Little Idiot represents the independent american label founded in 2009 by Moby and is located in New York, United States Of America. Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Allmusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America".
Though the world knows him for his music, most notably the 1999 runaway hit ``Play,'' the DJ known as Moby left a different sort of mark when he was a confused teenager growing up in Darien. In those days, the quiet, introspective Richard Melville Hall spent nights jamming with his punk band the Vatican Commandos and days selling records at Johnny's, Darien's equivalent of the East Village hipster haunt Finyl Vinyl. But besides carrying the latest and greatest LP, each bag that crossed Moby's cash register displayed an original Moby doodle: a slice of life surrounding a bald, confused alien he affectionately named the Little Idiot.
While it is unlikely that many of these original caricatures escaped a wastebasket fate, the spirit of the Little Idiot followed Moby into his 20s and 30s. It inspired larger and more elaborate drawings, an illustrator's collective of the same name and a hip Lower East Side clothing store where urbanites can purchase trendy tees of their favorite Moby, or friend-of-Moby, silkscreen to complement their Seven-for-all-Mankind jeans.
In his latest incarnation, the Little Idiot will appear in a showing of Moby's limited-edition prints and the collective's work, beginning Thursday in Stamford's 583 ArtFactory, just down the road from Johnny's. The Idiot's now-famous creator will join him that night to launch the show and a line of T-shirts promoting animal rights, one of Moby's causes.
The idea for the Little Idiot exhibition developed over the past six months after one of Moby's friends from his Darien days, Lee Milazzo, met him at the Teany Cafe on the Lower East Side, one of Moby's other business ventures. Moby had just release ``HotelHYPERLINK l "",'' a return to his post-punk and New Wave roots, and he was also about to go out on tour again, which meant a spate of new doodles, now sketched in color on his Powerbook G4.
The artists in the collective are Alex Eben Meyer, BB & PPINC, Elanna Allen, Liz Baum, James Kochalka, Jamie Tanner, Marcus Randolf, Moby, Sara Varon, and Youn Lee.