Wednesday, September 12, 2007
If anyone is familiar with the Kid Robot Store then you know what kind of toys they sell there. The funky Japanese import kind, among others. However this one toy caught my eye because of it's combination of cuteness/scary factor that typically you wouldn't want your kid to snuggle and love. But you just can't help it because despite the bloodiness that drips from it's jaws and claws, it's still cute (at least to me) The artist who created this is known as Mori Chakku. He's a native of Sakai, Osaka, Japan.
His "...design is an antithesis to the excessively cute products produced by Disney, Sanrio's Hello Kitty, and other companies. Mori Chack believes that humans and animals are incompatible, and an animal is wild by nature. This is expressed most pronouncedly by the Gloomy Bear, which is often shown blood stained and striking humans. ..."
It's basically become a collectable and many have become obsessed with this form of art as I like to call it because it is a form of art - Urban Vinyl Art. And again the ideas stem from Japan and other parts of Asia....It's quite the phenominom overseas as well as here. There are so many kinds of urban vinyl characters out there so check it out people and start lovin' the Vinyl!
Posted by Jessie at 4:05 PM