Robert Klanten, Matthias Hubner – Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures And Character Art

Robert Klanten, Matthias Hubner - Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures And Character Art

Edited by Robert Klanten and Matthias Hubner, Dot Dot Dash—full title: Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures And Character Art—is a massive hardcover exploration into the world of urban vinyl and plush. At over 250 pages, each approximately 9×12, Dot Dot Dash, published by Die Gestalten, became in instant classic in October of 2006.

Seeing toys, as many of us do in our older age, more as a variation of a sculpture than an item to be played with, the editors of Dot Dot Dash compile photography, biographies, and essays from top tier artists worldwide. Naming any artist would be a disservice to the countless talents contained within this book; just know that if they exist within the urban toy realm, they’re in Dot Dot Dash. Vinyl, plush, a variety of series’ and individual artists are all contained within the almost 300 page book. The real unexpected gems in Dot Dot Dash, though, are the essays throughout which offer in-depth analysis of toy collectors, artists, and culture in general.

Full of everything you need to know about designer toys, Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures And Character Art will have you fiending to line up your desk, cabinet, or display case with new toys the day you buy it.

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