Toying Around: A Diary of Designer Goodies

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Published April 8, 2010

PHOTOS BY TYNAN KOGANE

 

Designer Toys are an unrecognized link between our youthful and adult selves—not to mention awkward adolescents and their accomplished graphic designer adult selves. Toystreet in Soho last weekend aimed to bridge the gap with a selection of designer toys. Pictured above you’ll see my favorite booth of the event, Masahiro Ito‘s three-dimensional graffiti-inspired toy set that appeared to be breaking out of a miniature wall. The artist’s wardrobe also stood out (and complemented his toys), by fusing hip hop and traditional Native American costume. He designed it himself.

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Art by UR New York, 2ESAE and SKI

Fernando “Ski” from UR New York painting on top of his screenprint.

Several toys from Japan including some by KAWS.

TOYSTREET TOOK PLACE AT 268 MULBERRY STREET, NEW YORK.