Archive for the ‘toys’ Category

Madl Remix

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Jason_Jacenko-Madl_Remix. Click for large version.

a painted toy from Jason Jacenko.

I fake it so real, I am beyond fake

Friday, September 25th, 2009


Siberian artist Marina Bychkova takes the inherent creepiness of realistic dolls to a whole new level with her tiny porcelain creations. Her “Enchanted Dolls” feature ball-joints and tattoos and anatomically correct private parts.


Friday, September 11th, 2009


A robot sculpture with its own backstory, from mheisler. See extended for more views.


She wears a mask. She’s up until four in the morning

Friday, August 14th, 2009


Two-Faced Hazel is a 9″ vinyl doll by artist Kathie Olivas. She (the doll) has four striped legs, an amorphous dress, and a gas mask for a second face. Not quite cute, not quite scary, Hazel just hangs out, compelling you to pick her up, turn her around, set her down. Then stare at her for a while before turning her again.

Bashed on into the side of a feed store

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009


Artist, sculptor, and toy maker Andrew Bell built a custom wagon sculpture, tied an absurdly large and bulbous cargo to the roof, and posed it for Road Trip photos.  The result is a perfectly charming image of slightly warped Americana.

Back again for the first time

Sunday, July 26th, 2009


Sooner or later everything and everybody gets the zombie treatment, and everything gets Lego-fied. So I suppose it was inevitable that someone would combine the two. Shown above: Giant Lego Zombies by Andrew Bell.

Black and white and red all over

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Luke_Chueh- Black_in_white_and_red_all_over

Mechanical looking bunny toy by the multi-talented Luke Chueh. Available here.

Laughing Squid

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Brian Mccarty photographs toys. This photo was taken for Laughing Squid. In his compositions the toys are integrated with the real world, not set apart.

Ride the walrus

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

By Alex Pardee for Upper Playground.  Walrus has a Dr. Seuss look. Narwhal-horned rider has Mickey gloves and evil triangle eyes. Toys just keep getting better and better.

Roller Warrior

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Urban samurai toy by Dr. Bao-NVC Crew

Kid Robot Chumps

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Some toys by Frank Kozik.

The distant future, the distant future

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Dalek - Ice bot

While we’re looking at toys, here’s Ice Bot by sometime graffiti artist dalek.