While cruising down Clement Street last night, we noticed the above sign in the window of the old Kumquat space at 147 Clement Street near 3rd Avenue.
We didn’t recognize it, but our Facebook followers did. It’s a drawing of “Labbit” by artist Frank Kozik. Labbit is known for his “Addiction to candy cigarettes and beef jerky” and for his allergy “to work in any form”.
Facebook followers were abuzz that Kozik has plans to open a store on Clement Street. From what we can tell, this will be Kozik’s first brick and mortar store; he does sell his work on his website.
Kozik has a colorful career as an artist that spans across many mediums including silkscreening, album cover design, art toy works, video and music. He currently lives and works in San Francisco with his wife, Sharon, and their four cats.
We emailed Kozik and he had this to say about his new venture:
Yes, we will be moving our design offices there and opening a small store as well! All sorts of fun ‘urban vinyl’ figures, prints, t-shirts and art things. We should be open some time in July. We will be redoing the facade for a cleaner brighter look!
As a long time residents of the Richmond (21 years) we have always wanted a spot on Clement and now its reality!
We have a feeling Kozik’s store will be a very colorful addition to Clement Street
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