This weekend is Paul Frank’s Julius Toy Art Show and pop-up shop at the Toy Art Gallery in Los Angeles, California. More than 50 from around the world who have created one-of-a-kind painted Julius vinyl figures, provided by Paul Frank’s licensee, Play Imaginative.
Julius and Akashi are trying to make nice….come by this weekend–saturday–and see what it IS!
A quick, much needed post about my new toy, Akashi 5YL. I’ve been working on him for a few months now and he’ll be premiering in a special limited edition “Luna” blue colorway for San Diego Comic Con, which is coming up in the next week! This edition is limited to 50 units, and will be available for $65 exclusively from DKE toys at booth #5045.
I will be signing at the DKE booth on Saturday, July 20th @ 2 p.m.
If you’re in LA this Saturday, November 3rd, be sure to check it out. Its all about Designer Toys and filled with fun events and special editions. Always a really great time.
This year, I’ve created a limited edition of my Akashi head design mounted on a stylish SPLAT! background. The sculpture is hand cast by me personally in solid resin – no Chinese slave labor here, folks. Limited to only 30 pieces, signed and numbered at the TOY ART GALLERY booth. Be there!
I’m really looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting all the crazed collectors! Drop me a note if you’re going to be around and please help me spread the word by sharing tweeting etc…
Tenacious Toys asked me once again to create some resin for the second series, so I must have done something right on the first round! I decided to cast the head from my Akashi Toy which I’ve been re-sculpting and printing with my makerbot. Event details HERE.
The series has ten pieces each from a group of super-talented folks including:
Brian Ahlbeck (Dead Hand Toys)
Rich Page (UME Toys)
NEMO & OsirisOrion (Bad Applez Inc.)
Selina Briggs (The Jelly Empire)
Kilroy III (Kilroy’s Attic)
Kris Dulfer (KiD iNK iNDUSTRiES)
Christopher Moore (We Become Monsters)
Scott Kinnebrew (Forces of Dorkness)
Here are a couple of shots for a custom I just finished for the Toy Art Gallery MelroseAnniversary Show coming up this Saturday. It has a built in blacklight and glows in the dark. Two sets of articulated hands. Extremely trippy.
Dave Bondi, Breakthru Akashi, 2012
Makerbot 3D Print, Blacklight, Polyurethane Resin and Foam
Anyone who knows about the digital work that I do will understand how cool this is…
I’ve got myself a 3D printer!
I have been collaborating with the guys at Makerbot and doing some digital sculpting work for them. They hooked me up with this amazing machine. The last two weeks have been a frenzy of digital printing from both my archive of digital sculpting from the last 15 years and brand new sculpture. My current tool of choice is Mudbox, a great digital sculpting program. This week, I will be at the San Diego Comicon, showing off the Makerbot in the Munkyking booth and featuring sculptures I did for Joe Ledbetter and Ron English – two artists I deeply admire. See below for more photos: