Artist KAWS Influenced by Star Wars

Bonnie Burton | February 9, 2009

Photo by BFLV.

Graffiti artist and toy designer KAWS talks with CBS News about his work and influences, Smurfs and Star Wars being a couple of them.

KAWS became a street legend in the ’90s by drawing over bus stop ads, establishing his signature mark — placing x’s over character’s eyes. Last fall, thousands of fans lined the streets of Tokyo outside KAWS’ shop in hopes of buying a Star Wars stormtrooper he designed with Lucasfilm. Most went home empty-handed.

Read the full article here:
A Graffiti Artist Goes Mainstream (via CBS News)

Check out more photos of Star Wars art by KAWS:
KAWS (Flickr photo set by BFLV)

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