Klim Kozinevich, a new friend of mine and the throbbing brain atop Big Shot Toy Works
, did the sculptural development for this mighty fine Mc Supersized toy for Ron English
Klim combines some sublime drawing skills
with bonifide industrial design
chops and his own personal brand of pure whack
The market for designer toys doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon - with some top illustrator talent taking full advantage.
Klim came over for my monthly poker night of arty farty folks, but unfortunately didn't bring any money so we couldn't take it from him - but did let me know that it's guys like him with industrial design brains that act as the conduit between art and production, which is good stuff to know, especially if you don't know it in the first place.... . . . .
Leo Espinosa March 15, 2006
I know Klim from the Licensing Show and asked for his advice once when I was developing a vinyl. He's the man.
Jeff Moores March 15, 2006
There's something going on with Ronnies hair -- I can't tell if it's an orgy of goo or what, BUT it's mesmerizing...WOW!
David Flaherty March 16, 2006
I don't know what to think of the whole toy thing. I would not buy a toy but I think it's cool, some of them are way cool. Maybe I'll do an anti-toy something that is only 99 cents. Maybe I'll buy a toy pre-made and add my own box? You have to admit the whole toy thing is rife for ridicule. 100 bucks for a toy? Only the king shall have a toy! : ) Just bugging out.