Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monthly Round-up. January 2012

written by Ed Mascot

Incredible! The first month of 2012 is already over! And what a month it was! A month that saw us meet a happy Grumpy Mascot, a skinny Greedy Mascot, and even an upgraded Gadget Mascot! And what about all those super cool designers we met, like Kannaya, Wear It Cuter, and Beata Viscera to name a few! And let’s not forget our monthly puzzle! Did you work out which hat belonged to the Loco Mascot?

Did you work out which hat belonged to the Loco Mascot?
Amazing, it was Hat B! Who’d have thought, huh? Anyway, folks, that’s all for this month. And sadly, due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances, that’s also all for the KawaiiPunk blog for the time being. But don’t be too upset, you can still get your kawaii fix over at the KawaiiPunk Twitter page - provided I can get my fellow mascots to use it that is! And hopefully we’ll all be right back here later in the year, blogging away bigger and better than ever! But in the meantime - a big thank you to all of our wonderful readers who have supported us over the past three years, and remember… whatever you do, keep it kawaii!

See you all soon.
Your host with the most,
Ed Mascot :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Toyah is Tops!

Readers' Art

Dear Stereo Mascot,

You may remember back in September of 2009 I sent you a fantastic piece of readers’ art. (Re. Masterful Musical Masterpiece!) Well, guess what? Yip, that’s right, today I’m sending you another such amazing artwork for you and your readers to enjoy! And, once again, it has absolutely nothing to do with KawaiiPunk or kawaii whatsoever!

It's post punk singing sensation Toyah!
Stunning stuff, wouldn’t you agree? It’s a couple of pictures of post punk singing sensation Toyah, taken from the September 4th 1982 edition of TV Tops which, at the time, claimed to be “Britain’s best TV comic!” - although I’m pretty sure the good folks at Look-in would have had something to say about that boast! Anyway… once again I cannot actually claim credit for these wonderful works of art, as they were drawn by Gillian Jones of Manchester and Andrew Payne from Bexhill-on-Sea, who won a staggering £5 and £2 respectively for their efforts! Lucky them, huh?

Yours retrospectively,
Matthew Masterson. Aged 36.

Stereo Mascot replies...

Wow! Thanks Matthew! Another fantastic slice of pop history for us all to enjoy! And another mystery as to what that lucky pair spent their winnings on! Gillian, Andrew, if you’re reading this, you know what to do!

Keeping music alive,
Stereo Mascot :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Listen to Lucialicious!

written by Stereo Mascot

Great news, readers! I’ve finally managed to find the shop I’ve been looking for all my life! It’s a shop that combines my two favourite things in the whole wide world - music and cuteness! Want to see what it looks like? Of course you do! So sit back, make yourselves comfortable, and get yourselves ready for a right royal treat! It’s time for Lucialicious…

Lucialicious at RedBubble
See? I told you it was good! Lucialicious is a designer and illustrator who manages combine the energies of music and pop culture with a delightful kawaii twist - which is just the sort of designer and illustrator I like! And at her RedBubble store you can pick up her wonderful work on t-shirts, hoodies, kids clothes, and cards! Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it :)

Your music maestro,
Stereo Mascot :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gadget Upgrade!

Readers' Emails

Dear Gadget Mascot,

As a fan of all things gadget related I imagine you had yourself a gizmo filled Christmas packed with all manner of new toys to play with! Which sound pretty good to me! But, having said that, I couldn’t help wondering what happens in a couple of months time when all these gadgets become obsolete. And for that matter… what happens to you? Can you guess where I’m going with this? That’s right! It’s time for another mascot makeover…

It's a Gadget Mascot makeover!
Tada! You see, to counteract your impending obsolescence I’ve given you an amazing makeover to make sure you stay competitive in the high paced world of electronic gadgets. And how have I done this? Simple! I’ve repackaged you in different colouring and slashed your cost by a staggering $9990! Now you’re only worth $9.99! That should keep you sitting pretty!

Always thinking,
Tamara Tallulah

Gadget Mascot replies...

Well Tamara, I never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I think you have actually managed to outdo yourself with this one! In fact, I’d go on the record as saying this is your weirdest makeover to date! And that’s really saying something!

Keep up the mad work,
Gadget Mascot :)