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An Artisan Designer Toy

A documentary about the pleasure of creating, getting dirty hands, and learning from mistakes.

Premiere + Exhibition

Today is a great day. We can say when and where will be the An Artisan Designer Toy premiere. It is time to enjoy the movie, because after more than a year of hard work from our side and long wait from yours, there is enthusiasm for seeing the result.   Premiere will be in Valencia, on Saturday 24th June 2014. The place will be La […]

Exhibition An Artisan Designer Toy

In video blog #7 we said that we are working in an exhibition for the premiere of An Artisan Designer Toy.   So, we have been getting in touch with some artist for customizing our toys: Zuby McField, Hunterbit and Pepper. With all of them and other artist’s works, we are arranging the exhibition which will be […]

DIY versions An Artisan Designer Toy

The creative challenge and the pleasure of working on a DIY of any platform is immense. We can say that we’ve really enjoyed more working on Syk customs than during their production process. It’s feeling the complete freedom of doing whatever you want!   Therefore Zuby McField, Hunterbit and Pepper won’t be less. We introduce the An Artisan […]

Video blog #7: Premiere and exhibition

We introduce you An Artisan Designer Toy video blog seventh chapter. We talk about the progress of the documentary, the future premiere with exhibition and about the Designer Toys Workshop.

Sponsor: Monduber Spray Color

Monduber Spray Color has acquired last Silver Sponsorship. If you are interested in sponsor the documentary, still can do it with Bronze or Web Sponsorship.   Monduber Spray Color is a store where you find stuff for graffiti, airbrushing, markers, body paint, custom and any paint. If you want to custom helmets, bikes, motorbikes. If […]

Zuby McField, Hunterbit and Pepper on sale

The three toys of the documentary will be released on November 20th from www.syntetykstore.com   They will be available in a pack all three together, but they can be purchased individually. All toys, handcrafted, are finished manually. And are accompanied by a cloth bag, screen printed by us with their logos.  

“An Artisan Designer Toy” Toys

Some views of the “An Artisan Designer Toy” Toys: Zuby McField, Hunterbit and Pepper. Will be on sale soon at our store.      

An Artisan Designer Toy poster

We introduce you the poster designed for An Artisan Designer Toy. Its bare essentials: Two people manufacturing three designer toys with their hands.   We designed this poster to convey the simplicity with which the film develops. Project methodology says: A number of required operations, arranged in a logical order dictated by experience.  

An Artisan Designer Toy speech

On October 20th, we were giving a speech about An Artisan Designer Toy in the First Craft and Design Days in Valencia, organized by queCraft. It was a pleasure to be invited in this Days, and more, to be exposing more than one hour our project and exchanging views with the audience. Thank you for coming!   […]

Video Blog #6: Finishing

We introduce you An Artisan Designer Toy videoblog sixth chapter. We talk about the progress of the documentary, ant the finishing an packaging of our toys.

Pepper logo

The focus in Pepper is in his twisted tongue. It is the point from which triggers his anger. So from the beginning we knew that the tongue should be an important part of his brand. El centro de atención en Pepper se encuentra en su retorcida lengua. Es el punto desde el que se desencadena […]

Hunterbit logo

Hunterbit logo has a warrior sediment. Hunterbit is a dam in the animal kingdom that decided to lead their life to a different level than nature had intended for him. For this it was necessary to give the logo a certain forcefulness, security and energy.  

Video Blog #5: Casting

We introduce you An Artisan Designer Toy videoblog fifth chapter.   In this chapter we talk about the progress of the documentary, show the three Toys molds and a sneak peek of the casting process with our rotocasting machine.    

Zuby McField logo

The logo that represents this Toy begins taking shape while bearing in mind that Zuby is a personified monster. He has a normal life, he has a job, he runs, DIY, etc. Even has a name: Zuby McField. This personification requires a handwriting logo, like it was his own letter.   After working in some lines […]

Video Blog #4: Molds

We introduce you An Artisan Designer Toy videoblog fourth chapter.   In this chapter we talk about the progress of the film, the different kind of molds we have form and we dissect a Zuby McField in order to check the resin is distributing homogeneously after rotocasting.  

