Of my grandfathers many souvenirs and pieces of art he would bring home from Japan, my favourite were always the koi fish windsocks.
Used to celebrate Childrens day, Koinoburi would fly in threes to represent family.
I wanted to create a graphic that was almost like a large tapestry with all kind of imagery using the bold primary colours that the Koinoburi were usually coloured with.
Bad ass bunny doesnt give a care.
Big wheel underfoot and spray can in hand, probably stole candy from some baby earlier. Hes crazy.
Such a rebel.
The year was 2001, Gran Turismo was our version of Fortnite, skateboarding ruled my life and my friend Dylan was the first of my friends to get his own car: a 1994 Honda Integra.
We thought we were so cool (we weren't) as we cruised and tried to pick up girls (we never did) and scope out skate spots (we were terrible at skating).
When I posted this design on my story so many people wrote to me with stories of their own about a 90s Integra. I'm glad it resonated with so many others too.
I hope you enjoy it even if you didn't have an integra in your life too.
No one wants to be caged in. Happiness lies in finding a way out of the fences we can build around ourselves and those we try to put others in.
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