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November 4, 2011

Hugh Rose custom Bearbrick and Coarse Toys Jaws

Hugh Rose shares with us images of this beautiful custom Bearbrick he executed for the Icons show at The Hang Gang in Leeds, UK. Hugh exhibited alongside JPK, Sourbones, Matt Lunartik JOnes, Mimic, Robotboy, Squink!, Map Map, A Little Stranger, Drilone, and many more. Definitely a killer show. Here's a slideshow from their Flickr:






Hugh's latest custom is this Coarse Toys Jaws figure, which seems to be a favorite platform for world-class toy customizers:
If you want to learn more about Hugh Rose, check the following links:

DKE Toys presents: "Skin Deep" by Scott Wilkowski

Skin Deep

Artist Scott Wilkowski Infects 6 Designer Toys

Saturday, November 5, 2011   10am - 5pm

Designer Con
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green Street  
Pasadena, CA 91101

Scott Wilkowski has been busy putting skulls, skeletons and creepy creatures inside favorite designer toys. For Skin Deep, he infects Buff Monster's "Buff Monster", Luke Chueh's "Possessed", Frank Kozik's "Labbit", October Toys "Gwin", Suckadelic's "Sucklord" and Scott Tolleson's "Otis & Otto".

The show will premiere November 5th at the 2011 Designer Con, an art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art.  www.designercon.com

Scott Wilkowski, Buff Monster, Luke Chueh, George and Ayleen Gaspar of October Toys, The Sucklord and Scott Tolleson will all be attendance at Designer Con. Frank Kozik TBD. There will be a photo opportunity and signing at 3pm at the DKE Toys booth with all attending artists. *Artists subject to availability.
Each of the six hand-cast resin editions will be limited to 25 pieces of two different colors each (50 total of each style). Due to the labor-intensive process of hand making each piece, only 10 of each colorway will be available for purchase at Designer Con.

Prices are as follows:
$50 - October Toys Gwin
$50 - Scott Tolleson's Otis & Otto
$100 - Suckadelic's Sucklord carded figure
$100 - Buff Monster's Buff Monster 3"
$150 - Frank Kozik's Labbit 5" by Kid Robot
$300 - Luke Chueh's Possessed by Munky King
 
Following the debut, Skin Deep will travel to Lulubell Toy Bodega in Mesa, Arizona  www.lulubelltoys.com (December 9th - December 30th) and then to Screaming Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon  www.screamingskygallery.com (February 23rd - March 25th).

Skin Deep is presented by DKE Toys. Dov and Sarah Jo have produced several art shows together including: The Vader Project, Spoonful of Star Wars, STUFFED: a plush food show and The Custom Yoka Show.

Show info and photos:  www.skindeepartshow.com 
Scott Wilkowski: Scott Wilkowski is a Wisconsin-based artist and sculptor. He perfected the process he used to produce Skin Deep for The Custom Yoka Show, which premiered at Designer Con in 2009. His piece was the first to sell and was so popular it became a special edition with new pieces showing and selling out at each of the seven stops on The Custom Yoka Show US gallery tour. The pieces he created as a collaboration with designer toy creator JAMUNGO for San Diego Comic-Con in 2010 and 2011 were also instant sell-outs. Scott works as a professional sculptor and has done sculpting work for Sideshow Collectibles, McFarlane Toys, Disney and Sanrio.  www.scottwilkowski.com

DKE Toys: Dov Kelemer & Sarah Jo Marks are Curators of Skin Deep and Founders of DKE Toys, one of the largest designer vinyl and art-toy distribution companies in the world, exclusively representing over 250 companies, artists and designers.  www.dketoys.com