US artist Jermaine Rogers has just released a new vinyl figure of a knife-weilding rabbit titled “Choices”.
“This 8 inch vinyl figure strikes an alert pose, wide-eyed and aware. Our little bunny must make an important choice…and he holds the instrument to carry out his decision. What bunny’s choice is and what the implications of his decision will be is for you to decide. ‘Choices’ (regular edition) figure is limited to 500 pieces worldwide.”
The Koala and I have quite a collection of rabbit shaped vinyl toys already, but I want this one so bad!
Jermaine Rogers is an artist/designer based between Brooklyn NY and Houston, TX and is known for his distinctive poster art. His clients include (some bands you might have heard of like) NIN, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool, Foo Fighters, Blink 182, Alice in Chains, Deftones, Radiohead, David Bowie, Morrissey, The Cure, Public Enemy and some other bands. Rogers style is very much Americana poster art with cool colours, characters and psychedelic typography. Rogers lists Frank Kozik as an influence and I’ve written about Kozik before here and here.
I dug a bit deeper and a whole lot of bunny-related work by Jermaine Rogers fell out.
Like any modern fan-girl would do I messaged Jermaine to pick his brains about his bunny connection. I had to know if he also had a pet rabbit. He replied “Yes, I love bunnies…lots of weird little history there. And yes, I’m inspired by our 2 pet buns.”
Jermaine Rogers has two pet rabbits are named Maui and Maple. Rock on little buns! I’m often inspired by Tofu the bunny so I’m not surprised other bunny owners feel the same way about their buns. It’s also inspiring to see a bunny-loving artist with great success doing what they love.
Here is a special bunny “Aleppin Sane” poster for a Foo Fighters The Joint Tour 2008 in Las Vegas. Inspired by Aladdin Sane the David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust cover. Original artwork shot by Brian Duffy.
Check out more of Jermaine Roger’s work here.
In the meantime, here are more of his bunny-inspired works.
these bunnies scare me :O they remind me a little of happytreefriends – where cute animals do not so cute things.
Glad he’s into the softer, gentler kind because his work frightens me.
I had no idea that bunnies were so big in the music and art world!