Sponsors: Tximino Art

Tximino Art sponsors An Artisan Designer Toy.   Tximino Art is an online store inspired by the coolest urban art. They have a carefully selected stuff: Art Toys, books, comics, Toy USB memories… in limited and rare editions by the best contemporary artists.   Choose from a wide range of payment methods like bank transfer, credit/debit card […]

Third Toy prototype: Pepper

Pepper is a strange character. His essence is pepper. There are no blood in his veins, he has a pepper saturated solution.   Pepper reacts whenever someone uses pepper in their cooking practices. Black, white or green, it doesn’t matter! It generates an imbalance in his vital solution and turns it into a irritable creature, […]

Sponsors: Glaspol Composites

Glaspol Composites sponsors An Artisan Designer Toy.   We have been buying in Glaspol a lot of years. Always as customer-supplier. A functional and aseptic relationship . Today, thanks to An Artisan Designer Toy, we have discovered our common aims. We love meeting people behind companies who shares similar concerns.   Javier, Glaspol manager, writes this text […]

Video Blog #3: Interviews

We introduce you An Artisan Designer Toy videoblog third chapter .   In this chapter we make a little check of the project progress and focus in the interviews with Jesper Puchades, Sergio Gallegos, Emilio García, Noé Mendoza and Erik Lee.  

Erik Lee interview

The interviews with our collaborators finished with Erik Lee, the author of TURU. From La Latina neighborhood with Pipo&Astutto to Las Letras neighborhood.   There, in a little and bright attic, we talked to Erik. We shared common sensations and realized that there is more people than we believed, wishing to create . After the […]

Sponsor: Mondotoyz

Mondotoyz sponsors An Artisan Designer Toy.   Mondotoyz is a On-Line store to visit when you want a new Toy. David, the owner, ensures a positive shopping experience : Secure payment, fast shipping… Also, we know for sure that if you are looking for a special Toy, David does everything possible to get it for you. […]

Pipo&Astutto interview

On April 25th we were in Madrid. We interviewed to Pipo&Astutto in the La Latina neighborhood. We wanted to know these guys.   After having a coffee near to a beautiful fridge, we started talking about the story behind Supergordo and his making off. All about in the magic atmosphere of a atelier. Surrounded by a typographic […]

Second Toy prototype: Hunterbit

Hunterbit was a rabbit jaded of living like a prey. Tired of hidding and bored of eating vegetables. He needed a change in his life. He needed to let out this wild side that everyone has.   One day he waked up with enough courage to put a paw outside of the limits imposed by […]

Emilio García interview

We were with Emilio García on April 24th. We arrived early in the morning and we were all day talking with him.   Our first impression was very friendly. He went down the street to meet us and took out his car from the garage to park ours. Shortly we were starting with the interview. […]

Erik Lee collaborates in An Artisan Designer Toy

Erik Lee is the last one collaborator in An Artisan Designer Toy.  He is the author of TURU.   Erik started making his own Toy when he saw some photos of  the working process of another collaborator in this documentary, Emilio García. He took photos of his process and shared with the world too.   In addition […]

VuitBits interview

On saturday april 20th afternoon, we arrived to Santa Coloma de Gramenet to talk with Sergio.   We started with the interview after looking at his wide collection of Toys. We saw how works a 3D printer, talked about the possibilities what offers and, also, we saw the Toys he created with this technique.   […]

HX Studio interview

On Saturday April 20th we left early in Valencia, at 6 am. We arrived at about 9:30 to Arenys de Munt. Jesper waiting there for us to do the interview.   More than an interview with a interviewer and a interviewed, we were looking for a talk between lovers of toys. We liked the result and this is […]

HX Studio collaborates in An Artisan Designer Toy

HX Studio is the Jesper Puchades creative place. He is joining to An Artisan Designer Toy to show another way of work, plus giving to this documentary something outside the manufacture of Toys: Customizing, what we know like Custom Toys.   Jesper arrived to the world of Toys by his love for origami and Paper Toys. He […]

