Toying Around: A Diary of Designer Goodies
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.
- Dylan Sprouse Returns to the Hotel Suite—This Time, in a Pink Dress
- Sway House Demands Your Attention, for Better or Worse
- “Cock!”: Nicolas Cage and Marilyn Manson in Conversation
- “It’s Going to Be Mad”: Anya Taylor-Joy Gets Back to Work
- Nathan Fielder and Louis Theroux Teach a Masterclass on the Art of Awkward