MAN-E-NEWS// The “Diamond Dust” Evil Mc sofubi from BlackBook Toy x Ron English…

The guys over at BlackBook Toy are proud to reveal that Ron English‘s “Evil Mc” sofubi will be returning later this week in an all-new “Diamond Dust” edition! Based on a recurring character seen in many of English’s paintings, the sinister-looking fast food anti-mascot has been realised in 3D by the talented Chop over at Monster Farm, standingContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Diamond Dust” Evil Mc sofubi from BlackBook Toy x Ron English…”

MAN-E-NEWS// BlackBook Toy’s “Evil Mc” sofubi revealed in full…

Originally teased here back in December of last year, BlackBook Toy‘s latest collaboration with Ron English and Popaganda – Evil Mc – has finally been revealed in full! Based on the reoccurring character seen in many of English’s paintings, the sinister-looking fast food anti-mascot has been realised in 3D by the talented Chop over at Monster Farm, standingContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// BlackBook Toy’s “Evil Mc” sofubi revealed in full…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The Instagram Toy resin samples from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative x SmallAngryMonster…

It’s been coming up for 10 months since we last heard anything on the infamous “On Your Desk” Instagram Toy, but far from dead and buried, the awesome figure has finally seen the light of day as a limited batch of ‘NFS’ samples! Originally designed and sculpted by JC Rivera, with digital retooling from ShinboneContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The Instagram Toy resin samples from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative x SmallAngryMonster…”

MAN-E-NEWS// “On Your Desk” Instagram character from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative…

Since Shinbone Creative took over production of JC Rivera‘s Instagram character a while back (find out more here) news on it’s release has been scarce, so it came with great pleasure yesterday to find that along with a name change, the figure has been given it’s first ‘real-world’ reveal! Retitled as “On Your Desk” (possiblyContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// “On Your Desk” Instagram character from JC Rivera x Shinbone Creative…”

MAN-E-NEWS// The “Star-Skull Astronaut” from Dum English x Made by Monsters…

Made by Monsters continue their amazing work with Ron English in his first collaboration with RnB singer Chris Brown, the “Star-Skull Astronaut series. Going under the newly formed “Dum English” moniker, the pair have infused low brow, pop culture and art toy for their incredible debut piece. Due to be released as a 10″ figureContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// The “Star-Skull Astronaut” from Dum English x Made by Monsters…”

MAN-E-NEWS// ‘InstaCharacter’ Instagram figure from JC Rivera…

Social media, pop culture and art toys collide in the latest concept sculpt from JC Rivera, the ‘InstaCharacter’. Taking the logo from everybody’s  favourite photo sharing app, Instagram, Rivera originally designed the figure way back last year, resting dormant until now… Recently receiving full backing from the app’s owners, Rivera has since gone on toContinue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// ‘InstaCharacter’ Instagram figure from JC Rivera…”

MAN-E-NEWS// Fat Tony ‘Fluorescent Edition’ from Ron English…

Hot off the heals of the recent release (and quick disappearance!) of OG Fat Tony, Ron English has recent revealed the latest colourway to drop, the Fluorescent Edition. Unlike the initial batch’s limit of just 500 pieces worldwide, Fluorescent Tony will be dropping as an open edition at your local art toy emporium sometime soon.Continue reading “MAN-E-NEWS// Fat Tony ‘Fluorescent Edition’ from Ron English…”

Update: Francesco De Molfetta’s ‘Pop Fiction’ Artwork Reveal

(Astrobese, 2011) Featured in the Tru:Teknology Files at the beginning of last month, Francesco De Molfetta’s Pop Fiction show is finally drawing to a close this week. Housed at California’s esteemed Toy Art Gallery, Molfetta’s show features a variety of new and re-interpreted sculptures in his iconic style- a satirical  take on pop culture iconsContinue reading “Update: Francesco De Molfetta’s ‘Pop Fiction’ Artwork Reveal”

Word to Mother’s ‘Essence Of Adolescence’ @ StolenSpace

Opening to a sell out crowd last Friday night (October 14th) at the legendary StolenSpace gallery, ‘Essence of Adolescence’ is the latest solo exhibition from respected contemporary artist Word To Mother. Signaling his fifth show at Brick Lane’s cultural hub, Word To Mother touches upon familiar themes in his latest work; juxtaposing colourful cartoon charactersContinue reading “Word to Mother’s ‘Essence Of Adolescence’ @ StolenSpace”

“And I’d Like to Thank…” The New Works of Philip Lumbang @ Dragatomi

Opening last Saturday at Sacramento’s premier toy/art gallery Dragatomi, “And I’d Like to Thank…” is the latest solo show by popular character illustrator Philip Lumbang. The LA based artist has gained a strong reputation through his cute yet mischievious animal creations in recent years, working with the likes of OBEY Giant’s Studio Number One, butContinue reading ““And I’d Like to Thank…” The New Works of Philip Lumbang @ Dragatomi”