A Thirty-Nine Issue Run of Clutter Magazine + TOY2R Special Edition, Nos. 1-40 [Designer Art Toys, Urban Vinyl]

By: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Price: $500.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine

A Thirty-Nine Issue Run of Clutter + TOY2R Special Edition. O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds. Clutter Magazine, Issues 1 – 40. Coventry, UK/Staffordshire, UK/Shrub Oak, NY/Beacon, NY: Clutter Magazine/Clutter Media Group, Issue 1, December/January 2004/2005 – Issue 40, Fall 2016, lacking issue 3. Over its lifetime, Clutter has varied its format: Issues 1 – 7, perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 60-72 pp. each; Issues 8 – 14, perfect-bound, 20 by 22.3 cm, 72 pp. each; Issues 15 – 18, perfect-bound, 20.7 by 27.6 cm, 64-72 pp. each; Issues 19 – 23, staple-bound, 20.5 by 27.8 cm, 64 pp. each; and Issues 24 – 40, staple-bound, 14 by 21.5 cm, 52-88 pp. each. All fine or near fine. Clutter, which was founded in the UK and moved to New York between issues 14 and 15, is the only extant print magazine solely dedicated to designer toys. The magazine focuses on interviews and artist profiles of the scene’s top designers—as well as up-and-coming artists—convention coverage, new releases, the Designer Toy Awards—which are produced by Clutter—and columns intended for new collectors, like the “Designer Toys 101” series. A few of the many featured artists include Ron English, Frank Kozik, Carlos Enriquez-Gonzalez, Mishka, Jeff Lamm, James Jarvis, Tara McPherson, Otto Bjornik, Andrea Kang, Amanda Louise Spayd, Squink, Mike Strick, Simona Candini, Luke Chueh, Kelly Denato, Miranda O’Brien, WuzOne, Leslie Levings, Josh Mayhem, Mike Shinoda, David Flores, Crystal Jade Vaughn, Camila Valdez, James Groman, Dust, Gary Ham, Camilla D’Errico, Carson Catlin, Mark Nagata, Scribe, Holly Stanway, Jon-Paul Kaiser, Colus, Buff Monster, Kathie Olivias, Brandt Peters, Scott Wilkowski, Dolly Oblong, Kim Fung Wong, Kevin Eastman, Amanda Visell, Frank Montano, David Tenn, Scott Tolleson, Peter Kato, Loz Boz, RXSE7EN, and so, so many more. These striking, heavily-illustrated magazines are produced with full-color, glossy pages and even the adverts—which become more numerous with the later issues—are fascinating. Clutter has been available as a subscription, but starting with issue 19, it was available via paid subscription or available free at designer toy shops and galleries, like Rotofugi in Chicago and Kidrobot’s retail stores. Due to the small circulation numbers, however, Clutter has become a scarce periodical. Also included is the Clutter Magazine TOY2R Special Edition. Coventry, UK: Clutter Magazine in cooperation with TOY2R (Holdings) Company Ltd., 2005. Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 20.3 by 20.7 cm, 98 pp., illus., housed in a 35.5 by 23.5 cm box with a special edition 6 cm Qee figure. Book and figure are fine; box is fair with scuffs, scratches and corner wear. This book features a history of TOY2R, the Hong Kong-based brainchild of Raymond Choy. Founded in 1995, TOY2R was the first company to recognize the potential of designer toys and start producing them on a large scale. They are best known for their Qee platform, which resemble stylized bears. First Edition.

Title: A Thirty-Nine Issue Run of Clutter Magazine + TOY2R Special Edition, Nos. 1-40 [Designer Art Toys, Urban Vinyl]

Author Name: O’Brien, Miranda; Nick Carroll, eds.

Categories: Toys, Designer,

Publisher: various, Clutter Magazine: 2004-2016

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2538

Keywords: New Art