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In case you have not yet heard about Shawn Smith’s Kickstarter for Resketch, I wanted to give it a mention on the blog. You’ll know Shawn best for his mustache and ninja character work with Shawnimals, and also his Pocket Pork Dumplings from mph labs (don’t forget to vote for those in the Designer Toy Awards!). Resketch is a sketchbook that is both eco-friendly and offers its user a artistic boost through creative prompts and different types of recycled, high-quality paper. Although the initial goal has been reached, there are still reach goals and new backer levels, including laser-engraved covers, featuring artwork from Art Baltazar, Andrew Bell, Chris Ryniak, Mig Reyes, and Shawn himself.
“It’s this non-linear way of drawing and sketching that will take your imagination to the next level.”
In this Talk at Google, Andrew Bell discusses his artistic influences, progression as an artist, and utilizing the computer as an artistic tool. He also goes into detail about his work as a toy designer, including his involvement with myplasticheart. If you are interested in Andrew’s work or in the path an artist takes into toy design, then this is a must see.
Battle Tails, a live action strategic defense game for Android and iOS that brings Huck Gee’s Gold Life character designs to life, has been funded via a Kickstarter campaign. I am a big fan of Huck Gee’s work and have been for awhile, so seeing his characters brought to life in a game is really exciting. It is always interesting to see toy designers bring characters to other platforms and mediums. Although this project has been funded, there are still stretch goals to be attained via Kickstarter. Check out the latest teaser of the game below!
Check out this video from The Source in which artist Royce Bannon interviews kaNO and Toofly about their recent release of the 90s inspired Bodega figure at mph this past Friday, May 10. The Artist Series of this figure will include Tristan Eaton, Toofly, Flying Fortress, kaNO and Pez. We have the remaining Bodega Toofly edition from Friday available in our online store.