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…Full Vinyl is a book about toys?

Full Vinyl

Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys by Ivan Vartanian is a great looking book filled with full color photos of over 400 vinyl figures from a variety of the most popular artists in the industry. The book even has a corrugated cardboard cover and a squid keychain embedded in the front to give it a little bit of artsy flair. History books have never been this much fun.


…FlapArt plays with a stranger’s mind?


FlapArt makes book covers that are sure to surprise those around you. Now you can cover up your latest installment of Harry Potter with titles like How to Murder a Complete Stranger and Get Away with It, How to Make Your Mother A Porn Star, and Perfecting the Art of Fart Projection if you want a little private time on the subway.


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…Daily Dose of Imagery has a book?


Daily Dose of Imagery, Volume 1, is a 40 page book featuring a collection of more than 40 photographs taken by Sam Javanrouh and featured on the Daily Dose of Imagery site during the first 40 months. It’s 10”x8” and can be ordered in either Hardcover or Softcover form, making this a perfect coffee table book or a great gift idea for any art lover. Judging by the quality of the photographs that are featured on DDoI, this ought to be one impressive collection.

[Daily Dose of Imagery, Volume 1]

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…Playboy loves celebrities?


Playboy has a magical way of getting celebrities to slip out of their usual attire and show the world what they’re working with. Playboy: The Celebrities is a coffee table book featuring 150 of the most famous Playboy celebrity features, including Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Jenny McCarthy, Pamela Anderson, Marilyn Monroe, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evans, and Farrah Fawcett. It’s funny what a pictorial can do for a career.

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…I Am Plastic is a book about toys?

I Am Plastic

“Kidrobot is planet Earth’s premier creator & retailer of limited edition toys, clothing, mini-figures, artwork & books”. That’s quite a statement. It’s no surprise then that he’s the man behind a new book about the explosive growth of the designer toy industry. Originating from Hong Kong, these made by artists, collected by everyone toys have formed their own haute culture in less than a decade. I Am Plastic, by Kidrobot founder and creative director Paul Budnitz, is a comprehensive visual history of the phenomenon. Including 360 color pages with 100s of toys from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Frank Kozik, Mori Chack, Gary Baseman, Pete Fowler, Junko Mizuno and many more, this book is the perfect resource for both the curious newcomer and the avid collector.

[Kid Robot]

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