Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys

By: Vartanian, Ivan; Lesley A. Martin, contributing editor

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Paper-covered corrugated boards with a paper title label on the front cover, and a vinyl keychain set into a plastic compartment in the front cover, 18.3 by 25.5 cm, 207 pp. plus colophon, illus. Fair with dents and chips to the edges of the corrugated cardboard, light rubbing, softened corners, bumping and wear to the extremities, and bumping to the lower corner of the text block. From the back cover: “With more than 400 exciting examples, Full Vinyl is the first comprehensive and definitive history of these addictive and designer art toys, [providing] a virtual global vinyl tour, from the backstreets of Tokyo’s Harajuku district to the worlds of skater culture and graffiti in New York.” Chapters include “The Subversive Toy,” “A Subculture Joins the Mainstream,” “Creating a Vibrant Global Community of Toy Enthusiasts,” “Never Mind the Vinyl: The Character of UK Designer Toys,” “Vinyl Rules: Surrogate Sculptures and the Manufacture of Identity,” “Ningyo, Figure, and Sculpture: Overlaps and Intertwinings in Modern Japan,” “Old School Kaiju,” and “Controlled Scarcity: The Making of a Collectable.” Essayists include Akio Lida, Carlo McCormick, Noi Sawaragi, Andrea Robbins, Super7, and Clutter Magazine, and featuring designers and design houses Bounty Hunter, KAWS, PUSHEAD, Mars-1,Cereal Art, Dalek, Sket-One, Gary Baseman, Max Toys, Old School Kaiju, Go Hero, Kow Yokoama, etc. A wonderful book, despite the poor choice of cover materials. First Edition.

Title: Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys

Author Name: Vartanian, Ivan; Lesley A. Martin, contributing editor

Categories: Toys, Designer,

Publisher: New York, Collins Design: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2535