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Paul Budnitz Kidrobot Interview ReadyMade Magazine 2003

Paul Budnitz on Kidrobot in 2003 in a Readymade Article

I remember going to Kidrobot in NYC around the summer of 2004.  Such a cool place to visit – the store was really small, but they had all of this amazing, cool stuff that you couldn’t get anywhere else. I picked up a few small blind box figures.  When we moved to the city later […]


INSPIRATION: u2 Ultraviolet (Light My Way)

Ultraviolet (Light My Way) is song 10 from U2’s Achtung Baby, their classic album from 1991.  There are various interpretations of the song – its a love song to Ali (Bono’s wife – did you know they have been married since 1982?) or possibly a reflection of Job’s relationship to God in the Old Testament […]


Inspiration: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Growing up, Mike Slobot “enjoyed” such treats as fruit-sweetened carob cookies and buckwheat pancakes.  Now, in later life, he recognizes the benefits of that healthy foods lifestyle that started when he was young, but the original 1971 “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and the subsequent 2005 remake “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” still hold […]

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Slobot Inspiration: Up close with Jasper Johns

i’m a jasper johns fan.  last year we made a trip to NYC and stopped by the MOMA.  i snapped these pics of one of Jasper’s flag paintings.  i was especially happy to get to grab some close-ups to see the details in the work.  Seeing the unfinished edges and the deep layers of paint […]