Monday, December 24, 2012
Toyarchitects and Cavy the Hamster thank you for your fantastic support in 2012! We travelled to great places this year. Toyarchitects and my little son are proud of being invited to the Earth-Movement-Show in San Francisco, curated by Jeremy Brautman and Cooper Berella (aka SuperCooper) at Kokoro Studio. Cavy met some awesome people this year. Thank you for meeting Amy, Brian and Daniel at documenta 13. Thanks so much to Ryan Crippen aka Reactor88 for his great Totem Hamster!
Thanks also go out to Spanky Stokes, ToysRevil, Hello Vinyl, Toyartgallery, Vinylabuse, Brokerockers, Munky-King-Gallery, Customtoyunion, Collect 3D Trampt, Bananasuicida, Tomopop, Battlegrip, Sina, Vinylpulse Plasticandplush, vinyl-creep, thunderchunky, sweetoy, collect for announcing anything new around the Urban Hamsters! The biggest thanks to all friends, consumers, customers and artists in the world for your support and love!
Merry Christmas, may God be with you and a Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you so much Mathias
Sunday, July 22, 2012
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
The show features artwork by emerging solo artists, kids in collaboration with established artists (who happen to also be their parents, uncles, aunts and neighbors) and a few special friends. Please see the artist list here.
One year ago last March, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck Japan. It claimed the lives of more than 15,000 people, triggered nuclear accidents and moved earth on its axis. Just 3 months before it was even a seismic blip, 7 artists journeyed from Japan to San Francisco to be part of an art event called LOVE MOVEMENT. Shin Tanaka and Nao Shimojo conceived of the show, I curated it, and Cooper attended it. When the Japanese artists had to go home, we’d all become good friends. Nobody knew they were returning to one of the biggest natural disasters in history.
Linus drew three pictures when we where doing the work for the show. When I had the idea to combine them with some figures I first thought of Cavy. To make it more individual It should be one with fixed and one with articulated arms and... then I thought of activating the spaceman as the third figure. The pictures with figures are called "My litte World I - III", by Linus and Papa. Each figure comes in a special Box with a picture of the painting an has a little Tag with one of the pictures it belongs to.
Much Love and thanks for the invitation to the Curators Jeremy Brautman and Super Cooper Berella and thanks so much to Kokoro Studio and Keiko.
Visit the show while you can or have a look at these sites:
to see the whole artwork and support the benefit of the movement.
Happy birthday Jeremy :)
Monday, December 26, 2011
Toyarchitects and Cavy the Hamster thank you for your fantastic support in 2011!
We travelled to great places this year. Toy Architects is proud of being invited to the second art show at Munky King Gallery in Los Angeles, curated by Cooper Berella (aka SuperCooper), and to Toy Art Gallery‘s first Open Call Resin Juried Toy Show back in june.
Originally made for my little son Linus as one of his first playtoys, Cavy met some awesome people this year. Some of them are twelve years old and curate their own art-shows like Cooper Berelle . Some of them can already be called true friends like Jeremy Brautman who supported the first launch of this little guy and even made some wonders happen in 2011. There´s Andy Heng who went through hard times this year and nevertheless discovers any toy-happening. And John Stokes as one of our first supporters ever. Thanks so much to you all!
Thanks go out to Jeremy Brautman, Spanky Stokes, Hello Vinyl, ToysRevil, Toyartgallery, Vinylabuse, Brokerockers, Munky-King-Gallery, Customtoyunion, Collect 3D Trampt, Bananasuicida, Tomopop, Battlegrip, Sina, Vinylpulse Plasticandplush, vinyl-creep, thunderchunky, sweetoy, collect for announcing anything new around the Urban Hamsters and thank you to Johnny Berella and Steve Talkowski for a great Christmas surprise!
Cavy traveled to, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico, Great Britain , Indonesia, San Francisco, Irland, Wayne County, and Czech Republic and maybe to you, too. … so, the biggest thanks to all friends, consumers, customers and artists in the world for your support and love!
Merry Christmas, may God be with you and a happy New Year to all of you!
Thank you so much
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The theme of the show “STOP IT!” is meant to draw awareness to bullying and cyberbullying. Cooper has confirmed over 70 artists from around the world to participate in the show like:
100% Soft,9-Kei, Adrienne Gates, Alexander Gwynne, Alice Koswara, Annie Rivera, Anthony Ausgang, Attaboy, Ayleen Gaspar, BabyVtec, The Beast Brothers, Beau Hufford, Bella Berella, Bert S. Gatchalian, Blake Barry, Brandon Smith, Brian Castleforte, Brian McCarty, Bwana Spoons, Cameron Edison, Charlotte Anderson, Cheech, Christina Cannarella, Christopher Bonnette, Cristina Paulos, Dani Bowman, Dave MacDowell, Dave Pressler, David Biederman, David Flores,, David Zajdman, Donna Letterese, E O S, Eric Evans, George Gaspar, Germs, Giselle Knight, Greg Berella, Itokin Park, J Salvador, J*Ryu, J. Shea, J.E.Moores (JEMTOY), Jarrett "m0e" Nadrowski, Jay222, Jedidia, Jerome Lu, Jim Mahfood, Joe Ledbetter, Johanes Djauhari (Saltnpaper), Johnny Ryan, Josh Taylor, Joshua Herbolsheimer, Juan Muniz, KaNo, Kat Rivera, Kat Brunnegraff, Katherine Muniz, Kevin Dickson, Lap Ngo, Lauren Byrnes, Leecifer, Linda Castleforte, Lou Pimentel, Luke Chueh, Mari Inukai, Marko Zubak, Matt Hawkins, Michelle Valigura, Misha, Miss Mindy, Nao Shimojo (Danke Schoen), Paul Kaiju, Pedro Balugo, Phil Toys, Phoneticontrol, Podgypanda, Reactor-88, Rick O'Brien, Ritzy Periwinkle, Ron English, Rusty Sherrill, Ryan the Wheelbarrow, Ryon Xavier Smith, Scott Saw, Scott Tolleson, Sebastien Pablo, Shane Jessup, Shin Tanaka, Sket One, Spanky Stokes, Spencer Wilson, Steve Talkowski, Sucklord, Super Cooper Berella, Tara McPherson, Taskone, Tiernan Wilson, Toy Architects, Van Arno, Yoskay Yamamoto, Zoso.
Paintings, drawings, custom toys, and prints expressing the artists' view of bullying will be on display. Part of the proceeds from the show will be donated to GLIDE and CHIME Institute (an organization dedicated to inclusive education where kids of all abilities learn together).
Artwork will be displayed at Munky King Gallery in Los Angeles. 7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
We supported the show with a TASK FORCE of Cavy the Urban Hamster in white flock and “Stop Bullying!” print. Each toy is a one of a kind and differs a little bit from the others.
We hope you had the chance to enjoy the show and that some of you could catch one of our tiny friends which unfortunately arrived two days after the start of the show.
Please support Super Cooper at http://supercooperberella.com/ and http://www.gosupercooper.blogspot.com/
Thank you so much for the invitation, Cooper. Best wishes again for your 12th birthday and your promising future :)
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Tazx calls his custom "Cavy - The war Ham-ster" and describes it as a nuclear weapon that was used in war, and that few people are aware even of its existence, much less of its great power of destruction. A robo-style used and rusty look as well as night-glowing elements are typical characteristics of his customs. So is his war Ham-ster. Thank you so much for the pictures!!
You can follow Tazx via Twitter on http://twitter.com/TazX_Design and vistit his blog / shop on http://tazxdesign.blogspot.com/