Illustrated Interview: Cupco
Iconic status
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In the age of big businesses, retail chains and global franchises, no single entity stands with as much monolithic presence as “CUPCO”.

Cupco, real name Luke Temby, has made a name for himself over the last decade for his prolific output of multi- disciplinary pop art. He became infamous for his machine like output, blurring the lines between traditional art and mass culture items. Looking through his body of work can often seem like stepping into a bizarro version of Daiso. Instead of $2.80 back scratchers and umbrellas you’ll find plush toys of suicide bombers, demon heads, hyper sexual cartoons and even sponges with Bart Simpson sewed into them (not to mention his prints, key chains, apparel etc).

We asked tha man himself some questions about his work, Japan, and what a Disney film about him would be like.

So shout outs to tha man Cupco!!! You can find that man himself here and @Cupco.

Giraffe Demon 🦒 👺#tbt

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CRAB CLAW FEAR DEMONS🦀💀

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Free hand-pulled screenprint with every CUPCO order!!

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July 4, 2018
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