Kidrobot’s Throwback Thursday: Homer Grin By Ron English
We have a big grin on our faces for this Kidrobot Throwback Thursday by our good friend Chris Holt aka The Toy Viking. Take it away, Chris. This Homer Simpson figure from pop art legend Ron English and Kidrobot is every dentist’s dream. They could fill cavities so easily they might even feel bad for charging him. And he was easily the hit of every picture day in school, as the photographers never had to break out the hand puppets or tell him a dad joke to get him to crack a smile. He smiled enough for the entire fifth grade class.
I can assure you I have never smiled hard enough to risk exposing any bones that aren’t my teeth. In fact, most of my pictures look like I was posing for a mug shot and trying to look tough. It’s called knowing your angles and controlling the narrative of your visual story. You could equate it to a higher state of being if you wanted to. I surely wouldn’t stop you.
This anatomically curious figure is still available to add to your collection today by visiting www.kidrobot.com. Will this Throwback Thursday post tie together with a super new release that will be available tomorrow? Tune in to find out.
The post Kidrobot’s Throwback Thursday: Homer Grin By Ron English appeared first on Kidrobot Blog.
Also in Kidrobot Blog: Art, Design & Pop Culture | Kidrobot.com
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
The post Q & A with Toy Designer One-Eyed Girl AKA Kasey Tararuj appeared first on Kidrobot Blog.
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...
The post The Story Behind the Locknester Puzzle Dunny & How They Are Made appeared first on Kidrobot Blog.
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.
The post LOCKNESTERS CREATING FACE SHIELDS FOR COVID-19 HEALTH CARE WORKERS appeared first on Kidrobot Blog.