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Popkiller's Pop Factory Churns Out Graphic Tees for LA Artists

Photo: Popkiller
Photo: Popkiller

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Popkiller isn't letting a few closed doors slow its expanding empire. After packing up its legendary Sunset Boulevard shop last week and its OC outpost last year, the J-Pop retailer is opening doors for LA artists with its DTLA-based Pop Factory, a new venture that'll produce and distribute tees featuring their work.

Via Pop Factory's site, local talents can submit their art for potential apparel collabs; if selected, the retailer will handle all printing, production, and local and global sales. In addition to sharing a piece of the money pie, Popkiller will also stock the merch at its Pop Tee Shop in Little Tokyo and its Los Feliz boutique. The feline-obsessed brand has already teamed with legendary punk band Circle Jerks, LA illustrator Kii Arens, SF artist John Hersey, and lady street artist Sand One to produce tees.

Got art? Hopeful collaborators can submit their designs at Pop Factory's site here.