Here we have a young Kaws having some fun with advertisements on Broadway circa 1997.
Who could have predicted that he would later become a trend setter for hipsters with vinyl toys and black culture with Bape? I doubt even he could have foreseen his transition from graff writer to fashion taste maker.
Now it appears he’s branching off on his own a bit with the brand “Original Fake”
I have some hand drawn postcards that Kaws did around ’97. I wonder how much they would go for on Ebay? Hmmmmm…
Anyway, you can see an old Kaws interview here.