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Ravi Zupa Releases New Set of Cheeky, Dog-Themed Matchboxes

July 20th, 2019

Following the success of his drunk cat matchbox collaboration with Arna Miller, Ravi Zupa has released a new set of matchboxes, this time featuring canines. The 10 designs depict various dog breeds paired with subtly humorous text that celebrates the complex personalities of our closest friends and family. “These are the people in our lives with complicated dispositions and attitudes who never fail to bring us joy, even when they’re jerks,” Zupa explains. “This new set of matchboxes is an effort to give the overly expressive, stubborn, supportive, unpredictable, confused and self important... Read More

It’s Time to Pull Off the Impossible

June 16th, 2019

Ravi Zupa has released the third of five posters in the monthly series titled Marvelous Adventures. All characters for the series are pulled from Hindu mythology and showcase some of the oldest superheroes on Earth. The print, titled It’s Time To Pull Off The Impossible, features Hanuman, who represents self control, strength, stamina and devotion. “There are many other monkey heroes and trickster characters in mythologies throughout Asia and many of those stories are related to Hanuman,” says Zupa of the poster’s key image. “The story depicted here is one of his most famous adventures.” During... Read More

Don’t Be So Shy – The Copper Children

May 25th, 2019

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It is Inexhaustible

May 14th, 2019

As winter fades away and the natural world begins to wake, Ravi Zupa has ushered in spring with the release of the fourth print in his Tattoo Gratitude series. “Every year around this time, there seems to be a lot of chaos and upheaval,” Zupa says. “Perhaps this is partly because of the change of seasons as we recover from the darkness of winter and begin our return trip toward longer days. Springtime is a violent and destructive phenomenon first, before it gives way to birth and nurture.” This fourth piece in the series depicts a dragon, a cat who has caught a snake, and a peacock. The... Read More

“There’s Work To Be Done” from Ravi Zupa’s Marvelous Adventures Series

May 1st, 2019

RAVI ZUPA RELEASES NEXT PRINT IN COMIC BOOKCOVER POSTER SERIES, MARVELOUS ADVENTURES Garuda Featured in Second Release Depicting Hindu Gods and Goddesses as Comic Book Heroes   Ravi Zupa has released the second of five posters in the monthly series titled “Marvelous Adventures.” All characters for the series are pulled from Hindu mythology and showcase some of the oldest superheroes on Earth. The print, titled “There’s Work To Be Done,” features Garuda—the courageous, loyal companion and mount to Vishnu in Hinduism. He symbolizes courage, strength and commitment, and is hugely... Read More

Korey Shumway

April 26th, 2019

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Ravi Zupa Releases New Print, “Buraq and Mahakala”

April 3rd, 2019

Continuing his exploration of spiritual and mythical characters from cultures across the world, Ravi Zupa has released the third print in his Tattoo series featuring Buraq from the Islamic tradition and a buddhist version of Mahakala. At the top, we see Mahakala—a fierce, chaotic form of Shiva (husband of Kali) who plays a significant role in Tibetan Buddhism. Like his wife, he is a symbol of time and thus is bound by no rules or structures of morality comprehensible by the human mind. “Facing Mahakala is the most alarming and frightening event in the life of any consciousness,” Zupa says... Read More