We've been working on something very exciting behind the scenes, and we've been dying to tell you about it! Finally we can let the cat out the bag and tell you about Muklet's first foray into collaborations!
Robert Grieves' work first came to our notice some years ago when his short animated film SAUSAGE won 8 festival awards and qualified for the 2015 Oscars and BAFTAs. We immediately fell in love with his illustration style which drew on inspiration from the retro era. So, when Muklet decided we wanted to take in a resident artist to develop some characters especially for us we gave Robert a call!
It was still early days of Muklet then, we didn't really have much to show for ourselves, but fortunately for us Rob loved our concept, and was excited to come onboard and work on some characters for us. We started by sending Rob some of our inspiration boards:
We then discussed that it might be fun to design a boy and girl character - our muklets if you will. We would then dress them up in different retro outfits, the first ones being a Cowboy and Cowgirl.
Robert has been an animator for the past 15 years and his career has been grounded in Motion Graphics both in London and Sydney. He's regularly worked with broadcasters including the BBC, ABC, Disney and the History Channel. His projects have collected two Gold Promax/BDA awards, the first ever Emmy for Outstanding Motion Design, and recently shortlisted for Best TV Graphics at the British Animation Awards. Robert’s also created interactive animations for Madame Tussaud's and Cirque du Soleil, as well as pioneering backdrops for Hairspray the Musical and the London Olympic Ceremonies. So you could say, he's a pretty talented guy, and we are chuffed to bits he want to 'dip his toe' into the world of Children's clothing with us!
Most excitingly the launch of Rob's first apparel and accessory designs coincide with the launch of a truly awesome animation commission by Sesame Street, which premiered just recently on HBO, and is also available to watch online. It's aim is to inspire kids to eat healthy food. Check it out on this link:
We hope you love our Cowboy & Cowgirl as much as we do. Products are available to purchase exclusively online: