Going back to his comic book roots, James Jean (interviewed) revealed a project over the weekend at New York Comic Con that he has been working on with Good Smile. The Japanese manufacturer of hobby products is teaming up with Nickelodeon and Jean to create new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures based on his illustrations. Pre-orders will start up in November beginning with Leonardo, with the remaining three set to be released in next year. Via Hypebeast. Discuss James Jean here.
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After releasing his first sculptural edition last year, Josh Keyes (interviewed) is already working on another two to the delight of his collectors. Based off two of his complimentary paintings The Hermit & Migratory Soul, the two figures are already are in their protoype form. If you remember, these two images were also released through Tiny Showcase as prints earlier this year (covered). Discuss Josh Keyes here.
Those who have been in the vinyl art toy game for a while will no doubt remember Joe Ledbetter’s original Fire-Cat figure, one of his iconic characters. The Los Angeles-based artist has now decided to release an updated version of the toy – producing, funding and designing this project himself. Billed as his first independent vinyl toy, the edition will be limited to 400, stand almost 11 inches tall (one of his largest figures to date), and cost $99. Buy the J.Led figure directly from his website […]
After introducing his collaboration with Pretty In Plastic at his last show (covered) in Los Angeles, Luke Chueh (featured) has revealed another image of his new art toy – Bitch. Like the Jack sculpture seen in that exhibition, this latest figure is based on a sculpt from Pretty In Plastic, and in this instance will be produced by Munky King. Based on a painting from 2007 (seen below), the toy featuring two wolves in a humorous situation may be available in the near future (hopefully in […]
Currently showing at the Design Exchange in Toronto is a show curated by Pharrell Williams entitled This Is Not A Toy. An avid collector himself, the American singer, songwriter, and producer has lent his expertise to the exhibition dedicated to the rise of the “art toy.” As referenced in the title of the show, the Canadian museum seeks to examine the fine line between art and design object. Photo credit: Arash Moallemi. Via Designboom.
Perfectly timed with the opening of his And wait for something to happen solo show at Ruttkowski;68 gallery in Cologne, Germany, Dutch artist, illustrator and designer, Parra, is releasing another low edition porcelain figure with Belgian CaseStudyo. As a follow up the previous Lay Down…Lay it all down edition released few months ago, the new sculpt Down also comes in two colorways (black and white with polka dot patterns on them). The figure was first shown as a large scale fiberglass version at his Il Senso di Colpa (The Guilt) show at Galleria […]
After releasing large scale versions of his most iconic character and creating one off customs (here, here, and here), Joe Ledbetter has slowly been releasing production versions of his beloved bunny. The latest in his line of Chaos Bunnies is the Astro Zombie Bunny, set for release at the fast approaching SDCC. Produced by The Loyal Subjects, the new figure will be limited a run of 300 and first be released at their booth (#5645), then online. Discuss Joe Ledbetter here.
It’s been a while since we first announced the release of KAWS’ COMPANION: PASSING THROUGH figure. For those who were lucky enough to add the first two colorways and want to complete the trifecta or for those who want one last chance to add the sculpt to your collection, tomorrow at 12 noon (Eastern Time), he will be selling the last black version on his webstore. Good luck out there! Discuss KAWS here.
This Saturday night (May 11th), the Toy Art Gallery in Melrose will be presenting Mark Ryden’s YHWH Group Custom Show (RSVP here). The YHWH figure has been around for several years now since its release (covered), and now a diverse list of artists will be customizing them with the blessing of the Low Brow luminary including Akira Kiriya/Chikuwaemil, Anthony Ausgang, Bob Conge/Plaseebo, Camilla d’Errico, Camille Rose Garcia, Cris Rose, Daniel Goffin, David Flores, DrilOne, Doze Green, Emilio Garcia, FFINC, Francesco de Molfetta, Frank Kozik, Isabel Samaras, Jessicka Addams, […]
After speaking out against a bootleg figure stylized after his massive Passing Through Companion sculpture, KAWS has announced the officially release of his own vinyl sculpt. If you remember the impressive piece was first seen in Hong Kong, followed up by a showing at The Aldrich, then at in NY at The Standard Hotel, followed by an appearance at his museum show in Atlanta, and finally at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Look for a mid-April drop date. Discuss KAWS here.