After teasing never-before-seen plush dolls of Bert and Ernie from Sesame Street last week, KAWS has now provided us with the best look yet at the project.
The first Instagram post featured an image of Ernie, alongside the caption “I feel like it’s already Friday… I’m looking forward to the next few months…” hinting that it may see a release in either Fall or Winter.
The second Instagram post, this time depicting Bert, also shows the cuddly toy up close, with the caption reading “#goodmorning #KAWS #mood.”
Both characters’ eyes have been replaced by KAWS’ signature “X” motif. Check out both posts below.
The news comes shortly after the graffiti artist joined forces with Uniqlo UT on a well-received set of T-shirts. The same summer, he also designed several plush BFF characters for Kim Jones’ inaugural Dior show — one of which was seen valued on StockX with an initial asking price of $9,999,999.
Will you find a place in your home for Bert and Ernie? Let us know if you plan on copping below.
Now peep the KAWS holiday card, commissioned by the MoMA.