Fatheful fable of 13

As it's Friday 13th I decided there was no better time than now to talk about a favourite Artist of mine Matthew Roby who goes by the moniker Pickled Circus probably due to the wondrous menagerie of misfits, monsters and marvels that he creates! A talented artist by no small stretch he has created a whole host of weird and wonderful characters starting as sketches, building into fully formed characters with backstories and finally sculptures/custom collectible toys which is how I discovered him on one of my many tumbles down the Instagram rabbit hole. As luck may have it he also went to Toy Con last year and this year so I got to see his amazing art up close! This year I even got hold of some prints and the book of some of his characters which is ...

Tranimated

If you know me personally or have followed my instagram or even had a look at any of my past posts you'll know that I've started to enter the weird and wonderfully creative world of designer toys. One of the things that got me started on this journey was the amazing work by some brothers in the states operating under the name Plastic Cell. I got hold of my first DIY custom from them. Tony Tran an Artist with a really cool style who I discovered on Instagram as a result of following Plastic Cell's work recently launched a Kickstarter that I think you should all have a look at. Now at it's halfway mark the Tranimated kickstarter could use some support from those who love carefully hand crafted pieces of work and the world of designer toys. And even ...

It's been a while since I did an Artist Highlight and I stumbled across this design studio very much by accident but I can't deny the video of Lobulo Design isn't a fascinating look at what designers and their teams do on a daily basis. The team at London/Barcelona based Lobulo Design specialise in papercraft illustrations and designs. If you've watched the above video you can clearly see that they specialise in it for a very good reason...they're pretty good at what they do. From shapes to animals to full blown worlds this studio painstakingly cut out and put together amazing pieces of design that can't be called anything less than art. I'm not actually sure if it's one guy who's doing all the work or a team but with 10 years experience and a clear passion for ...

Onorio Depiro

It's a new year so I've decided to learn from the last year of blogging (yeah it's been a full year I can't believe it either) and start to do things more regularly than I have. So one of those things will be to do an "Artist highlight" every month of someone I've found who's quite interesting in what they're doing. This could be anying, I'd love for it to be TV related but as you may or may not have realised...I'm into quite a lot of stuff so it could literally be on anything. This month I'm focusing on Onorio D'Epiro who is part of a two man collaborative team (the other part of the team being Scott) behind a little known but amazing robot figure making initiative called Just Robots. UK based they combine their respective skills ...