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…The lunch box is back?

Lunch Boxes

Kii Arens of the “La-La Land” gallery in LA has teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to bring some cool back to the lunch box. 25 artists, including Joe Ledbetter, Shag, Gary Baseman, and Greg “Craola” Simkins contributed designs, and the results are beautifully retro. The PB&J revival has begun.

[Dark Horse Comics]

[La-La Land Gallery]

[Via: Format Magazine]

…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]

[Via: Cool Hunting]