• Nov 3, 2009
The Krink-ed Mini – Click above for high-res image gallery

New York artist KR begat the artistic style – and ultimately brand and trend – of Krink. Mini, combining its urban credentials with an aesthetic born from Queens graffiti, gave KR a Mini to Krink and put it on display in Hamburg last weekend. In case you didn't know, it is the specific theme of finely dripping paint, especially silver, that is Krink, and it has appeared on Nike and Prada and in the New York Times, among other places.

At this point Mini is getting so post-postmodern cool that pretty soon the brand is going to be able to bottle its own irony and sell it. Follow the jump to read the translated press release, or check out the MiniSpace site, and have a look at the high-res images below.



[Source: Mini]

PRESS RELEASE

New York street artist uses Mini Canvas. The KRINK MINI.

28.10.2009 Munich
-- What MINI and street art have in common? The MINI has always characterized the image of the metropolis and is itself part of the urban street culture. Exceptional design has always been to claim the mark. A passion shared by the protagonists of the creative street art.

The legendary New York street artist Craig "KR" Costello has missed last week in Hamburg, a MINI its unique style. His trademark, so-called KRINK dripping ink aesthetics, are motifs for which the color extends downward, as if it were applied too thick. The entire MINI was designed in the typical drop KRINK aesthetics of the creative people from Brooklyn. In the silver color runs along the distinctive shape of the MINI, around the body and side and rear windows of the black car.

The project was the "first love story" and the photographer Ali Salehi.

Am 28.10. presented the Hamburg trendy KRINK MINI in the bar "First Love" to the public. Am 31.10. interested will have the possibility of the MINI, and other works by the artist from the Vicious Gallery (HH) to admire.

Erstenthüllung:
Wednesday 28 October, 19.00 - 23.00 clock
First Love Bar, Michaelisbrücke 3, 20459 Hamburg

Opening reception and exhibition:
Saturday 31 October, from 20.00 clock
Vicious Hallery, Kleine Freiheit 46, 22767 Hamburg

For more information about the project and an interview with street artist can be found at www.MINIspace.com.

About KRINK.
Craig "KR" Costello earned in the 90 years of downward trending silver signature great fame in the scene.

This resulted in the brand KRINK. Today's tags can be found in doorways, on walls, subway stations, street signs, etc. in the cities weltweit.Bereits in his youth, he lived in Queens, New York, developed KR graffiti colors. What began as a personal experimenting with homemade materials, quickly became a first strictly limited product line with special silver paint in bottles, which he distributed to selected friends. The result is a thriving company has grown, offering under the name KRINK (KR-INK), a wide range of specialty inks and markers that represent the highest quality and have a genuine cult status.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I was thinking it was covered in bird poop but bukkake is much funnier! Skeet skeet skeet? No, it's krink krink krink!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I'm going to take a 911 GT3 and add a new art style called KINKS. I'm going to take blunt objects and smash KINKS in the body. It isn't vandalism, it's art.

      That is the problem I have with the so called graffiti art forms. It isn't art, it is vandalism. Painting a train car or wall is actually a crime, not art.

      When I went to design school one kid got in showing a portfolio of illegal graffiti done in NYC. Instead of letting him in the school I would have called the cops and had him arrested. He just provided material evidence of hundreds of crimes.

      Pretty soon we will have the defense of murder as art. Sounds crazy but with the glorification of artistic murder in horror movies is it really far fetched to believe that someone will use this as a defense.

      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks okay.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wonder if I can get a roof graphic that looks like that for my mini.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Uh... anybody else think of Boy George's crazy "hair" looking at this?
      • 5 Years Ago
      And the sheeple continue to all march in line...

      is there any type of PR stabndards anymore or does any and every story make the cut? God, mass marketing sucks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's amazing what a little bit of nostalgia, chrome, and marketing can accomplish. Sort of works for Apple, right?
      • 5 Years Ago
      LOL. Great line:

      "At this point Mini is getting so post-postmodern cool that pretty soon the brand is going to be able to bottle its own irony and sell it."
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish MINI would give me a damn car, let me mark it up to all hell and call it art, and then I can keep it or sell it for buttloads of money and then buy a car I really want. I mean, since they're wasting cars and sh*t.
      • 5 Years Ago
      you sir, win at the internet. oh that there were more than 3 stars
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, girl, you've got a bit of white stuff on your chin there...
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