Did you know that more than 100 people have Johnny Cupcakes tattoos? Heck, it’s possible you may not even know who Johnny Cupcakes is. Even so chances are you’ve seen his designs somewhere. The crossbones cupcake wunderkind, JC started printing tee shirts as a lark and now at the ripe old age of 27, he’s developed an amazingly successful business (and a rabid fan base) making collectible tees and other gear. The first 100 on hand for the anniversary celebration of his Melrose store, this Saturday August 1 at 3:00 pm, will get a limited edition gift. There will be cupcakes and barbecue, and I’m guessing you’ll get to rub elbows with a lot of sleeved 20-somethings in stovepipe jeans. If you can’t make the opening, as luck would have it, you have another opportunity next week to hang out with Johnny Cupcakes. Click through to win tickets!
Pirates, Spielberg, the 80s, and Corey Feldman–it’s not hard to understand why The Goonies was one of Johnny Cupcakes’ favorite films when he was growing up. He’s presenting the movie at Fairfax Cinemas August 8 at midnight. Yes, there will be giveaways and limited edition tee-shirts. Seats are $10, but we have a pair of tickets for some lucky Metblogs reader. [When online sales are available I’ll post a link in the comments below.] JC explains, “Every type of person collects, understands, and appreciates my brand: Fashionable people, college kids, artsy kids, thugs, indie rockers, skaters, young adults, sneaker heads, and more.” Just leave a note in the comments box below and tell us what type of person you are and why you love Johnny Cupcakes. The winner will be randomly selected Friday.
Johnny Cupcakes: 7959 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046, (323) 653-2253
Fairfax Cinemas: 7907 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90048, (323) 655-4010