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Beyond Ultraman: Seven Artists Explore the Vinyl Frontier [Designer Art Toys, Urban Vinyl]

By: Cheng, Shirlae; Maria Kwong; Jenkins Shannon; Ian Vartanian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Baby Tattoo Books for the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Los Angeles Toy, Doll & Amusements Museum: 2007

Seller ID: 2543

Condition: Good


Glossy, sewn wraps, 25.3 by 25.3 cm, 64 pp., illus. Light wear to the covers and corners, and a faint crease near the center of the covers which can be seen throughout most of the volume. A well-illustrated exhibition guide featuring Gary Baseman, Tim Biskup, David Gonzales, David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim, Brian McCarty, and Mark Nagata. “A historic generator of American counterculture, California has become the landing site for Asian toy culture as well. Beyond Ultraman examines the vinyl art toy landscape as seen through the work of seven Californian artists who reflect that movement, turn... View more info

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

By: Klanten, Robert; Matthias Hübner, eds.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Berlin, Die Gestalten Verlag: 2006

Edition: First English language edition

Seller ID: 2540

Condition: Very Good


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: ... View more info

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Plasticland [Designer Art Toys, Urban Vinyl]

By: Kozik, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Milwaukie, OR, Dark Horse Books: 2007

Seller ID: 2539

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with glossy, illustrated boards, 23.3 by 32.3 cm, 111 (1) pp., illus. Near fine. “The man credited with single-handedly reviving the concept of rock posters as an art form [including his posters for Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers], Kozik was first exposed to the counterculture world of ‘designer art toys’ on a trip to Japan in 1996. His collecting hobby soon mutated into a new profession, and in 2002 Kozik made the leap from illustrator to toy designer. Now considered one of the world's top three underground toy designers, Kozik shares all the secrets of ... View more info

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Cerealart: Feed Your Head [Art, Multiples, Designer Toys, Cereal Art]

By: Mangel, Larry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Cerealart LLC: c. 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3202

Condition: Very Good +


Staple-bound wraps, 10.8 by 14 cm, [60] pp., illus. in color. Very good with light rubbing on the back cover. Cerealart “develops, produces and distributes a range of three-dimensional visual artist’s multiples. The sculptural designs are conceptualized by critically acclaimed internationally recognized contemporary artists who are interested in exploring the possibilities presented by consumer culture.” This fully-illustrated booklet introduces the company and its products. There are single-page bios of each artist, followed by photos and details on their multiple. Included are wor... View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 2, 2005 [Designer Toys]

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

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2527

Condition: Near Fine


Issue 2, Feb/Mar 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Near fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear to the wraps. 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. View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 4, 2005 [Designer Toys]

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

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2528

Condition: Very Good +


Issue 4, June/July 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Near fine but for a small crease on the lower corner of the front cover. 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. View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 5, 2005 [Designer Toys]

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

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Coventry, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2529

Condition: Very Good +


Issue 5, 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Very good with minor bumping to the corners. 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. View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 6, 2005 [Designer Toys]

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

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Staffordshire, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2530

Condition: Near Fine


Issue 6, 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Near fine with only the faintest signs of shelf wear to the wraps. 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. Cp1. View more info

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Clutter Magazine, Issue 6, 2005 [Designer Toys]

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

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Staffordshire, UK, Clutter Magazine: 2005

Seller ID: 2531

Condition: Very Good +


Issue 6, 2005. Perfect-bound, 20 by 20 cm, 72 pp., heavily illus. Very good with minor bumping to the corners. 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. Cp2. View more info

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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

Publisher: various, Clutter Magazine: 2004-2016

Seller ID: 2538

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 p... View more info

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This is Not a Toy [Designer Art Toy Exhibition]

By: Tom, John Wee; Sara Nickleson, curators; with Douglas Coupland, Murray Whyte, Pharrell Williams, et al.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Toronto, Design Exchange: 2014

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 2536

Condition: Near Fine


Tom, John Wee; Sara Nickleson, curators; with Douglas Coupland, Murray Whyte, Pharrell Williams, et al. This is Not a Toy. Toronto: Design Exchange, 2014, limited edition of 1000. Sewn wraps with card jacket and vinyl “This is Not a Toy” cover device, 14.2 by 20 cm, 445 pp., heavily illus. in full color. Near fine, but with minor bumping to the lower corner; the vinyl device still in the original sleeve (not affixed to the cover). From the publisher: “a spectacular survey of contemporary art and collectible design inspired by the Design Exchange exhibition, guest curated by Pharrell... View more info

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Flux: Designer Toys

By: Wright, Shawn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Gingko Press, Inc.: 2009

Seller ID: 2533

Condition: Near Fine


Sewn wraps, 23 by 20 cm, 317 (3) pp., heavily illus. in full color. New, shrink-wrapped, with minor corner bumping. From the publisher: “Ever changing, challenging and re-inventing, designer toys are in a never-ending state of flux. Old becomes new and new can become pioneering.  Flux is an intimate and exciting journey through the idiosyncrasies of designer playthings—every artist featured offers you the chance to meet the quirky characters of their imagination and see the world through their eyes. Not just toys, this book is bursting at the seams with inspiration. The supporting ar... View more info