November 09, 2017
We are so pleased to announce another artist as part of our Care Bears female artist series! Today, on www.kidrobot.com the Linda Panda Polite and Perfect panda. We had the pleasure of previously working with Linda on the Crayola Critters Mini series and now this adorable piece is another perfect addition to the collection… We asked her a few questions about being an artist and her new piece check it out!…..
What is a memorable experience you have of someone’s reaction to your work/your art?
One year my mom came to see my booth at Designer Con. As I sat down to finish up a commission she told me that she saw people standing at my booth with big smiles on their faces while they looked at my art prints. She told me my artwork was making everyone smile and it made her so happy to see me bringing joy to other people. I love that my art brings joy to others.
I love that the bears can hold hands, just like how they did in the show!
The Crayola Critters series!
Pandas are my favorite animals so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to bring The Perfect Pandas into the Artist Series.
If I could live in a different time period it would definitely be the 50s because of the amazing design and fashion sense. I’m often times on the hunt for great vintage wears!
Since I design a lot of toys for the mass market toy industry I was worried that my design for this series felt too “commercial” and I always look at Kid Robot as being more cool, edgy and avant-garde. So I found myself second guessing my design a lot, worried people might not find it cool enough. In the end I had so much fun working on these and was so honored Kid Robot asked me to take part in this series and just stuck to my guns!
I remember seriously loving art when I was 10. I was in the 5th grade and won a small art competition in my class and it perked my interest to continue developing my love for art.
I love that people are creating their own toys and characters through the vinyl toy world. In a time where content is dominated by established licenses and characters, it takes so much courage and hard work to put your own creation out there. So I commend all the vinyl toy artists who keep creating, and I hope they can continue to keep that dream alive!
I have ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), a term used for an experience characterized by a relaxing tingling sensation that happens typically on the back of my head and runs down my back. For many people this sensation is triggered by watching and listening to crinkling sounds, light tapping, and soft spoken or whispered dialogue. There’s a whole community for ASMR on YouTube. It is so relaxing sometimes that I watch a YouTube video and pass out!
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April 23, 2020
Q & A with Toy Designer One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj on release of The Rejects - Dark Chocolate Edition on Kidrobot.com. "I’ve been paralyzed and in a wheelchair for almost 20 years and I spent so much of that time creating all this weird, emotional art to help deal with it. I got to a point where that got old and making these silly characters was way more therapeutic than trying to put my feelings into a painting. So now I make my little guys to make myself laugh or smile and hope that it does the same for others." -One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj
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April 10, 2020
A few years ago, a member of the Kidrobot team met architect and Locknesters founder Fleet Hower at a trade show. At this show, Locknesters was introducing BEAR, their first three-dimensional puzzle bear figure...
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April 06, 2020
Fleet Hower of LOCKNESTERS has temporarily converted their New York-based studio from the production of art decor items like the Puzzle Dunny to the production of face shield visors for health care workers due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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