Illustrator Patrick Wong has just released a 3" limited edition resin toy entitled "SP1200" (after the legendary sampling drum machine of the same name) targeting beat producers, toy collectors, and connoisseurs of classic hip hop culture.
The SP1200 resin toy is the second release in the "Beats" series. The series sets out to create a genealogy of samplers from the late 80s to 2000s such as the MPC60 and Maschine, marking an evolution of both in technology and music. The Emu SP1200 sampling drum machine ushered in a new era of music composition in 1987 by allowing artists to sample parts of breakbeats and appropriating them to create "new" productions.
Like the MPC60 (previously announced), the SP1200 was known for it's distinctive lo-fi 12-bit aesthetic and made popular by producers such as Pete Rock and Lord Finesse.
The SP1200 resin toy begins shipping Friday July 14, 2014 and is available for $40 plus shipping in Patrick's store. Comes with a numbered card, accessory toy break record (The Honeydrippers "Impeach the President" 45), and is limited to 50 pieces.
About Patrick Wong:
Patrick Wong is an artist and illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. He has been recognized by Applied Arts Magazine, American illustration, Society of illustrators Los Angeles, and Creative Quarterly for his work. Patrick received his BFA in Visual Art (Illustration) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and began his career as a commercial artist with clients such as The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, and the March of Dimes Foundation. His current practice is informed by his experience within industry combined with discourses in contemporary art, philosophy, and youth culture. For more information, please visit his website.