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{above:  hello kitty by jason mercier.}

hell hath no fury like a hello kitty scorned.

TRUE STORY:  in 5th grade, i referred to hello kitty as "hello shitty" and got my ass kicked.  no joke.  a pack of boys jumped me after school...boys!  seems my kitty comment insulted a few girls, so the boys decided to show me the dark side of sanrio.  so wrong on so many levels, i know.  lip gloss everywhere.

lesson learned:  folks take their hello kitty very, very seriously.  flip off the feline and you unleash the fury.

as a result, i stayed clear of the cat until i received a hello kitty toaster from a co-worker for xmas.  i feared it, too, would kick my ass.  but, i'm happy to report...it's the best damn toaster i've ever had.  it's been seven years now and trust me -- the bitch can TOAST!

also, if you use a piece of whitish bread, hello kitty's face will appear on your slice like the virgin mary.

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now, despite my sordid history with hello kitty, i'd like to mention that miss kitty is turning 35-years-old and three apples is throwing her a party extravaganza at royal/t next week.

80 artists, including some WHORANGE favs such as jason mercier and ron english, have created homages to miss kitty.  sales of all artworks benefit the non-profit LA works.

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{above: ron english.}

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{above left: gary baseman;  above right: lady gaga.}

in true royal/t fashion, the show will also include a pop up shop to sell and display various hello kitty home wares.  i wonder if it will include the infamous hello kitty vibrator.

hope you can come.  see you in hell-o.

three apples: an exhibition celebrating 35 years of hello kitty
when:  october 23rd-november 15th
where: royal/t, 8910 washington blvd., culver city, CA 90232

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