Saturday was the annual ‘Peaty’s Steel City Downhill’ event here in Sheffield and we were super proud to be involved with things again! Here’s a pic of the medals we designed and made for this years event, along with a pic of the man himself Mr Steve Peat and a fantastic little edit by the guys at X-Trails films. Congrats to all the riders who took part and everyone involved for a fantastic event. Thank you very much for inviting us to be part of things again!
For more info on the event, what it’s about and what it means for cycling in Sheffield and the Peaks, check out the Steel City Series page and keep an eye on This Is Sheffield for all things awesome going on in the hills.
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Gallery Nucleus are continuing their series of AMAZING tribute shows with ‘Saga in The Stars: A Tribute to a Galaxy Far Far Away’, and we are over the moon to be part of it. Our pieces for the show are an edition of hand made paperclay originals, based on the infamous Ewoks!
The show opens on May the Fouth (of course!) but the pieces will be available via the Gallery Nucleus website, and you can sign up for the online preview which will begin on May 3rd, and see full details about the show here.
YUB YUB WUBITTY WUB!
Over 100 different artists, illustrators and designers have contributed to the Beermat Characters exhibition, curated by our firends at InkyGoodness and opening tonight at the very snazzy Coningsby Gallery in London Town!
There’s some fantastic work available as part of the show, you can check out updates from the evening on the InkyGoodness Facebook page and in the meantime, here’s a wee peek at our submission – we hope you guys like it!
Evening all! It’s time for our final Toycon UK release announcement – this time its some work in progress pics!
We’re very excited to be in the process of casting 2 new handmade resin figures for the event – The Hermazinger and Miss Panda Super Idol!!
These are sculpted by us and produced in our very own hi-tech production lab… er… kitchen.
We’ll update with more pics of the finished items, run numbers and prices soon!
We hope you like the look of em, we’re certainly having a lot of fun making them and learning a ton of stuff at the same time. woop!
Hooray – Here’s the first of today’s Toycon UK releases! Lovely charred pieces of wood that smell great and can be attached to your keys. WOW!
6 different designs, made in Sheffield (of course!) and priced at £5 each.
Stay tuned as today is going to be the final day of our Toycon UK announcements – but there’s more to come later!
oh the suspense!!
YEY! Handmade cushions are BACK! We’ve been sewing like crazy to make up this new batch of fluffy-shaped awesome for Toycon UK!
They’ll all be available on the day priced between £20 and £25 for the bigguns, and £10 for the smallies.
Perfect for snuggling up to or beating silly!
We’re announcing more teasers and updates throughout this week – keep an eye on Twitter and Facebook too.
Posted in Events, Work, tagged art, british, camera, collaboration, comic, cool, cute, design, fun, illustration, leic, otaku, panda, polaroid, rollieflex, slr, tado, toy, wood on March 27, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Yippee! It’s time to reveal our second release for ToyCon UK – this is the second edition of Panda Otaku Vol. 1- Panda Otaku in glorious hand-painted technicolour. Woo!
Armed with his collection of cameras he’s ready to compulsively document his mundane existence of delivering takeaway food and trawling the yahoo japan auctions for treasures.
As with the first edition ‘Au Naturel’ versions, each 6.5″ solid wood panda is hand carved by Nick Hunter. Each figure is individual, and all slightly different.
They are then hand finished and painted by ourselves. Each comes with 2 cameras – a small hand-held and then either a Polaroid, Rolleiflex, SLR or Leica. He also comes with a ‘Hobbyshop Astro’ bag and miniature ‘gentlemans comic’! They come packaged with the same lovely laser-cut/etched Hobbyshop Astro display box as the first edition and the entire product is very proudly made in Sheffield!
3 of these hand painted pandas will be available at the Toycon UK on a first come, first served basis, priced at £120 each.
As before however, for people unable to attend, there will be a very limited number available to pre-order via the TADOShop after the Toycon event.
We might even be able to offer a choice of which camera you would like!
Stay tuned for further updates on the other goodies we’ll be bringing to Toycon UK – there’s a lot more to come!
Toycon UK is almost upon us! Hooray! This week we’ll be posting up some of the goodies we’re planning on having on our little stall.
First up is the first phase of a very special project…
We’re super proud to have joined forces again with fellow Sheffielder and wood-carver extraordinaire Nick Hunter to create the first in a new series of releases called Panda Otaku.
Panda Otaku is a new long-term narrative project that will follow the adventures and misadventures of Jerry; take-away delivery driver, social recluse and obsessive otaku.
The first release in the series is the Panda Otaku Vol.1 ‘Au Naturel’ edition, which will be available at the forth-coming Toycon UK, to be held 6th April in London.
Each 6.5″ hand-carved solid wood panda comes with 2 cameras (lucky dip of Polaroid, Leica, Rolleiflex or SLR versions), as well as a miniature ‘gentlemens comic / magazine’.
Each figure is individual, and all slightly different. They’re finished with a coat of protective beeswax and come packaged in a spectacular laser-etched comic shop display box.
The entire product is very proudly made in Sheffield!
However for people unable to attend, there will be a very limited number available to pre-order via the TADOShop after the Toycon event. Hooray!
We’ve got a whole bunch of other new products that we’ll be releasing at the London Toycon, including a second edition of Panda Otaku Vol. 1, which we’ll be posting pics of very soon – stay tuned for further updates and more insight into the story of Panda Otaku!
Posted in Events, Work, tagged artwork, beach, characters, charity, cute, hydrotherepy, ice cream, illustration, ocean, pool, refurb, sea, sensory, sheffield, swimming, tado, turtle, whale on February 28, 2013 | 1 Comment »
We began this year working on another fantastic project with the guys at Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s ‘Artfelt’ initiative.
Following on from our extensive work there last year, we were back at The Ryegate Centre for Phase 2 of their amazing refurbishment programme – the total renewal of the Hydrotherepy Pool facility.
The pool is one of the most heavily used areas of the centre and was in urgent need of updating and modernising. A huge fundraising effort was made and work began on the project at the end of summer 2012.
We were asked to jump onboard for the final phase of the refurb and to bring along a cast of happy characters who would bring to life the pool, changing rooms and waiting areas.
We’re extremely proud to have been involved in the project and it was a wonderful way to start the year – we can’t wait until the pool is officially opened on the 12th March and the kids can start enjoying it!
You can learn more about Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s brilliant Artfelt programme and the work they do here: www.tchc.org.uk/artfelt
Our pieces for Project QiQi – a customised toy exhibition that will be held at the forthcoming Toycon UK in April. Thank you very much to our pals Creo Design and Ziqi Wu for inviting us to get involved.
More details about Project QiQi here, and you can check out all the customs available here: Woo!