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above: some of the custom painted fenders for the Kid Kustom's Roddler (shown below)
You may have read, or seen, in some gadget and design blogs, Kid Kustoms' very hip Roddler, a trike stroller with fifties-style fenders and embellishments. Or their new Trike conversion kit, The Enzo Trike, available with optional detachable "Buddy Wagon". They are great looking, very pricey custom strollers for design-centric or uber fashionable parents.
But in addition to the already eye-stopping looks of the Roddler or their new conversion kit, they, along with PPG industries and Wheaty Wheat Studios , invited over 50 artists to custom paint the Roddler fenders for a charity auction called Tins For Tots.
They invited the world’s best hot rod pin stripers, street artists, illustrators, air brushers, graphic designers, and cartoonists to compete in one of 3 categories to generate awareness and resources for charitable organizations.
The auction has yet to take place but many of the submissions have already come in.
Here are some of the fenders thus far (please click on each image to enlarge).
Mega & Romeo:
above images courtesy of Kid Kustoms and Vinyl Abuse
Participation was by invitation only. Each artist was provided a set of fenders. While interchangeable on any of the Kid Kustoms Roddler strollers, the finished products are to be displayed in prominent galleries worldwide, and auctioned off on a custom mounted frame with a signed letter of authenticity. The Auction date has yet to be determined.
Upon submission of their works, D.A.W.S (Dads Against Wack Strollers) subscribers and readers from the esteemed magazines providing event coverage vote to determine the favored artists in each category.
The proceeds from all sales are donated to the artists’ choice of one of the five participating charitable foundations; One is Greater than None, UNICEF, Sacred Circle, Action Against Hunger and Conservation International.
The only stipulation for the contest is fenders must be painted in the Kid Kustoms color palate, which consists of 9 offerings from the PPG Vibrance collection that are exclusive to the Roddler.
You can subscribe to D.A.W.S. by sending an e-mail to DAWS@KidKustoms.com
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in next years event
"We are motivated by our desire to make inspired, inventive, and incredibly functional products. Our brand transcends the traditional bounds of the juvenile consumer market and has received critical acclaim by the most discerning figures in fashion, technology, and automotive industries. It is the essence of employing the art of science. Through stellar design, an innovative approach and the integrity of our product and demeanour; we are proud to be the face of the revolution in Juvenile Products. Long live tins and fins."
-Joe Iacono and Jamie Coblenz of Kid Kustoms
Joe Iacono, Kid Kustoms and Iacono Design
Jamie Coblentz, Kid Kustoms and Pinstripe Prep
See the Roddler and Enzo trike Conversion kit at Kid Kustoms.