Stereográfico interview

Stereográfico is a radio program broadcasted by internet. It is specialized in design and graphic arts. Graphic designers, artists, photographers, arquitects… are welcome.   Here, An Artisan Designer Toy interview:  

Video Blog #2: Zuby McField

Here is the second chapter of An Artisan Designer Toy video blog.   As in the previous chapter we talk about the progress of the project, where we stand. Also, in this chapter, we show the first toy prototype of the three that we will perform throughout the documentary. He is a monster with an ordinary […]

First Toy prototype: Zuby McField

Zuby was a normal monster, like other ones. He has an ordinary life. He had a job, he went running no so far than two blocks, he used to do DIY on sundays… Just a normal monster.   Until one day, while a new neighbor was moving to the neighborhood, saw himself in a mirror […]

Vuitbits collaborates in An Artisan Designer Toy

Sergio Gallegos is the person behind Vuitbits. He is a collaborator who brings to An Artisan Designer Toy a working method that uses 3D printing.   Sergio contacted us to participate in the documentary, and we found it interesting for two reasons: The first one, because both share the admiration by characters like Bernard, from Day […]

Sponsor: Vinyles Chiles

Vinyles Chiles sponsors An Artisan Designer Toy.   Vinyles Chiles is a broadcast medium of Art Toy Drive and everything related to this pop art artistic activity.   They just launched a weekly program about Art Toy. They say that its content will be very dynamic and that it will be interviews, trivia and information. This is […]

Video Blog #1

We are starting a video blog to tell you, in first person, the documentary evolution, the things that are happening to us and a lot of interesting details. In this chapter, we talk about the six first days of filming, difficulties and decisions. In addition, we show exclusive images from behind the scenes.  

Sketches: Between red and black

  We see this phase in red and black, it is the balance between emotion and reason. First, the red prevails. Running away from limits, you want everything flowing without control, no concerns. You just want to create, though it has no sense. You want to feel free, without justification, just drawing to pull out […]

Work in progress

Filming with phones

The nature of this project allows us to record with mobile devices. The purpose of this documentary is to encourage people making toys by their own, with their hands and low budgets. This is the reason why we’re filming with phones and tablets, because everyone have it and offer an acceptable quality.  

Sponsor: Dibujando, community of artists, draws, and learning to draw.

Dibujando.net sponsors An Artisan Designer Toy.   Dibujando.net is the quintessential meeting point for artists who wish to show their works to the world, providing protection and a place to learn and improve techniques.  

Do more, think less

To start something, you have to Start. It is clear, but often is the first problem: Overcoming the fear of the blank page. You stand in front of the paper and freezes against Nothingness.   A great option is to do more and think less. Looking for a place you feel right and starting, let flow the […]

What is special about this documentary?

This question could have a lot of answers, it depends who were you asking about. From our point of view we’ll highlight the uncertainty created by producing a documentary about something that does not exist yet. It sounds ridiculous when you say “We’re going to produce a documentary about something what doesn’t exist”. A logical order […]

Three different experiences with the same goal

An Artisan Designer Toy is going to be an enriching documentary. From a pragmatic point of view, because you’ll find three different experiences to achieve the same aim. This ensures the public to see three ways to produce their Designer Toy: You’ll be able to follow any of the three processes, you’ll be able to mix the […]

Pipo&Astutto will collaborate with the documentary. Superfat

Serendipity is the word that perfectly defines we can work with Noé Mendoza and Pablo Correa: The two engines of Pipo&Astutto.   We met virtually five years ago at forum solosontoys. There we’re talking about the progress of our respective projects. Once finished we lost communication.   Today, by chance, we met again through a mutual friend. It would […]

Sponsor: The City Loves You – Fresh Urban Culture!

TCLY sponsors An Artisan Designer Toy.   The City Loves You is a space of cultural diffusion focused on the various forms of contemporary artistic expression, local and international.  

Emilio García will collaborate with us. Jumping Brain. Lapolab

Emilio Garcia, the designer under the famous Jumpin Brain is going to be in our documentary. We met Emilio a few years ago at the forum solosontoys. We found there to share what we were doing. We’re producing our SYK and he his famous Jumping Brain. We realized his toy would be successful, whenever Emilio came and wrote […]