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Well it’s been three years in the making and it’s here – Toy Art 2.0

Yes we know we have been very cynical recently and it would take something truly remarkable to make us wake up and realise that everything isn’t so bad out there and that the world of vinyl is as amazing as it appears to be inside our heads. There is nothing worse than having a Narnia complex and thinking that the only person you know who sees the world the way you do is you…. So when we got the press release for this stunning new book we got all enthusiastic again.

So to kick off here are some photos from the guys of their new baby and we are sure like us you are going to be trembling with excitement at the thought of getting hold of one of these books. To go with these photos here is a bit of information from the creators about the book itself:

Toy Art 2.0 is a journey into the wild world of contemporary toy art from the fascinating perspectives of gallery owners, art producers, artists and collectors.

More than 50 interviews and essays and over 150 delicious eye candy photos tell the story of this unique community and addictively accessible art form.

Toy Art 2.0 is a must for anyone with a curious mind and a deep appreciation for strange beauty. It is for the art lovers and the future collectors. It is for the eternally young at heart.

– Limited edition of 1,000 copies!
– 290-page hardcover coffee table book!
– Built-in bookmark ribbon!
– Weighs over 4 pounds!

Created and designed by Okedoki.
Interviews and editing by Jeremy Brautman.
Produced by VTSS Toys.

 

Clearly its a fantastic and well produced book which would be welcome in frankly any toy collectors home. My only concerns at this point is that this stunning book is being sold here www.toyartbook.com and that at the seemingly very reasonable price of $55 it’s not going to be around for long – which will be a shame as its not available outside of the USA yet so I am guessing access to first editions is going to be limited to US customers – we will see.

So , more pictures – here are some sample pictures taken from the preview PDF’s that we thought we would share with you:

OK so who is responsible for pulling together this remarkable book, well that would be the team of  Okedoki, Jeremy Brautman and Vince Su (VTSS Toys) and frankly they have to be congratulated for what is going to be seen as an extremely influential point of reference in the histoy of vinyl toys – and yes it even feature some Brits !!!!

Featuring: Alvin Tan Jian Shan, Amy Del Castillo, Ayleen Gaspar, Bigboy Cheng , Bjorn Calleja, Brandt Peters, Brian Flynn, Carl “Mutonismyfriend” Kent-Smith, Walter “Chauskoskis “Jacott, Chris Ryniak, Dan Harris, Doktor A, Dov Kelemer, Eduardo “Vinyltoyz” Olegario, Ferg, Francesco de Molfetta, Frank Kozik, Frank Schaefer, Gino Joukar, Glenn L Barr, Haynmade, Henry Loh, Huck Gee, Ian Malcolm, J*RYU, Jesse Hernandez, John “Spanky” Stokes, Jon Lao, Julie B., Justin Jewett, Kathie Olivas, Kev Taylor, Kirby Kerr, Kirkland Jue, Kristoffer “Wtfunks” Butiong, Laina Jones, Lee “Leecifer” Gajda, Luke Rook, Marcos Janri, Mark Nagata, Muschelschubser, Nakanari, Nicolas Caldas, Paul Kaiju, Phil “Plur511” Lin, Raymond Choy, Rob Clarke, Ron English, Ryan Roberts, Sara Harvey, Sergey Safonov, Skinner, StacyJean, Steve Agin, Sucklord, Vadim Tslaf, Vince Su, Yosiell Lorenzo