TADO launch Chuppi – a NEW lluminated Vinyl Toy
We first met Mike & Katie at Pictoplasma back in 2009, appearing on the Character Walk exhibition run. We first spotted them walking around East Midlands airport and again later that day on the train into Berlin central, carrying a mysteriously shaped back bag. A sort of large, oval shape and looking quite cumbersome to carry, we were curious about its contents! Chatting with the pair lead to an invitation to the opening of their exhibition titled: Private Panda Club.
Eager to find out what was inside in the mystery black bag we hot footed it to the opening and discovered much to our delight that it was protecting a massive furry (wait for it) panda head! The head had been custom made for the exhibition; visitors were invited to try it on and pose for photos to become their panda alter ego. TADO also erected a dancing pole in the bar, made up a recipe for special panda cocktails (The Panda Banger!), and put panda floor vinyls around the place.
Inkygoodness have been invited to ‘take-over’ the Middleboop magazine blog next week, following in the footsteps of illustrator Simon Wild who added his daily spin to the site a few weeks ago. Michelle and I will be posting daily from Monday on themes such as tactile illustration, yarn-bombing, animation, character design & more! Visit www.middleboopmag.com from Monday to see what we get up to!
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Open Call For Illustration : 6 March – 19 May 2012
The 1st Santorini Biennale of Arts offers illustrators an opportunity to submit work for an international exhibition at which a ‘meeting of artists’ from all over the world will present their latest achievements. The Santorini Biennale of Arts is a non-profit organisation that presents Greece’s latest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event. Held every two years, the Biennale hosts a three-month long exhibition, plus a program of artist talks, performances, forums, film screenings, guided tours and other special events!
Iconic UK brand MATHMOS have teamed up with graphic art duo TADO to create Chuppi – the perfect interactive child’s nightlight AND an adult’s collectable art toy. Available internationally from the 30th April at www.MATHMOS.com priced at £30 (40EU), this wireless colour changing customizable Chuppi is a must for any vinyl toy enthusiast – and makes a great addition to any kid’s bedroom or office desk!
A unique collaboration, the project was inspired by the imaginative work of TADO; a hit with MATHMOS, who felt their style would be perfect for their first venture into the art toy market. Mike and Katie of TADO have also worked with Nike, MTV, Puma, Adidas, Vodafone, Elle Magazine, Star Wars, Selfridges, McDonald’s, Microsoft’s Zune, and Kidrobot, producing graphics, animation, web design, designer toys and customized cars, and now ambient lighting.
Check out these RARE Make a Monster figures recently unearthed by Pete during an excavation on Monsterism Island! Only 3 pieces of each toy (2 of the RARE chase figure W). Each toy has interchangeable parts to create your own beast and comes with an info card.
Each blind box has been opened to reveal each character so you can fill the gaps in your collection. There are 2 colour variants for each figure but it’s the luck of the draw, and availability, to which one you will receive!
Available from Pete Fowlers online store for a limited time only, just £6 each.