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Playful Gorilla Sponsors Philly Chili Bowl 4

BigBite Philly would be nothing without the support of our various sponsors and supporters, and we continuously have to give big shout-outs to our long-time supporters who have been with us from the beginning! One of these very awesome and giving supporters, hands down, is Playful Gorilla.

Not only has Playful Gorilla given us amazing logo designs, he also kills it when competing in our BigBite Competitions. He competed and placed 2nd in the 2011 Philly Chili Bowl with an Albino Rhino Chili and took 3rd place at the 2011 Wing King Competition with his Karibbean Kraken wings. This guy is a beast!


So what is Playful Gorilla? Playful Gorilla is Philly’s own, soon-to-be, start-up toy company. As a budding toy company Playful Gorilla has been hard at work honing in on a new style to bring to the masses. Currently showcasing custom designs, custom illustrations and custom toys, Playful Gorilla seeks to bring a fresh take on awesome properties creating very limited artwork for your viewing pleasure.

Playful Gorilla infuses the absolute love of art and its award-winning design talents into everything it produces. With that being said, you can also look to Playful Gorilla for a unique take on all your creative needs! From logos to limited edition t-Shirts; from customized toys to one-off originals sculpts; from character designs to 3d printing; Playful Gorilla has got your stylized design needs covered.
Check out some of the playful designs on facebook, and Instagram or follow him on Twitter.

Food Art: From Shelf to Wall

Love the books you have and want to figure out another way of showing them off? New York artist, Jane Mount can solve that problem. She paints the spine of your favorite books on your bookshelf, or the books you wish you had on your bookshelf. Mount turns the graphic design on books into art, like this beautiful cookbook line-up (jelly) below.

These prints are a great gift for your bookworm friends and just an awesome way to remember books that are important and inspire you. For other designs and prints check out her online store here.



2012 Chili SPOONsor: Playful Gorilla

BigBite can not express how thankful we are for the amount of support provided for our events, especially from our sponsors! It is this support that moves us forward!  Real talk. We want to thank Playful Gorilla for showing us love (again) for the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl!

Playful Gorilla showcases custom illustrations, limited edition art toys and animated shorts created by Alex Rivera (who does all the Bigbite design like this logo, this logo, and this one!!) as well as favorite client work for your visual viewing pleasure. Playful Gorilla is dedicated to upholding artistic freedom, the pursuit of unbridled creativity and remembering a time before it was all about the money.

Playful Gorilla infuses the absolute love of art and design into everything that is produced. With that being said look to Playful Gorilla for a unique take on all of your creative needs. From event flyers to e-commerce sites; from custom toys to funny t-shirts; from logos to 3D creatures; Playful Gorilla has got your design needs covered. Playful Gorilla reminds you that working hard and staying and your grind requires sacrifice.

Hustle now. Hustle hard – sleeping is for the birds. Check out some of the playful designs on facebook here and “like” Playful Gorilla, because BigBite said so!

You can also follow this funny dude on twitter to stay up on his new designs! Playful Gorilla will be at the 3rd Annual Philly Chili Bowl, so bring your art ideas with you!