Thursday, February 06, 2014
Louis Bou, who did the joyful We Are Paper Toys! a few years back, returns with a look at a similar, related world of small-scale artists and artisans, crafting little creatures in their basements and garages and lofts and studios, and then sending their toys out into the world, as one-offs or limited editions or a few manufactured pieces. This time, We Are Indie Toys!, and we're mostly made of resin.
Look, I have hands made up entirely of thumbs, so I can't tell you if Bou's careful instructions -- and the hints and tips from thirty top indie-toy designers from around the world -- will work. But I expect they will, and that Bou's enthusiasm and energy will prove infectious to anyone more mechanically and artistically oriented than I am.
We Are Indie Toys! has nearly two hundred pages of pictures of neat little objects, each one hand-crafted by an artist, along with their thoughts and thumbnail sketches on their careers. Even if you don't think you're going to make this stuff, it's still a really nice package.
Book-A-Day 2014 Introduction and Index