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What a warm and cute wooden toy for kid! it is a good craft and art as well!
These ultra-cool wooden toys fashioned by Japanese artist, Takeji Nakagawa, aren't available in the HK & USA. It only sold in exihibition... However, it doesn't stop me from showing you some of the amazing toys this modern-day Geppetto is making...
here is philosophy of to make this wooden toys...
Take-G toy’s is a ‘toy’ maker which mostly deals with wooden crafts hand-made by Takeji (Take-G) Nakagawa (actual toys which are sold online are restricted to Take-G blocks and zoo). My motto is to bring wooden beauty and quality into life in my own style.
I often get asked “Why do you make robots with wood?” I don’t really have an exact answer for it but I often relate my robots with ‘future’.
What do you relate future with? ? Cities full of metals, glasses and plastics in a SF movie???
What we really want is not that kind of future but one full of trees and something more natural. I don’t think humans can live without trees no matter what advances technology makes.
When I think of ‘future’, I cannot help thinking of ‘past’ at the same time. Trees take long time (tens and hundreds years) to grow and show us their beauty (the product of their past). I think that I have responsibilities as a craftsman and an artist of breathing new life into these trees. I have a job to link 100 years in the past and 100 years in the future through my work. This is my values toward my work.
I wish my work, which carries such values, can grab imaginations of children of the past, present and future.
This is cool and lovely, isn't it?
official site of artist: http://take-g.com/
English site http://take-g.jugem.jp/?eid=207
Sunday, May 04, 2008
I think you must see this "Tezuka Moderno" series character before, books, figures, capsule toys and different kinds of products. UI love the design a lot, simple, cute and sweet and they are all very appealing. This is a very successful redesign of Astroboy. "Tezuka Moderno was unveiled at the 2006 Tokyo Anime Fair, and is a collaboration between Tezuka Productions and renowned Japanese designer Shiro Nakano’s Modern Pets. Modern Pets is a collection of plush animals which is vastly popular in Japan at the moment. Under the Tezuka Moderno umbrella you will find some of Osamu Tezuka’s most famous characters rendered in Nakano's style."
This limited edition is so cute. ...but very expensive
Tezuka Moderno Crossover promotion in HK
Tezuka Moderno Yujin Time Capsule products
There is a promotion campaign from Tezuka x Circle K in Hong Kong
The Astro Boy Handkerchief Pack with Lucky Card. It comes with any magazines and newspaper you bought in Circle K store. This kind of handkerchief pack is only popular in Asia, people bring this instead of cloth handkerchief.
more product at Circle K...