Thursday, January 10, 2008

Kozik Book Signing: Plasticland!!!

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Tonight was the book signing for Kozik's new book: "Plasticland" at the book store Babylon Falling in San Francisco. I showed up a bit late, but there was quite a following of Kozik Fans hanging about. Published by Dark Horse, Plasticland is essentially a coffetable book of many of Frank's toys and designs. toybot studios is honored to be one of the contributing photographers.

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“The man credited with single-handedly reviving the concept of rock posters as an art form, Frank Kozik was first exposed to the counterculture world of “designer art toys” on a trip to Japan in 1996. His collecting hobby soon mutated into a new profession, and in 2002 Kozik made the leap from illustrator to toy designer. Now considered one of the world’s top three underground toy designers, Kozik shares all the secrets of this arcane and cutting-edge art movement in Plasticland. This deluxe oversized volume, the first collected work of Kozik’s foray into this explosive new phenomenon, offers a fascinating look at the creation and end result of modern toy design. A dazzling photographic record of all Kozik’s production and custom pieces through early 2006, the book also features his new works in serigraphy and oil painting.”

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There was even a Ballet Dancer! Surreal!

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Babylon Falling's proprietor Sean Stewart had a little photo montage with a running commentary from Kozik playing on the TV. The photography alone is worth checking out and taken by Director, Photographer Shaun Roberts


You can check out this interesting Kozik commentary and photo montage by clicking HERE

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