Here at dinkybox we specialise in promoting the work of British and International Artists & Designers who love (as we do) the creation of mini figures, charms, keychains and other funky collectables. Here we look at the work of SHAWN SMITH, a USA based designer who has worked with Kidrobot to produce many very groovy collections include the much loved Ninjatown series alongside his own label, Shawnimals.
SHAWN SMITH "...has been many things over the years, through it all it's been about the cute, funny, and kind of weird creatures that come from my brain. In the beginning, they merely adorned the margins of my notepads in school. Over time, they evolved, becoming the perfect mix of being iconic and recognizable yet open enough to allow someone's imagination to take the designs even further. Characters like the Wee Ninja from Ninjatown, Moustachios, Pocket Pork Dumplings, and so many more. Being inspired by pop culture at-large, and then turning it into something entirely new is one of my favorite parts of what I do. I'm proud to say that thousands of handmade plush goods have been produced since Shawnimals' humble beginnings, with even more products released in the form of designer toys and other such collectibles with companies like Kidrobot and Rotofugi, lifestyle accessories and apparel with Mimoco, David and Goliath, and Smash Transit, amazing promotional goods with companies like MailChimp, Basecamp, Revolution Brewing, and others, not to mention comics, video games for Nintendo, iOS, and Android, and many more." Text taken from: http://www.shawnimals.com/
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