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PIQ SoHo Grand Opening: Rilakkuma, Ron English, Tattly, Smiski, Wheel of Prizes

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PIQ SoHo Grand Opening: Rilakkuma, Ron English, Tattly, Smiski, Wheel of Prizes

SoHo just got a lot more fun! Join us this week as we celebrate the opening of PIQ SoHo!

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Smiski In Person @ PIQ SoHo Saturday 7/28 2-4pm

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Smiski In Person @ PIQ SoHo Saturday 7/28 2-4pm

Come down and glow like Smiski this Saturday 07/28 from 2-4pm!

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Zard Apuya: The PIQ Interview

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Zard Apuya: The PIQ Interview

Using his detailed sculpting and painting techniques, Zard Apuya created a new series of custom food themed Munnys and Dunnys. Zard sat down to talk about how he makes his customs, and the challenges of snacking while sculpting. Your customs aren't just straightforward static creations. Most are frozen moments of action, usually in the act of being eaten. What are some of your animation inspirations or other sources? Food is meant to be eaten so it made sense for me to make it look like someone took a bite. It also gives me the chance to design the inside, especially for candy...

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POPprolific: The PIQ Justin Alan Volpe Interview

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POPprolific: The PIQ Justin Alan Volpe Interview

Justin Alan Volpe, creator of POPprolific and the master of mash-ups, talked with us in advance of his limited-edition release at PIQ Grand Central. As an illustrator, sculptor, and designer, Justin makes toys that bring together fine art, comics, and childhood obsessions. The new release, The Priors of Chaos, shows the core of the POPprolific aesthetic, to be both detailed and dynamic. These 5.5” clear resin blue-glow figures are the result of a decade of sculpting, collecting and casting. Realizing the layers of technique involved, we asked Justin about the skills and processes he uses in creating characters. The qualities...

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PIQ Interview: Seamus Mullarkey aka “Rashers Tierney” Author of F*ck You I’m Irish

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PIQ Interview: Seamus Mullarkey aka “Rashers Tierney” Author of F*ck You I’m Irish

PIQ Interview: Seamus Mullarkey aka “Rashers Tierney” Author of F*ck You I’m Irish Seamus Mullarkey is an Irishman living in New York who like many transplants loves the city but found himself missing and talking constantly about home. Luckily for us Seamus is writer with a deep sense of history and the skill to make everything entertaining. Under the pseudonym Rashers Tierney, he wrote the history and social impact of the Irish people in a short book F*ck You I’m Irish that will leave anyone laughing. Seamus will join us at PIQ Grand Central Terminal on St. Patrick’s Day Friday...

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