Mar 30, 2008

Sket One x Ford Flex @ NY Auto Show

Following Tristan Eaton's crossover painting on Ford Flex roofs at the Chicago Auto Show, Sket One a  joined in on the action at this weekend's New York Auto Show. Sket put in long hours working on one  roof per day (Th - Sat), three in all, with some assisancet from Cers One.   Each piece was a combination of painted elements and applied vinyl provided by Pon. Tristan  did three orange, blue and purple pieces that you can see mounted high above the convention center floor in several of the shots.  Props to Sam DeWitt for the nice shots.  Click through for a full gallery. 


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Tristan Eaton X Ford - Chicago and NY Auto Shows

To promote the all-new  Flex crossover vehicle, Ford has asked some talented artists to paint live on Flex roofs for both the completed Chicago Auto show and this weekend's New York Auto Show.  Tristan Eaton rocked three piece at each show.  The Chicago pieces featured sexy female illustrations while the NYC roofs carry more abstract yet seductive patterns.  Tristan's  putting his stamp on a wide-range of genres from automotive to entertainment --  design  any canvas from a wall to a toy and beyond. [See more on the Thunderblog.]


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Sep 17, 2006

Trexi 3 -- Call for Submissions

Play Imaginative is asking for design submissions for the upcoming Trexi Series 3. Looks like there are four new heads to work with (left four above)!   Download the template, work up something sweet and send it to 'em. Hurry though, the deadline is October 15th with an expected Series 3 release date of February '07.  Who knows your design could end up as a production Trexi...

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Feb 19, 2006

Tokidoki LeSportsac Party

With the release of the newly designed Tokidoki LeSportsac bags , here's a few shots of what went down at the LeSportsac party in Hong Kong. From the looks of things, Raymond of Toy2R sure was having a g'd old time with the Tokidoki's models!! I can feel the heat...sizzling hot hot hot!!!

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Oct 27, 2005

'Cut & Paste' Head to Head Design Competition

The Cut & Paste graphic design competition will be held on November 19th @ 10 PM at M1-5 (Tribeca, NY).  Hosted by MC Bobbito, Cut & Paste will feature a tournament style arrangement pitting  eight competitors head to head with a maximum of  15 minutes to work on an assigned design theme.  The crowd will be able to view the competition up close and personal through large projection screens.  The idea is based on DJ Battles  but instead of DJ's spinnin' it'll feature  graphic designers armed with Mac G5's, Wacom tablets and such.  The competition will be judged by  Tristan Eaton (Thunderdog Studios), Kendrick Reid (Comedy Central), Doug Jaeger (thehappycorp global), Jeff Staple (Staple Design).  All eight contestants will receive a cool gift bag, the semi-finalists will also receive a whopping 2GB Mimobot from Mimoco  and the winner will receive an Apple iBook for his or her dope under-pressure designs. 

Cut & Paste seems like a pretty innovative idea whose time has come.  Designer toys are one canvas and outlet for talented designers to get their work seen, appreciated, purchased and enjoyed.  Competitons such as Cut and Paste will likely raise the bar for top-notch graphic design and by extension designer toys as well. 

Want to Enter?
Drop an e-mail to  [email protected] by NOVEMBER 4TH with the subject "ENTER CONTEST" with the following information:

1) Name, address, phone number
2) Work info - position, employer, brief job description
3) Link to website, portfolio, or other online proof-of-work (no attachments please)
4) Brief bio (3 sentences max)

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