DorothyThe Intellectual Junk Shop
Dorothy’s intellectual junk shop takes up residence at KK Outlet throughout December. Expect a weird and wonderful selection of music, film, literature, architecture and art ephemera.
Ali, Phil, Jim and Tich each did a tour of duty in the field of advertising before going AWOL in 2010 to work on their own ideas under the moniker of Dorothy. Their UK based studio now produces conceptual prints, products and artworks that are sold and exhibited internationally. Dorothy’s work has been described by the press both as ‘beautifully clever’ and ‘terribly wicked’.
Enjoying pride of place in the gallery exhibition space are Dorothy’s two newest offerings: The slightly weird but very wonderful Rock ‘N Roll Zoo range which is inspired by the titles of songs from the history of popular music including animal classics like Buffalo Soldier (Bob Marley), Elephant Stone (The Stone Roses), Eye Of the Tiger (Survivor) and Hounds of Love (Kate Bush) and; Game Map which is the latest imaginary city in Dorothy’s best selling Street Map range and features the titles of over 500 video games and other references from the history of gaming. Dorothy will also be exhibiting their Casualties of War sculptures and Home Shit Home artwork (just returned from being exhibited in the US).
KK Outlet’s shop shelves are choc-a-block full with Dorothy’s mirthful mix of gifts, collectables and art. Unique and affordable gifts available, priced £10 – £1,000.
As well as hosting Dorothy’s intellectual junk shop, KK Outlet is also participating in the Shoreditch Christmas Triangle 2014. Now in its 6th consecutive year, it brings together a fascinating collection of designers, stores, galleries, studios, cafes, bars, brands and one-off events for a series of late night shopping events taking place in Shoreditch every Thursday night in December: 4th, 11th & 18th, 6pm – 9pm.