Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art

By: Klanten, Robert; Matthias Hübner, eds.

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Hardcover with illustrated boards, 24.5 by 30.5 cm, 295 pp. plus colophon, illus. Very good with minor corner bumping, a few small dings on the edges of the boards, light yellowing on the spine and along the edges, and a small reddish stain on the top edge of the text block. Opening with two short essays and a two-page interview with Jim Crawford and Gregory Blum of STRANGEco, this volume is not unlike others in the genre of designer toys—short on text, long on amazing images. Arranged by artist or design firm, with an extensive address and design index at the back. From the publisher: “Expanding on the widely popular subject of contemporary character design, this definitive volume showcases an up-to-date survey of the personalities and characters that have entered the third dimension. Vinyl figures, plush dolls, designer toys and action figures can be seen as a new movement in contemporary design, art and popular culture. Interest in these three-dimensional toys has surged, drawing on pop culture, graffiti and visual art. The new generation characters appear cute, cuddly and innocuous at first but are often illicit, subversive and politically incorrect. Not intended for child's play, they are highly esteemed by teens and adults alike. Each is a work of art, often created by world famous artists, and many of them are produced independently in limited editions and become highly sought-after collectibles […] this volume exhibits the expansive scope of designs and objects in the ultimate compilation of contemporary character design.” First Edition.

Title: Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures and Character Art

Author Name: Klanten, Robert; Matthias Hübner, eds.

Categories: Toys, Designer,

Edition: First English language edition

Publisher: Berlin, Die Gestalten Verlag: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2540

Keywords: New Art