Designer toys have exploded in mainstream pop culture over the past few years, and 'I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys' by Paul Budnitz of Kidrobot is a 368-page tome published by Abrams that shows off the work of over 140 global artists in this niche.
The retrospective book is a must-have for pop art fans, especially those who have closely followed Kidrobot's ascension to fame. See some of the limited-edition designer toys featured in 'I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys' by Paul Budnitz in the gallery above.
All images graciously provided by Abrams.
'I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys' by Paul Budnitz
1. Designer Toys on the Rise - The increasing popularity of designer toys presents an opportunity for artists and manufacturers to create unique collectibles with mass appeal.
2. Pop Art Revival - The resurgence of pop art provides an opportunity for artists to express themselves through vibrant, eye-catching designs that appeal to a wide audience.
3. Niche Art Communities - The growth of niche art communities, like designer toys, provides an opportunity for artists and collectors to connect and collaborate in new and exciting ways.
1. Art and Design - The art and design industry can leverage the trend of designer toys to create unique and marketable products that appeal to a wide audience.
2. Toy Manufacturing - The toy manufacturing industry can capitalize on the growing demand for designer toys by collaborating with artists to create limited-edition collectibles that drive sales and customer loyalty.
3. Publishing - The publishing industry can explore the trend of pop art and designer toys by producing coffee table books and other curated content that celebrates the work of artists and designers in this space.