false friends

coarse false frinds the sun age


The last sunset as they know it.


The noop rests snugly on his mattress, the constant heaving of the waves elevates him in his subconscious state. He is roused by a deep-rooted rumbling sensation, but quickly slips back into his cozy dreams. His tiny shack begins to shudder and his delicate bed frame creaks. With eyes wide open, he feels a powerful shift below. A loud crack is followed by the slow lick of molten matter passing under. He runs outside, and what he sees makes no sense to the naïve noop. The ground is convulsing, sending massive ripples across the land. The thin surface starts to rise up into large trembling mounds, bursting and erupting erratically. Vast gouges tear open the outer shell, revealing pools of greasy dark fluid. As the ominous juice starts to draw near, the noop follows his most natural instinct and starts to run as fast as he can. He has to escape the sinking ruins before they swallow him up.

He runs for a night and a day with no sense of direction. He passes through a dense forest that slumps deep into a teeming valley. Giant leaves try to entangle him as he rushes by. The foliage thins out and eventually he is in a smooth desert land, surrounded by a rhythm of powdery peaks. From the top of a dune, he sees a blemish on the horizon. The immense mass sends a thick coil of smoke high into the atmosphere. Unstoppable like a bad dream, as it ceaselessly poisons the spotless sky.

Over one hilltop he discovers a tranquil flatland. As night falls, he rests under a lonesome tree. For the first time in days, he feels safe from the path of devastation. At first light, the noop’s slumber is interrupted once again by a rumbling in the ground. In a millisecond he is at his feet. A single mound of churning earth is headed straight for him, toppling all the land it its course. He is stuck in his tracks, and before he has time to think, it stops right before him. As the dust cloud begins to disperse, the noop is face to face with locks, a curly catastrophe coated in sticky black slick. The unfamiliar two glare at each other as the sun begins to beat down on them, each trying to predict the outcome of this strange encounter. Before either one can display a hint of fear, they are interrupted by a bellowing from the dunes. paw! launches high above them, blotting out the burning sun. The two crouch, to avoid being crushed by the ferocious monkey-rabbit. It lands on all fours, spread widely over the dry desert pan, and slowly lifts its head to face its onlookers, spluttering under each growling breath. The unfamiliar three, bewildered by the events that swept away everything that they know, are lost in this instant. 

The noop’s surreal daydreams are interrupted when the chunky locks plunges back underground, smashing open the sandy crust. The tunnel he digs leaves a perfectly linear fold behind him. Before long, he pauses, and perks up his head, looking back to the dumbfounded duo and motions them to follow. Without a moment’s doubt, they are chasing a cascade of sand, speeding through the desert. Although blinded by the sun and a barrage of dust from ahead, they are filled with a newfound strength. As locks races down the massive dune escarpment, paw! and the noop get a full view of a landscape unlike anything they have ever seen; a yawning cavern filled with gurgling black juice and scattered with rocky outcrops. The ocean gushes down one ledge, all the water disappearing under the rising blackness. 

paw! and the noop clamber down to the oozing delta, unsure what awaits them. They approach a cluster of outlying rockpools that contract and expand like breathing organisms. locks takes the lead, shuffling over the gummy terrain, casually rolling through the shallow puddles as the others edge around every drip and bubble. They near the tidal inlet where the ocean waterfalls into the bottomless blackness. This is the moment when they spot nism. the shellbound pup, stranded on a tiny island. It peeks at them from under its husk. The noop gravitates towards the helpless soul, but cannot bring himself to enter the substance that recently brought his world to a collapse. Seeing the noop’s hesitation, locks takes a few sure strides into the heart of the semifluid, stopping right in front of nism. He turns to face them all as he leisurely begins descend. Unaffected, he beckons the others to come together. And with that, the noop and paw! give in to their innermost fears and enter the elastic nectar. A black essence seeps up their bodies, followed by their steady submergence. The four look at each other powerlessly, as they disappear under the surface of the elastomer. As they exit this reality, they pass through to a new perception. Their world is reduced to a tiny molecule at the mercy of a higher force. For the first time the meaning of their lives becomes clear. With the elastomer already beginning to implode, they must fight their destiny to free themselves forever.

coarse false frinds the sun age

coarse false frinds the sun age

coarse false frinds the sun age

false friends the sun age


This final generation of the false friends era is limited to 88 pieces and is exclusively available at San Diego Comic Convention and soon at coarse hkg.

