Have you seen this “Baniwi” video floating around your Facebook feed? The video, featuring a soft-spoken man in a crisp button-up, shares how to combine a kiwi with a banana, and consequently blew the minds of people around the world—mostly gullible ones. Although this video may be completely impossible and untrue, it embodies all our fondness for Robert Mahar’s creative mind. Knock Knock recently collaborated with Robert to create our new Paint-by-Number Postcard Kits and Personal Awards Ribbons. These six vintage-inspired gifts, including the paint by number for adults kits, perfectly illustrate Robert’s talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist. Read more about Robert in this special Q&A.
Knock Knock’s newest book, In Heroes We Trust: Street Artists and Their Heroes, hit shelves this summer. We chatted with its curator, Neely Shearer on her background with fashion, street art, and how the book transpired.
Illustrator and art director Rinee Shah created The Made-Up Words Project based on her popular project and website of the same name. It’s a collection of 100 unique and silly phrases crowd-sourced from real families around the globe—like sticking your cold feet under someone’s butt on the couch (“nurdeling”).Read more about Rinee—including how she came up with The Made-Up Words Project, her hobbies, and a certain need-to-know factoid—in this Q&A!
You’ve met “Calm the F*ck Down” author David Vienna, but now it’s time to shine the spotlight on the book’s fantastic illustrator: Erica Salcedo! Get to know her with this fun Q&A.
Jason Polan’s A Collection of Paper Options consists of 12 distinct hand-drawn patterns that will surely spark some creativity, yet are subtle enough to be used however you like.