Edited by Robert Klanten and Matthias Hubner, Dot Dot Dashâ€”full title: Dot Dot Dash: Designer Toys, Action Figures And Character Artâ€”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, theyâ€™re in Dot Dot Dash. Vinyl, plush, a variety of seriesâ€™ 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.