OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – On April Fool's Day Eve (aka March 31) Oakley hosted an event in NYC showcasing its work with artist collabs – past, present and even sneak peeks of who we'll be working with in the future. A great time was had by all – see the pics attached and also check out the post on our Web site HERE.
Our latest addition to the artist series collaborations comes to us from Frank Kozik.
Frank Kozik was born in Madrid, Spain in 1962. At the age of 14 he moved to the United States and settled in Austin, Texas. Credited with single-handedly reviving the "lost" art of the concert poster, Frank's creative career grew largely out of his enthusiasm for Austin's growing underground rock scene in the mid-eighties. Starting with black and white flyers for friends' bands posted on telephone poles, his reputation grew as an artist whose work was graphically compelling as well as culturally gripping.
His work is well known to devotees of album-cover art and concert flyer art. He has produced artwork for musicians such as Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, Neil Young, Sonic Youth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Ice T, George Clinton, Green Day, Beck, The Offspring, The Melvins and many more.
Kozik is also heavily involved in the design and production of vinyl toys. He has teamed up numerous times with such entities as Kid Robot, Toy2R and others and is credited with such creations as Smorkin' Labbits, the Hate Dunny, Dr. Bomb and more.