Pretty in Plastic is thrilled to announce that the new board members for The Designer Toy Awards have been unveiled and that our very own Julie B. will be joining their prestigious ranks as a member of this art and toy community. To read more about the new board members, check out The Designer Toy Awards blog post.
And...It's not too late for YOU to vote for your favorite blog, collection, toy store, online toy store, and "fan favorite". Just head over to DTA's voting site, sign in and register, and click away!
The folks behind Dr. Pepper have presented a unique challenge to a collection of eight of the best creatives in the game. Designers from fields such as clothing design, music, and skateboarding were presented with the task of creating a one of a kind collaboration based off of the Dr. Pepper can.
source: Vinyl Pulse
One of these competitors was Graphic Artist Tracy Tubera, who's design is shown above. Tubera first designed a sketch of his character, which was then turned into a 3d model, and lastly turned into a one-of-a-kind resin figure, with the help of Pretty In Plastic.
Pretty in Plastic's process shots
The best part about this collaboration is that Tracy Tubera's character is available for you to win! For more information on the giveaway, click here. Source: Vinyl Pulse
Tomorrow night at the Toy Art Gallery at 7571 in Los Angeles the Paul Frank: Julius Toy Art Show & Pop Up Shop will be kicking off their two week exhibit of over 50 Julius the Monkey custom vinyls created by a gambit of amazing artists, including our Julie B!
Julie B.'s Julius Custom - WORK IN PROGRESS
PHOTOS OF FINISHED PIECE COMING SOON ;)
Curated by the rad folks over at Sweet Streets, the show's kicking off August 3rd at 7pm. In addition to all of the fantastic art, there will be live music by DJ Doll Skills and hot dogs from food truck Let's be Frank.
Julie B.'s Julius Custom - WORK IN PROGRESS - not only do they perform a balancing act...these little monkeys also BREAKDANCE!!!
All art on display will be available for purchase at the venue and online. Additionally, the show will feature a Paul Frank pop up shop where you may purchase all manner of Paul Frank swag. More info is available from the Toy Art Gallery here.
Pretty in Plastic's Julie B. has teamed up with artist Luke Chueh to sculpt a piece for Luke's upcoming solo show at CHGCirca gallery in Culver City next weekend, with an artist's reception Saturday, August 10th, 2013.
Check back in with our blog next week for a full reveal of this project. We are can't wait to show it off!
Pretty In Plastic Inc. is located in Downtown Los Angeles. We are toy couture and do everything from design...sculpt...prototype...limited art runs...to manufacturing...from small scale to large! -Julie B.