VENICE, CA, March 16, 2012: Blik, the innovative maker of self-adhesive surface graphics is excited to announce the launch of Keith Haring ~ Pattern Wall Tiles,
a new eco-friendly take on Haring's repeating patterns. Although he is best known for his iconic line-drawings of radiant babies and barking dogs, Haring was fascinated by complex surface pattern and startling color combinations. The launch of the wall tiles is timed with the opening of Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit is the first large-scale exhibition of Haring's early career tracing the development of Haring's visual vocabulary. The exhibition includes 155 works on paper, numerous experimental videos and over 150 archival objects.
The striking pattern, reminiscent of the black and white mural from Keith Haring's original Pop Shop, moves across two 28" x 48" tiles. Like all Blik Pattern Wall Tiles, Keith Haring ~ Pattern Wall Tiles are self-adhesive (no messy glue required), movable, reusable and eco-friendly (free of both PVC's and phthalates.) Completely customizable, the wall tiles can be cut, crafted and arranged in a number of ways. Create an accent over a sofa or frame a small section of a wall, or add more tiles to the design to recreate the mural environment. The environmentalist in you will love them and the art critic in you will happily approve.
"It's been two years since the launch of new Keith Haring graphics and fans have been anxiously awaiting a new release," said Blik co-founder Scott Flora. "I think they will be pleased with the versatility of the Pattern Wall Tiles. It's Haring in a whole new light."
"We love that any room, closet or item can immediately be transformed into a Keith Haring with these patterns adapted from Keith Haring's Pop Shop," said David Stark, President of Artestar LLC, an international brand licensing and consulting firm who represents The Haring Foundation. "Haring believed in the democratization of art and its ability to transform individuals and the world. Working with Blik enables us to provide design forward products and a creative means to perpetuate Harings's beliefs and mission."
Keith Haring ~ Pattern Wall Tiles are now available at Blik for $50 and join Haring's existing line at Blik.
The wall tiles will also be sold at the Brooklyn Museum shop. High-res images available. Email Heather@whatisblik.com
ABOUT KEITH HARING:
Keith Haring (1958-90) was an artist and activist who frequently used his art to speak about social issues. He was one of the most renowned of the young artists, filmmakers, performers and musicians whose work responded to urban street culture of the 80s. Diagnosed with AIDS in 1988, Haring established the Keith Haring Foundation in 1989 to provide funding and imagery to AIDS organizations, and to ensure that his philanthropic legacy would continue indefinitely. The Keith Haring Foundation's mission is to sustain, expand and protect the legacy of Haring's art and his ideals. The Foundation supports organizations that assist underprivileged children, as well as those engaged in education, research and care with respect to AIDS and HIV. The Haring Foundation is represented by Artestar LLC, an international brand licensing and consulting firm, who specializes in fine art, fashion and
design brands. For more information, visit www.keithharing.com.
For 10 years, Blik has been the leading designer and maker of innovative self-adhesive, removable surface graphics. Co-founded in Venice, CA in 2002 by architect Scott Flora and food editor Jerinne Neils, Blik was an exploration into the concept of the "wall as canvas." Today, through groundbreaking production methods, original design and collaboration with such brands as Threadless, Upper Playground, Keith Haring Estate, Atari, NAMCO, Nintendo and Charles & Ray Eames, Blik is an I.D. Magazine Product Design Distinction Award Winner and participated in the esteemed Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. In 2010, Blik was named as one of Entrepreneur's Top 100 Brilliant Companies. The full Blik product line is available online and at retailers worldwide. For more information, please visit