Category Archives: art

New Birro the Clown 3” Dunny

Credit: www.kidrobot.com

Birro the Clown is inspired by an artist piece hand-crafted for the series, “Most Wanted: Artist Series 2” – a collective and custom Dunny series project curated by several Kidrobot Forums members, featuring some of the most sought after up-and-coming artists and customizers from around the globe.

From Mexican artist, Chauskoskis, comes Birro the Clown – a 3-inch Dunny who is sippin’ on more than juice. The artist, who grew up with a pencil in one hand and clay in the other, is known in the vinyl community for his unique style and crazy characters. Full of color and personality, Birro is all of the things clown nightmares are made of. With his big red nose, suspenders, and green transparent bottle accessory, he’ll ruin any birthday party! Get one for your next soiree or your collection, and hurry – only 1,000 of this deviant are available.

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Vinyl bear toy

My latest drawing:

Comments and Criticism encouraged and welcomed

-tonyhotblood

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My Vinyl Toy

Vinyl toys are hot hot hot nowadays and I want to become a creator and not just an admirer. I’ve had an idea for a line of children’s toys for over a year now and I recently took the time to put my ideas on to paper with a few sketches. The first one shown below is my idea for a dragon shaped children’s toy that will double as a tissue box. I wanted to keep the shape simple as I wanted it to have a universal shape that anyone can design with ease. The head will tilt back and reveal a secret object, a tissue box in this case. Red tissues will simulate fire coming from the dragon’s mouth.

One part of the line of toys that I’m not quite sure about yet is whether or not I want to make the limbs and heads interchangeable with other toys in the line. What do you guys think?

I have taken the drawing and submitted it to Creative Marketing Group in Stamford, CT to see if there are any market opportunities for my ideas. More to come.

Comments and Criticism encouraged and welcomed.

-tonyhotblood

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Creative Business Card

Recently I’ve come to the realization that it takes A LOT to stand out when it comes to finding a job. I’ve been trying to figure out ways to stand out from the crowd and came up with this idea for a business card that is truly unique. I’ve been ¬†skateboarding for more than ten years now so I thought it would be fun to make a skate influenced business card. By using some grip tape, a razor blade, some skate hardware and my existing business card, I created the new business card in about an hour. I know that this card isn’t very practical for heavy distribution but if you only plan on handing out a handful of them it isn’t too bad. There are some other variations that I thought of along with the die-cut letters. If you wanted to use some sort of spray paint or colored markers to design the grip tape that would be a good way to demonstrate your artsy side if that was the type of position you were shooting for.

Feedback welcomed and encouraged

Stay Creative

-tonyhotblood

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Dunny to be sold for $25,000-$30,000

So I told you guys the other day that I would be posting photos of Jeremy Madl painting a 4′ Dunny at Foxwoods casino. Unfortunately, he had already finished the entire Dunny by the time that I got there on Saturday. The Dunny looked amazing on display and after talking to one of the guys that was working the event I found out that their plan is to keep the Dunny on display somewhere in the casino and eventually sell it for ¬†$25,000-$30,000! Jeremy deserves whatever cut he gets from the sale because he was a very down to earth and family oriented guy with the gift of design. He even took the time to sign and draw custom Dunnys for everyone who waited patiently in line. He drew a three eyed creature on my Raffy with his MAD signature on the side. I talked to him about his hobbies outside of design and he said his newest hobby is building guns. A pretty wildcard answer but cool nonetheless. So, on to the photos. Hope you like them!

-tonyhotblood

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Vinyl Gold

So vinyl toys are a fairly new passion of mine and I am excited to tell you guys that Jeremy Madl will be painting a 4” Dunny live this weekend February 24th and 25th. ¬† Madl, a.k.a MAD is an experienced artist with a BDFA in Toy design from the Otis Design College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He has numerous toy lines out including Dunnys, Fat Caps, and even his own MAD toy and apparel line. If you guys are at all interested in coming to see the show here’s the info.

Now on some of his work:

I’ll be there Saturday night (2/25) to take photos and hopefully get them posted on here in a few days. My plan is to take photos throughout the process so that you guys can see what it takes to design your own vinyl toys!

Til then,

Tonyhotblood

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NYC Part Dos

So as night fell upon us, we made our way to Spring Street to check out the boutiques and whatnot. Unfortunately for us we were there on a Sunday and most of the stores were closing and I only managed to snap a few pics of the outside of the stores. The one store that I did manage to check out was Premium Laces NYC which has the best Supra selection that I have ever seen. If you are unfamiliar with Supra go to their site http://www.suprafootwear.com and stop missing out on the latest trends in footwear. Go there now. I’ll wait.

Moving on, the sticker game out there in New york is pretty dope and there are a few pictures below that I thought were worth sharing. Although they were pretty cool I still think NYC could do better. Next time I go up there I’ll be sure to bring some Hot Blood (my clothing brand) stickers to change it up a little. Anyone else ever seen any good sticker jobs in NYC? Let me know, i’m trying to brainstorm some ideas!

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NEW obey x incase line

Shepard Fairy is creator of the brand Obey, a street wear brand that I have been following for a few years now. He goes beyond just creating graphics for his brand by conveying messages through his work. Although these messages are very often overlooked Fairy still manages to capture the attention of his audience through visually stimulating graphics like the ones displayed on this Incase line. To get a better understanding of his thought process you can read the interview with him that I posted on Feb 15th. ( Uncut interview with Shepard Fairy, the brains behind Obey)

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Bird on bird massacre in my front yard. Yuck.

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I was out taking the dog for a walk and stumbled upon this guy being torn apart limb from limb by a giant black crow.

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