Unkie Monkie Studios

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Pop-Art for the Instant Generation!  Featuring bits of vintage advertising images, off-kilter humor, words, and phrases, and a pop-art & culture sensibility, Unkie Monkie Studios has been an online repository for all things retro for more than a decade.  Form Function Style is happy to represent the studio’s recent expansion into surface design on a wide variety of products for the novelty gift market.

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A Rabbit in a Chef’s Hat

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Bunnys Waffle Shops Kitchen Towels at Roostery Home Decor

We’ve always gotten a kick out of this logo since Unkie Monkie Studios found it on a matchbook cover years ago.  There isn’t much available on the history of the Bunnys Waffle Shops chain beyond the fact that there were at least 3 locations in San Francisco, California: 1102 Market Street, 964 Market Street, and 11 McAllister Street.  An internet image search reveals several pieces of dishware originally manufactured by Tepco China for the restaurant.  An Unkie Monkie Studios fan contacted us recently who’s parents frequented Bunnys during the early 1940s, and who himself visited Bunnys regularly as an adult in the 1960s.  One of our employees who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s and 1980s never ran across any of the Bunnys locations, unfortunately.

Unkie Monkie Studios offers this great illustration on a variety of fabrics and home accessories at the Form Function Style Spoonflower and Roostery Home Decor stores.