Bill Cosby’s prolific fall and winter wardrobe—featuring an array of crazy, colorful knitted sweaters (aka “Cosby Sweaters”)—is a phenomenon that keeps on giving.
A Hennessy Youngman original. It measures 9 by 5 feet, and it’s made out of enough authentic Coogi sweaters to keep Bill Cosby warm for a century. It’s also probably the first fine art commission done entirely over Twitter. More on its provenance and deep meaning below. View List ›
There were originally hundreds of Cosby Sweaters. Many of Koos van der Akker’s designs have disappeared into private collections, but there are four — including the infamous Comb Sweater — preserved and on display at the Museum of the Moving Image, in Queens. View List ›
Nedroid and his friend Emmy found that after drawing Bill Cosby separately, their Cosbies were nearly identical! So they set out to explore the “collective consciousness of Cosby” by getting 190 people to draw the Cosby. They expected sweaters and pudding pop references, but discovered that not all associated Bill with those two stereotypes — only 8 of 190 drawings had both the Cosby sweater and the Jell-O pudding pop. View Image ›
In the early 80’s, someone gave Bill Cosby a sweater designed by Koos van den Akker, and history was made. Still doesn’t explain the pudding obsession. Read More ›
His sweater is surprisingly tame…don’t want to take attention away from those big Cosby mitts, do ya Bill? The better to spank you with, dear. Ah! View Image ›