Lypsinka and Illustrator Stefano Imbert Launch Online Store
Lypsinka - The Goddess of Showbiz - and illustrator Stefano Imbert have announced the opening of Lypsinka's online store. Available at this site are numerous merchandise items adorned with images created by artist Stefano Imbert for fans of the world-famous personage Lypsinka.
Products now offered are magnets, button, mugs, t-shirts, iPhone cases and note cards. On the greeting cards for holidays and life events, Lypsinka finds herself the star of "Berserk Birthday," functioning as a divorce lawyer, running a day care center, and for Thanksgiving she's a fashion model spewing jeweled food from her cornucopia couture. And more! In time for the holidays, new items will be added, such as a baseball cap and Christmas cards, two of which are currently available. Displayed on every item is an image of Lypsinka.
Lypsinka has appeared on the stage in I Could Go On Lip-Synching, As I Lay Lip-Synching, Now It Can Be Lip-Synched, Lypsinka Must Be Destroyed, Lypsinka! The Boxed Set (Helen Hayes Award, LA Weekly Award, Los Angeles Critics' Circle Award, Drama Desk nomination), Lypsinka: A Day In The Life (2 Drama Desk nominations), Lypsinka IS Harriet Craig, as The Stepmother in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Transport Group's concert performance of Once Upon A Mattress (as Queen Aggravain) and The Passion of the Crawford. John Epperson, the man behind the scenes of Lypsinka's world, is the author of the stage musicals Ballet of the Dolls, Dial 'M' For Model, the play My Deah: Medea For Dummies (an Obie-winning production), and a re-edit of James Kirkwood's Legends! performed by Lypsinka and others at Town Hall in New York and Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C. He is also the creator and performer of an autobiographical show John Epperson: Show Trash that details his growing up as a classical-trained pianist in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, working for American Ballet Theatre as a musician and creating Lypsinka in the hotbed of the East Village 80s scene in Manhattan. As a film actor he has been in the Oscar-winning "Black Swan," "Kinsey," "Angels In America," "Another Gay Movie," "Another Gay Sequel," "Vampire's Kiss" with Nicholas Cage, and "Witch Hunt" with Dennis Hopper. Epperson and Lypsinka are the subjects of an Emmy-winning documentary for PBS. www.lypsinka.com
Stefano Imbert is a professional artist and illustrator based in New York City. He was born and raised in Rome, Italy, and moved to New York in 1997. He has created theater poster art and design for Boomerang Theatre Company's annual Shakespeare and repertory productions since 2005, Mint Theater Company's productions since 2008, Kaleidoscope Production's entry in the New York Musical Theater Festival, Hartford Stage, Take Wing and Soar Productions, Philadelphia Children's Theatre Company, and other theaters nationwide. Stefano's book covers have been published internationally by Oxford University Press, Light Hunter Publications, and Simon & Schuster, and he has created images for Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Lindblad Expeditions, Accademia dei Artisti Piccoli, and Graphic Artists Guild. He is also a monthly writer/illustrator contributor for the London-based men's fashion blog, menswearstyle.co.uk. Stefano's work has been included in exhibits at the Leslie-Lohman Museum and Museum of American Illustration, and a solo show of his theater posters was hosted at the Society of Illustrators (New York). Stefano is a graduate of Rome's Istituto D'Arte and New York's School of Visual Arts, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Illustrators (New York) as International Chair. His images can be viewed at www.stefanoimbert.com.
Lypsinka's online store may be accessed at www.zazzle.com/lypsinka*.