Where the wild things are: NYC
Want to know how to launch something? Read on… NYC & Company and Warner Bros. Pictures have partnered to transform New York City into an urban forest in celebration of the highly anticipated motion-picture adaptation of one of the most beloved children’s books of all time, Where the Wild Things Are. From Monday, October 12-Friday, October 16, New York City’s five boroughs will host a number of cultural events, special exhibits, celebrity appearances, promotional giveaways, outdoor adventures, and “wild” festivities leading up to the film’s national release. Directed by Spike Jonze, “Where the Wild Things Are” was adapted for the big screen with the help of Dave Eggers, and based on the original book by Maurice Sendak. During “Wild Things Week in NYC,” fans young and old are invited to explore their creative side and let their imaginations run wild.
For a complete list of readings, exhibitions, and children’s programs visit www.nycgo.com/wildthingsweek.
To get a perspective on the gloabl release, popping up around the globe, the many fashion, art and retail projects linked to the upcoming release of “Where the Wild Things Are,” has us wondering where the wild things are not. Only two weeks remain until the debut of Spike Jonze’s insanely-anticipated film and the unconventional spin-off music, apparel, exhibits and home furnishings only rival the reportedly unconventional film itself. We’ve gathered as close to a complete overview of the blitz as we could.
Most astounding, the collection of costumes designed by Christian Joy, who drew on her experience designing for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, lend an incredible rock ‘n’ roll reinterpretation of Max and the other wild creatures (pictured above). The originals are currently on display at L.A.’s Space 15 Twenty Gallery as part of their pop-up store devoted to the film both in merchandise and in architecture. (Pictured below, all images of the space via Kitsune Noir)
Also at Urban Outfitters’ conceptual boutique, you can buy an exclusive Filmmaker Print Series or just ogle the exhibit, but keep in mind that proceeds benefit the creative nonprofit 826LA. Signed and numbered by Spike Jonze and cinematographer Lance Acord, the limited edition prints are as sure to be valuable as they are stunning (pictured below).
Co-founded by Jonze, Girl Skateboard Company released a series of limited edition boards for the film, putting your favorite monster right at your feet. To get in the mood for the epic film, curl up with a calmed down Karen O as she and fellow indie musicians dubbed The Kids take you through a melodious adventure on the “Where The Wild Things Are” soundtrack (pictured below). A sneak peek at what the movie has in store, the soundtrack is available now for free live streaming from Imeem and can be purchased from Amazon.
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