Includes noop, muffled in his cuddly soft fur suit and his false friend paw! The two 13’’ vinyl figures are embedded safely in soft sponge, packed in a glossy wooden screen-printed box, with a giant paw! nose knob, all enclosed with an elastic strap. Each set contains one family and friends application code card.
 
coarse false frinds the sun age package
coarse false frinds the sun age package
coarse false frinds the sun age package

coarse false frinds the sun age package


coarse false freinds blackout

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coarse false freinds blackout

... continued 

Remaining Mass. A forgotten energy occupies the mountains. Abandoned exoskeletons, jagged spines and wrecked machines rest uneasy. A thousand souls are dumped into the monstrous crater. The invisible watcher endures the pain of another triumphant harvest. If only he could have warned his generation about this evil that they had kept so close to them.

Awakening of Spring. With a spasm, and a surge of bubbles, the embryo thumps the wall of its protective cell, submerged in dense fruity goo. Its pulse sends tiny shockwaves into the surrounding fluid. Cosily caught in a pocket of time, untouchable, oblivious to the destiny that awaits it.

Casting Shadows. Colours flutter, and the air is sweet and crisp. He watches over Gum City as a gentle breeze licks his face. His paw! blimp floats high above him. It reminds him of the lighter days they used to have together, but now a colossal shadow is beginning to hang over all of them. It is fall.

Friends in Pain. His eyes frantically search for a fragment of light. He has lost all sense of direction, a helpless particle falling through a strange dimension. In the same instant, his delicate body is huddled on a hungry beach. Colourless sky, skin and sand drown into the background. Blood streams out of his mouth, forming a muddy puddle below him. Cruel nature has torn two friends apart forever.

Glimpse of Truth. The noop finds himself trapped in a dark and musty room. He looks down over a familiar life force, as it lies restlessly on a mattress. Its misery occupies every inch of the space. Every breath it takes reveals the trauma faced by its defenceless cells. The bandages covering its eyes don’t stop the visions from coming. It sits up with a jolt and faces the noop. "Only you can stop this. Break the cycle and end the suffering forever."

coarse false freinds blackout

coarse false freinds blackout

False friends – blackout


Limited to 300 pieces. The set contains the cloaked noop and a pitch-black paw!, staring into nothingness. The distant duo is lost in black sponge. Hidden in a premium black box, stamped with gold and black foil – handcrafted to perfection. The package is completed with 3 original coarse poster prints and sealed by a transparent sleeve with the signature paw! nose. Each set includes a family and friends application card.
 
coarse family and friends members will receive an additional signed print.
 
Raise the dark friends from their suspicious dreams and let them meet their destiny.
Only they can save themselves now.


coarse false freinds blackout

coarse false freinds blackout

coarse false freinds blackout

coarse false freinds blackout
coarse false friends loser signature edition

sunrise over the elastomer


The morning sun pulsates over the heads of two new friends. The noop wipes the powder from his infant eyes. paw! is already awake and ready to explore their lush surroundings. 

The season of bliss is here. Warm yellow rays keep life calm and cozy. The soft air gently feeds the sleeping innocents. Gleaming dew droplets swell and rush towards the thirsty ground below. Perfect conditions to cultivate a crop. 

The noop wanders into the distance as the playful paw! bounces about him. The naive pair should enjoy this time, as they will not be able to live inside this protective shell forever. 

false friends loser – signature edition


The young noop and paw! duo come in a thriving yellow sunrise version, nurtured in protective sponge. They are packed in a lifesize paw! and noop face box, enclosed with a clear sleeve with an attached monkey rabbit nose. Each set includes one coarse family and friends application card. 

In stores February 3, 2010

Take care of your new seedlings and their futures could be saved.


coarse false friends loser signature edition
coarse false friends loser signature edition
coarse false friends loser signature edition
coarse false friends loser signature edition

coarse false friends loser signature edition
coarse false friends loser signature edition
coarse false friends loser hkg edition

lost for life


The noop lies sprawled across the warm ground in a sticky mess. His eyes, still blurred, catch sight of the bright blue sky behind the vast tree leaves. Not too long ago the elastomer was a dark and hostile place. Now it sparkles again in the boldest of colors, fresh and juicy. Giant fruits hang from the branches of the trees. In one, well protected and nourished, the noop had time to grow. But now he is ripe, and he has hatched from his fleshy fruit shell. 

He knows he can't stay out here in the open. Without the protection of cover he would be at their mercy. His shaky legs have never carried his body weight before. After a few attempts, he finally gets up. Standing, half stunned and dizzy, he gazes around and after a few seconds he slowly sets himself into an awkward walking motion. 

He strays around for a while after leaving the forest, the sun has already turned his pale skin slightly pink and his innocent body feels pain for the first time. All of a sudden a scream smashes the pristine silence.  Without hesitation the noop ducks down in the high grass nervously trying to spot where the sound came from - nothing. Out of nowhere it bounces right up into the sky like an oversized bullet. "YIEEEEEEEELP". Flying high above the noop's head, then stretching out its short legs to land softly and smoothly in the high grass a moment later.

