Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Andrew R. Shondrick

Our next artist coming in at number 14 is Mr. Andrew R. Shondrick.  







Andrew R Shondrick is an artist currently working in Cleveland, Ohio. 
In 2008 he received a BFA in Painting and Drawing [Bunnies] from The University of Akron. 

Constantly in fear of animals higher than him on the food chain, 
he's sparse to be seen in large wooded areas or southern wetlands. 
Always allured to warm summer breezes and all things drifting in space 
he spends most of his time randomly falling asleep and floating away.


You can view Andrew’s work at:

All photos are (c) all rights reserved by Andrew R Shondrick.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Igor Ventura

Artist number 13 is Mr. Igor Ventura of Red Mutuca Studios. 




Igor Ventura graduated in advertising and has worked in the creative department and account services of several advertising agencies.  He is an art director for an audiovisual studio in Brazil, developing drawings, illustrations and paintings for projects.  In 2007 he was introduced to the designer toy scene and began taking an interest in customizing toys.  He later combined his taste for drawings with his hobbies and now creates designs for many companies, for private collectors and produces toys.  Igor's latest work has been seen in the Most Wanted Series. 




You can find out more about Igor at:


All photos are (c) all rights reserved by Igor Ventura.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ack!

Coming in as artist number 12 from Houston, TX is Ack!  




  • He does illustrations and design work. 
  • Ack! is best known for painting walls- sometimes with permission, sometimes without. 
  • He’s been drawing forever, working on design work since 2000, and painting walls since about 2006. 





  • Walls and spray cans are his preferences.
  • He enjoys working on big surfaces and utilizing bright colors. 
 Find out more about Ack! at:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

VISEone

VISEone is our 11th artist who comes to us all the way in Germany.  


VISEone is a crazy German artist with a passion for art, toys, cartoons, comics and everything that keeps your heart smiling or puts you on a good mood...

Somehow he made it happen to stay young - his bones hurt more than some years ago - but in his mind and his heart he stays at the mid twenties. VISEone still loves Cartoons, Comics and Disney Classics.

As a child, he would sketch on any paper that came into reach.  Over the time span of his life, he took an interest in graffiti art, illustrations as well as comic strips.  His biggest influences were his mother who drew Disney characters and watch Disney cartoons with him everyday and his friend Ralph Ferres.  In 2008, he took an interest in the designer toy scene.

His work has been seen in The Almighty Dunny Show, Patch Together Series, Disney’s Stitch Experiment 626 and his infamous Tube Dunny, which has been seen on the Custom Toy Union Website.  He is currently participating in the Dem Bonez “The Reconstruction” Show this Friday, March 25 at Zakka in NY.   

For more info on his work, you can check him out at:

**All pictures are (c) all rights reserved by VISEone.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

George Lamontagne

George Lamontagne comes to us from Moncure, North Carolina.  He is a man of science and our tenth artist for the show.


George is a graduate of North Carolina State University with dual degrees in Graphic Design and Industrial Design. After graduation he spent several years working in game design for Redstorm Entertainment in the heart of North Carolina NC where he currently lives. He has always been fascinated with the time in history when "Science" was a field for the outdoorsman. A time when people catalogued the world as if seeing it for the first time. With this sentiment in mind, he creates his art; based on traditions of Taxonomy,Taxidermy, and Biology.
You can find out more about George at:
http://giftedmanofscience.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/George-Lamontagne-Collector-and-Curator-of-Specimens/205879699438073

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Jay Bramhall

Our ninth artist, Jay Bramhall, resides in Austin, TX.  He is not a robot, unless you don't believe people are a part of the animal kingdom, in which case we're all robots.






But Jay Bramhall is a graphic designer, illustrator, and artist. He can create ad campaigns, business identities, logos, letterheads, T-shirts, basic websites (like this one), acrylic paintings, watercolor paintings, pencil drawings, ink drawings, colored drawings, screen prints, characters, environments, objects, worlds, and universes. Commissions are always welcome!


Jay grew up in a small town just outside of Austin, TX and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts for Graphic Design from Oklahoma Christian University. While there, he crossed paths with the brilliant minds who founded the short lived RedHouse studios, a design firm by day and art lover meeting place by night. After graduating in 2009, Jay unfortunately had to leave his friends behind and return to Austin, where he now looks to exercise his skills with any business opportunity he can find. During his free time, Jay plays video games, reads art blogs, goes bicycling with his dad, and develops his ever growing world of robots.

You can find out more about Jay at:



** All photos are (c) all rights reserved by Jay Bramhall.

Friday, March 18, 2011

B.A.L.D.

Meet our eight artist, B.A.L.D. (Bryan Anthony Lopez Designs) from SoCal. 


BALD has been in the custom toy scene for a few years now.  He first found out about it one day while stumbling on a website.  Amazed and drawn to the idea of art and customization on a vinyl blank, he did some extensive researching and found out that there was a whole new world of designer vinyl toys and the custom toy scene.   He decided to join the scene and work on his first blank.


As a self taught artist, he has been involved with graphic and web design for a very long time.  The transition from graphic and web design to toys was a huge leap for him.  Although it was a major jump into the scene, BALD has immersed himself into the culture and currently co-owns Custom Toy Union, a toy forum that allows other toy artists and fans to collaborate or discuss about custom toys.  

When BALD isn't destroying his toys and wrecking havoc on the streets, he spends time with his wife and son…and possibly his toys. 


You can find out more about BALD at:

**All photos are (c) all rights reserved by BALD.