Luke Chueh's Target Wins "Best Vinyl" at the Designer Toy Awards!

The votes have been tallied and the verdict is in: Luke Chueh's piece "Target" has won "Best Vinyl" at The Designer Toy Awards!

The best part? This was all made possible by YOU. Sure, Pretty in Plastic's Julie B. worked with Chueh to sculpt the piece, and the folks at Munky King are great producers, but YOU turned out to vote for Chueh for the category of "Best Vinyl". We'd love to give each one of you a trophy if we could.

But since we can't, we can at least let you know about this rad new color-way of "Target: Self-Medicated", a variation on Chueh's winning piece that will be dropping soon. This limited edition piece will be available at Designer Con 2013 at the Pasadena Convention Center November 9th-10th. Be sure to congratulate Luke in person by swinging by Booth #818 at the event!

Brian McCarty's War Toys Release - Special Collab!!!

Pretty in Plastic is thrilled to announce the release of Brian McCarty's War-Toys: Israel, West Bank, Gaza Strip. McCarty's book features over 75 stunning photographs and illustrations of accounts of war recreated with children's toys. It also includes an introduction in English, Arabic, and Hebrew, as well as essays by renowned expressive therapy experts Dr. Judith Rubin and Dr. Julia Byers, and a narrative account of the production of the series.

source: Brian McCarty
source: Brian McCarty
Pretty in Plastic has collaborated with McCarty to offer a special limited edition of his book that includes a expertly modeled recreation of the original war-toy soldier, cast by Pretty in Plastic. To learn more about McCarty's fascinating project and to purchase your own limited edition copy, check out the War-Toy blog and store.

The original war-toy figure alongside Pretty in Plastic's metal recreation

All photos courtesy of Brian McCarty

Two Bit Circus Event STEAM Carnival at Brewery Art Walk 2013 Featuring Dodecahedron Created by Pretty in Plastic

Two Bit Circus  is a think tank and talent magnet that dedicates its efforts in building products at the crossroads of amusement and education!!  

STEAM Carnival is a new, modern take on the traveling circus. The Carnival combines technological extravaganza with contests, prizes, tasty food, live entertainment, and a midway loaded with challenging games and physical interactive experiences.

The Dodecahedron Project created at Pretty in Plastic is a project to promote Two Bit Circus and STEAM Carnival.  The Dodecahedron symbolizes the convergence of Science, Tecnology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) in one tangible object.  We are happy and proud to be part of this amazing project!!!

Join Two Bit Circus for STEM Carnival at Brewery Art Walk this Saturday & Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2013.  For more info click here

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