Toycon uk

For the second year in a row I decided to attend the creative display known as ToyCon. A convention full of toy designers, artists, customisers, collectors and dealers (of toys obviously). This year I decided to attend for one main reason, the chance to join Matt Jones for his 1 hour master class of Model Making using Super Sculpey. Okay I'm lying I got tickets before I knew about the workshop but it was totally my main reason for attending after I found out about it... Students would learn skills in making Clay Models and get a better understanding of how the design process works from initial 2D sketches to 3D models. Every student got to take home a finished clay figure and a copy of the Plastik Surgery Workshop Handbook. The event which was supported by Super Sculpey was ...

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 ...