SUPAPOP® CITY | LAS VEGAS LAUNCH
Sean Danconia, Disney ®Artist and Anime Expo® Guest of Honor, debuts SupaPop Studio and his flagship brand incubator—“SupaPop City” at Licensing Expo 2015 (Mandalay Bay Convention Center) in Las Vegas, June 9-11th. Joseph Watson Collection to host a red-carpet Animation Premiere event on June 10th.
Artist / designer Sean Danconia’s dynamic take on the comic & animation worlds has made him a household name among Pop-Art aficionados. Recent exhibitions of his work include Disney’s Wonderground Gallery (Disneyland® Resort), Mouche Gallery, Hero Complex and Sotheby’s.
Danconia's own SupaPop Studios will unveil SupaPop City at Licensing Expo 2015! Danconia’s latest hyper-inventive imagination explosion. Inspired and set in the multi-pop-cultural city of San Francisco, Danconia’s universe masterfully superglues Gaming, Comics, Anime, Cinema and Music into the ultimate licensing launch. While SupaPop Studios functions as a Creative Lab for his latest inventions, SupaPop City acts as an umbrella brand kicking-out new characters, collections and baby-brands aimed at a "forever young" audience.
Aimed at a wide demographic – from tweens, teens and tastemakers of all ages – SupaPop City will rolls-out a range of categories starting with apparel, accessories, home furnishings, toys/collectibles, gaming and apps. Having opened last year’s Anime Expo 2014 with his original animation feature, Danconia’s SupaPop City is already garnering attention from top creative studios catering to a host of media platforms.
SupaPop City's premier game offering will feature “My Starling” in a futuristic-Dim Sum adventure, in collaboration with 5 Elements Entertainment. The SupaPop City universe unfolds as a Time-Capsule-Toy city, created and sealed in Sixties San Francisco… set to POP! open in 2016. Inside is the future – of our past – a retro futurist rainbow youthquake!
SupaPop City's irreverent character set and eye-popping visuals are inspired by 60’s Animation, Design, Pop Art & Music, along with a collage of cultural kitsch from the “flower-power” capital of the world. As with Danconia’s previous brand collections and characters—developed for Disneyland’s Vault 28, Saks 5th Avenue, Fred Segal, Hot Topic and PacSun—SupaPop City targets hip, cutting edge retailers. Plans for SupaPop City retail capsules are also in the works, building on the success of Danconia’s “Artist in Residence” Pop-Up Shop at Downtown Disney® District.
Above | Booth pics from Licensing Expo 2015, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas NV