K A W S

When you see Mickey Mouse your brain instantly thinks happiness or joy as the Disney brand portrays. Take a look at the pic, this fella doesn't seem too joyful. Honestly I see no expression at all. Brian Donnelly the creator behind KAWS. Brian is a New York native whom became popular designing limited edition toys & clothing. Brian's early work consisted of animation for projects such as 101 Dalmatians, Daria, and Doug. The toys and figures developed by him were a sensation around the globe; specifically in Japan. 

His work is currently most popular for collaborative projects. He is working with high end urban brands like Original Fake, A Bathing Ape, Undercover, Kung Faux, Nike, Vans, and Comme des Garcons. Brian's latest collaboration is with Jordan Brand. That's right, The Jumpman and reinverted Mickey are teaming up. Both Pharrell & Kanye West are major advocates for his brand as they've modeled and featured his creations. Fans are able to view Brian's exhibit in Museums & Parks in the US, Paris, London, Berlin, and Tokyo. 

Courtesy of Sole Collector