Artist Feature | KIKI KUDO
Kiki Kudo is an artist, writer and DJ based in New York City. Recommended by DontWatchThat, she was the selected artist to design the Open_Network collaborative long-sleeve garment, and we couldn’t have asked for a better design (and designer).
Tokyo-native, and now living in the Big Apple, Kiki’s design for the Open_Network garment is a literal visual for the artists whom (like the design) are also modest and effective in their work.
With a Macintosh her weapon for all, her past clients and projects include Sex Magazine, The Last Weekend, eleking and Dolphin Jump, where she holds a monthly party.
We asked Kiki to answer a few questions for us over email, where we found out the best spots to eat/drink/dance in NYC.
What is your concept behind the Open_Network design you did the for tee collaboration?When you’re doing a high five whilst wearing it, that will make your awesome moments.Why do you live and work in NYC?Half of my life was in Tokyo, so I wanted to change my life situation and there I have a lot of friends for me. I was thinking about move in London too…What is ideal day in NYC for you?
When I moved to NYC, I became aware of hanging on rooftops with friends, music, booze and sunsets. I love all the roofs in NYC!
New York City native
Can you give us the lowdown on:
Restaurant you would take your friends to
Kyo Ya - Japanese restaurant in East Village. The best, even if they are in Tokyo too.Cafe you frequentAshbox in BKBest spot for people-watching and coffeeCafe Grumpy in LES
Late night spot285 Kent in BKHome Sweet Home in LESBar you take friends to/frequent
Sunday Night at Sway in South Village
Cafe Dancer in LES