Similar to Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", emerging fully formed from a seashell; Napkin Killa was born in a dark dive bar, emerging fully formed from a crushed beer can. With a vengeance, Mr. Killa grabbed a pen & started documenting his surroundings on the only medium instantly available: cocktail napkins. Nappy K started posting his napkin-based anthropological studies of Brooklyn bar patrons on Instagram. (below)
Below is a current look into the Killagram feed.
How did an internet joke become a career? Read on, baby!
New York Magazine's fashion vertical, The Cut found Killa on the gram and contracted the visual hitman to document New York Fashion Week (Sep. 2014) on his familiar canvas - napkins. NK drew fashion icons, street stylers, runway models at shows & party goers throughout that week. The fashion assassinations gained a lot of attention.
Napkin Killa became, like, the new hot thing for fashion parties. All the big brands came knocking at Killa's door. It became a regular thing for Nappy to be surrounded by models, arguing over whose turn it was to get drawn.
It's Napkin Killa, ya favorite supermodel's favorite (napkin) artist.
Soon Napkin Killa wasn't just drawing at fashion parties in New York, but major events across the country like Super Bowl 50, the Grammy's, SXSW and big concerts, where he rubbed shoulders with celebs and famous rappers. NK has drawn at events around the world for major brands like:
Originally from Los Angeles, Ca.
Currently based in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NYC.
Though Killa travels all over the world to do his napkin thang.
Here are some cities Killa got flown out to draw at events.
In June 2015, local non-profit #SaveArtspace selected a drawing by Killa to be put up on a 20 ft. billboard in Bushwick during Bushwick Open Studios. The billboard is still up and located at Morgan ave. & Johnson ave.
CONTACT A KILLA
Wanna have Napkin Killa draw at your next event?
Interested in commissioning some artwork?
You're a cool brand and you want to do an artist collaboration?
Curious about how much $$$ these napkins cost?
Curious about the meaning of life?
Hit me up: email@example.com or fill out this form.
In the hot summer of 2015, Nappy K recorded a mixtape called "Da Wipe Me Down Mixtape Vol. 69", where he wrote stupid raps over tracks from Snoop Dogg, Pharrell, Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Lil Boosie, & Ginuwine.