Monday, June 22, 2009

party with the artists at our ARTOMATIC installation spaces!!

we are co-hosting a popsicle social on friday June 26th at artomatic. Here's our invite:::


This FRIDAY NITE the SLAMMER and rAt invite you to join us for a special celebration of our most amazing amigxs in our Artomatic Spaces!! (Which are right next door to eachother!)

Come takeover the lounge in a chillfest, get active with the SLAMMER's amazing handcrafted hoops, check out rAts superhero wall of fame (including many stars like yourself), and enjoy a popsicle in the name of summer starting for realllll.

Oh yeah and check out both of our installations!

Hot summer boombox mixes will be playing live. and any art projects of your own- midwork or dying ot be seen for a nite- are welcome as well! bring it!!

As always dancing, stenciling on the newspaper floor, and 5 people hoola hooping together are all encouraged.

We are on the 6th floor, will be there at 8pm til the popsicles melt REPRESENT

luv, us two
rAt +

p.s. if you havent been to the Artomatic spot yet, its in the same building as the newly revamped Navy Yard Metro station. Go out the ballpark side. Sigh, yes the ballpark, making our own counterculturez just that much more crucialicious.

pps yes bring friends

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

hoops + shoop at VISIONS IN FEMINISM 2009 Conference

Hey Kids-
Come dig into this totally radically awesome conference, and stop in at our table on break- its a Rat + Mothershiester dream team!

We'll be hawking Diva Genius tees, hoodies + posters made with new metallic inks 4 summer, and brilliant handcrafted hoola hoops, created + demo'd before your very eyes!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sun 2/8 get yours at CRAFTS & KISSES!!!

kikapika designs for your pleasure

featured project: the diva genius series
check it out!

featuring DC's Radio CPR 97.5 talent!!
DJS: Diana, Mothershiester, bent, Natty BOOM, BJ, Jo
and yours truly, DJ rat

Stop by, enjoy the tunes, admire superstyled crafts, take in smashing personalities, and grab some goodies, or a kiss! And pick up a special something for your amig@s, lovers, and fam!!

12-6pm, Josephine Butler Center, right near Malcolm X Park

friends rok kikapika

you all rule!!
special thanks to coach v for the smokin ness

photos a repost from brightestyoungthings

photos from the lab: OPEN STUDIO!!

photos from kikapikas first official show
OPEN STUDIO at the Sheesha Palace 12/6/08
thanks to tweenina for photos!!

live silk screening


with on-the-spot mix cds of featured musicians

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sunday 12/22: kikapika designs at ROCK AND SHOP!!


Each year the Black Cat club packs its upstairs full of independent vendors selling some of the most unique clothes, music and knick knacks you'll find on the DC holiday market- its ROCK AND SHOP and its THIS SUNDAY, Dec 22nd.

AND kikapika designs' colorful streetwear and silkscreened posters will be ONSALE!!

come pick up these gems as gifts or a treat for yourself. original and mail- friendly!

Black Cat, 1811 14th St NW, FREE
*find us inside, at the hot hot SMASH RECORDS booth*

Starts at 8pm, come early for the best stuff ;) Free CDs with each item while they last.



just in, just 4 u

::fresh hoodies, handscreened posters & style tees in 5 designs, each featuring a DIVA GENIUS::

Grace Jones

DJ K-Swift

Gloria Trevi

Brenda Fassie
La Tigresa del Oriente

Pop art honoring artists who blast out loud in their own individual styles and personas, with no apologies.

Below, re-live their amazingness, or dare to skool yourself on a new artist!

Grace Jones

Baltimore Club Queen DJ K-Swift (R.I.P)

Gloria Trevi, sometimes called "The Mexican Madonna" sings about stubbornly being herself.

The Amazing Brenda Fassie of South Africa (R.I.P)

Peru's selfmade Cumbia Star La Tigresa del Oriente

Inspired by the DC Hot Commodities Crew, & the following badass DJs who banish DC mainstream
chokeholds on culture. Thanks to them for creating exciting & political bootyshaking spaces, and for daring to be themselves.

DJ bent * DJ Trash * DJ Mothershiester * DJ Natty BOOM * DJ RadiUS * DJ Nina Colada/ Miss Modular * DJs Choque y Fuga

Produced at the Sheesha Palace's Open Studio