebrates Five Points Festival

Kano Mural
Photos By Gail

The annual Five Points Festival Designer Toy and Comic Show is coming up this weekend, June 1st and 2nd, and I am very excited to be attending for my second year! Coincidentally, I happened to walk by the above mural, located on Allen Street, a few weeks ago, unaware that it was originally created to honor the first-ever Five Points Fest, back in May of 2017. Apparently, the owners of the Allen Hotel reactivated a relationship with the Little Italy Street Art (LISA) Project  to bring street artist KaNO to the corner of Allen and Rivington Street, and this 40-foot mural was the result! Sweet!

Kano Mural With Buildings

Taking place at the conveniently located Brooklyn Expo Center, and presented by Clutter Magazine, the festival will bring together the best Indie Artists, Designer Toys, Original Art, Resin Sculptures, Plush, Blind Boxes, Blanks, Minis, Kaiju, Japanese Vinyl, Street Art, Posters, Prints, Apparel, Live Painting, Craft Beer, Food Trucks, Pins, Patches and more!

Trust me, it’s going to be all kinds of crazy fun. Find out more about this year’s Five Points Festival, and purchase your tickets, at This Link!

Kano Mural

Eye On Design: The Lamp Art Series at Meet on Chrystie

Meet Interior Shot with Lamps
All Photos By Gail

If you’ve visited the MEET Corporate Meeting Space’s Chrystie Street location, you’ve probably noticed their Favorite Things Lamps, designed by Chen Karlsson. These clear glass pendant lamps showcase MEET’s eclectic treasured objects and provide fun, surprising branding opportunities their clients. Over this past summer, Art Toy vendors My Plastic Heart curated the lamps’ featured contents, enlisting toy designers Kano, Brent Nolasco and Justin Alan Volpe to each fill a selection of the lamps with one of their signature creations.

Three Lamps
Left to Right: Toys by Justin Alan Volpe, Kano and Brent Nolasco

Art Lamp Event Signage

In July, I attend a party and Q&A at MEET, where Brent Nolasco and Justin Alan Volpe  were present to discuss their art, and I was able to take these photos in this post. Enjoy!

justin Alan Volpe

Justin Alan Volpe creates one-of-a-kind, handmade felt toys like the one he is holding here. They did not photograph so well, unfortunately, but this will give you a good idea of what he does.

Brent Nolasco

This is Brent Nolasco. Below are some of the lamps featuring his fun monster toys!

Toy By Brent Nolasco

Toy By Brent Nolasco

Toy By Brent Nolasco

Toy By Brent Nolasco

Toy By Kano

Toys by Kano feature a Robot figure emblazoned with one of his design on the front of its body. I love this little Smiling Shark!

Toy By Kano

Toy By Kano

MEET on Chrystie is located at 195 1/2 Chrystie Street, Suite #200, in Manhattan.