The noop, curious and audacious, protrudes his head carefully to be able to examine the phenomenon that landed so close to him. Clearly not of his kind - a little shorter with 2 big ears flaunting in the wind. Giant teeth loom out of its mouth, its eyes menacing. With each of his body cells on alert, the noop's heart races for the first time in his short life. Instinct tells him that he is in great danger of this kind, he must raise his guard. Patient and without a sound the noop waits in the grass until dawn. When he raises his head again, the creature has gone. He is safe. For now at least.

Wandering the lowlands, the night has fallen. That which started almost inaudible, he is increasingly drawn to. The sound that would accompany him his entire life. The thundering of waves. Guided by this call in the darkness the noop finally reaches the beach. Jaded, he lies down. As soon as his face hits the cold sand, the noop is asleep. 

false friends the sun age 


Over one hilltop he discovers a tranquil flatland. As night falls, he rests under a lonesome tree. For the first time in days, he feels safe from the path of devastation. At first light, the noop’s slumber is interrupted once again by a rumbling in the ground. In a millisecond he is at his feet. A single mound of churning earth is headed straight for him, toppling all the land it its course. He is stuck in his tracks, and before he has time to think, it stops right before him. As the dust cloud begins to disperse, the noop is face to face with locks, a curly catastrophe coated in sticky black slick. The unfamiliar two glare at each other as the sun begins to beat down on them, each trying to predict the outcome of this strange encounter. Before either one can display a hint of fear, they are interrupted by a bellowing from the dunes. paw! launches high above them, blotting out the burning sun. The two crouch, to avoid being crushed by the ferocious monkey-rabbit. It lands on all fours, spread widely over the dry desert pan, and slowly lifts its head to face its onlookers, spluttering under each growling breath. The unfamiliar three, bewildered by the events that swept away everything that they know, are lost in this instant. 

The noop’s surreal daydreams are interrupted when the chunky locks plunges back underground, smashing open the sandy crust. The tunnel he digs leaves a perfectly linear fold behind him. Before long, he pauses, and perks up his head, looking back to the dumbfounded duo and motions them to follow. Without a moment’s doubt, they are chasing a cascade of sand, speeding through the desert. Although blinded by the sun and a barrage of dust from ahead, they are filled with a newfound strength. As locks races down the massive dune escarpment, paw! and the noop get a full view of a landscape unlike anything they have ever seen; a yawning cavern filled with gurgling black juice and scattered with rocky outcrops. The ocean gushes down one ledge, all the water disappearing under the rising blackness. 

paw! and the noop clamber down to the oozing delta, unsure what awaits them. They approach a cluster of outlying rockpools that contract and expand like breathing organisms. locks takes the lead, shuffling over the gummy terrain, casually rolling through the shallow puddles as the others edge around every drip and bubble. They near the tidal inlet where the ocean waterfalls into the bottomless blackness. This is the moment when they spot nism. the shellbound pup, stranded on a tiny island. It peeks at them from under its husk. The noop gravitates towards the helpless soul, but cannot bring himself to enter the substance that recently brought his world to a collapse. Seeing the noop’s hesitation, locks takes a few sure strides into the heart of the semifluid, stopping right in front of nism. He turns to face them all as he leisurely begins descend. Unaffected, he beckons the others to come together. And with that, the noop and paw! give in to their innermost fears and enter the elastic nectar. A black essence seeps up their bodies, followed by their steady submergence. The four look at each other powerlessly, as they disappear under the surface of the elastomer. As they exit this reality, they pass through to a new perception. Their world is reduced to a tiny molecule at the mercy of a higher force. For the first time the meaning of their lives becomes clear. With the elastomer already beginning to implode, they must fight their destiny to free themselves forever.

coarse false friends loser hkg edition

coarse false friends loser hkg edition

coarse false friends loser hkg edition

coarse false friends loser hkg edition

coarse false friends loser hkg edition

coarse false friends loser hkg edition

false friends loser – hkg edition


Contains the colossal paw! and a freshly hatched noop, robed in his heavenly soft paw! suit. The pair comes in glowing spring colors, put to sleep between two cotton pillows, every one embroidered with the individual running number. Safely packed in a hand crafted wooden box with a monkey rabbit nose handle and enclosed with an elastic band. Each set includes one coarse family and friends application card.

Limited to 200 pieces.

Available January 7, 2010.

Limited Christmas presale at coarsehkg online store, December 10, 2009.

Bring home your new friends and never be alone again.

coarse false friends loser hkg edition