We’ve got a whole load of exciting new Gola stuff to share with you guys this week. Here’s the first mini-collection, Surf’s Up! for summer 2013!
Available now from the Gola website and retailers worldwide!
Keep an eye on the blog and Facebook, we’ll be updating with more Gola-goodies over the next few days!
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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!
Posted in Work, tagged artist, collar, cool, cute, dalek, design, dog, hachi, hachi supply, illustration, leashes, puppy, seen, shane jessup, tado, tristan eaton, upso on December 3, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
We’re very excited to announce the launch of a new brand of designer dog supplies called Hachi Supply. Created by our good friend Mr Shane Jessup, with a little help from faithful chum Cortez, Hachi Supply is a fantastic range of artist-designed collars, leashes and other products for your furry friend.
We’re extremely proud to be part of the first series of products, the other artists involved include the likes of Dalek, Tristan Eaton, Seen, and Upso! Our collar and leash are modelled in these pics by the extremely handsome Vinny.
Could there be a more perfect Christmas present for the woofer in your life???
Check out the Hachi Supply website to see the full range and pimp out your pup!
Also, Hachi Supply Facebook & Hachi Supply Season 1 ‘Woof Book’:
Posted in Events, Work, tagged art, artwork, british, collaboration, cool, cute, design, event, exciting, fun, halloween, hong kong, illustration, panda, pirates, space, spooky, tado, tai po, toy on November 15, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Tai Po Mega Mall in Hong Kong asked us to come up with some space-themed spooky fun for their 2012 Halloween celebrations!
We got to design a crew of characters, a huge set and even some halloween snacks for the kids!
The installation formed the centrepiece of the mall’s decorations and was used for various fun events including the highly competitive kids costume competition!
Here’s a teaser pic, you can see the full album here on our Facebook Page!
Pics courtesy of Tai Po Mega Mall
Posted in Events, Fun Stuff!, Work, tagged bags, british, carnaby, collaboration, cool, cute, design, doodle, drawing, fun, gola, illustration, live, london, mural, nervous, new york, painting, scared, tado, tados!, tokyo, vinyl, wellies on August 28, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
We’re very excited to announce that we’ll be down at the Gola Classics store on Carnaby Street, London this Thursday 30th August for a live mural session to celebrate the release of the new Autumn / Winter 2012 Gola by TADO range. Woo!Do pop in to have a gander and say hello if you happen to be in town!
More info here on the Gola site.
Posted in Fun Stuff!, Work, tagged 2012, autumn, back to school, bags, british, collaboration, cool, cute, design, fun, gola, illustration, london, new york, redford, school, tado, tokyo, winter on August 28, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Fun Stuff!, Work, tagged british, chuppi, cool, customise, design, fun, funky, lava lamp, LED, light, lighting, mathmos, nightlight, stickers, tado, toy, unusual, vinyl, weird on April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment »
A little while ago our friends at the British institution that is Mathmos asked us to pop in for a natter about an exciting new product they wanted to develop. That product was Chuppi!
As we’ve worked with Mathmos several times before, we were very excited to jump onboard and get crackin on the concepts and character ideas for Chuppi. The whole project was done in total collaboration and we’re over the moon with the results.
From the official press release:
“Iconic UK brand MATHMOS have teamed up with graphic art duo TADO to create Chuppi – the perfect interactive child’s nightlight AND an adult’s collectable art toy. The wireless colour changing customizable Chuppi available internationally from the 30th April at www.MATHMOS.com and is priced at £30 (40EU).
Harnessing almost 50 years of MATHMOS ambient lighting expertise, Chuppi can be set on a single colour or allowed to cycle through the spectrum. He (or she!) will fade off automatically after half an hour, but can also be set to stay alight. Each Chuppi comes with reusable stickers for 18 different characters allowing for full customization. Should you ever tire of your light giving companion you can simply rearrange the stickers. Wirelessly this unique customizable art toy and light lasts for up to 6 hours and you simply place Chuppi on their home to charge.
MATHMOS has a history of creating magical lights with a host of acclaimed designers including Ross Lovegrove, Shin and Tomoko Azumi and El Ultimo Grito. The imaginative work of TADO bringing them to the attention of MATHMOS who felt their style would be a perfect match for their first venture into the art toy market. Mike and Katie of TADO have also worked with Nike, MTV, Puma, Adidas, Vodafone, Elle Magazine, Star Wars, Selfridges, McDonald’s, Microsoft’s Zune, and Kidrobot. They produce graphics, animation, web design, designer toys and customized cars, and now ambient lighting.
Commenting on the collaboration TADO said:
“The main challenge was coming up with a fun little guy that offered something a little bit different to the customizable toy market. As such we wanted to try and make something that could be used either as it comes, or as a platform to be customized, with the added dimension of it being illuminated. The stickers we created also allow people to have some fun and get creative without having to break out the pens and paints! We worked really closely with MATHMOS to come up with the characters shape and pose, a true collaborative project in every sense of the world and we are delighted with the results.”
MATHMOS invented the lava lamp in 1963 and have kept it in constant UK manufacture since; designing, manufacturing and marketing their own range of award winning branded ambient lights for nearly 50 years. Proud of their long British manufacturing history and of our Queens Award winning exports, they have produced a limited edition lava lamp to commemorate The Queens diamond jubilee.”
We’re looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Chuppi, and to see where the added lighting dimension will take him in terms of a base for toy-customisation! Stay tuned for more of Chuppi’s adventures!