The ever elusive Legolize It Man, a 35-year-old concept artist in the Game industry who lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden, is also a musician! In fact, he played in two different bands, Coyote and Twopointeight. He discovered his love for Lego’s when his “dad came by with [his] old Lego’s, asking if the kids wanted it to play with them,” which apparently was a stupid question as they ended up playing on the floor for about three months in a row. He says, “Eventually [my daughter] left for other stuff while I was stuck on the floor for ever.”
CrestOne‘s bold and hilariously vivacious contribution to our current LEGO-inspired show, Designing Outside The Lines, brings new meaning to the phrase “sex toy.” With the use of the LEGO platform, he crafts what he views to be a visual mainstay of BDSM culture combining classic sexual iconography with a standard children’s toy. Needless to say, CrestOne’s risqué new toy pushes more than just one boundary and changes the way we view the LEGO and how we interact with the classic toy platform.
Give A Fuck Female by CrestOne
Come see it in person! Designing Outside The Lines will be running from April 26th until May 25th. For more information, email maya@1AMSF.com.
To all you steampunk enthusiasts, you should check out DeeTen’s custom toys. He’s an up-and-coming LA-based artist who’s been customizing for a few years and making quite a splash in the designer toy scene because of his skill and imagination. His influences range from steampunk and art deco to movie replicas and drag queens. 1AM Gallery is currently featuring one of his pieces, Cursed Idol, in our LEGO-inspired show, Designing Outside the Lines. Check out his website to see some of his other crazy customs.
Betty Boop v2.0, 6" Customized Ghost girl vinyl toy
Bart de Dobbelaer, by day a systems manager, by night a Lego mastermind. Based in Bekkevoort, Belgium, he uses classic Lego toys to create multi-layered scenes that tell an epic and fantastical story. Some of his pieces, i.e. the monolith UFOs (the orange UFOs as shown in the photo below), are featured in our current show Designing Outside The Lines!
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Check out Josh Mayhem’s piece The Demon Fett- a custom Boba Fett Lego Clock / Lego Hero Factory mash-up for the Designing Outside The Lines here at 1AM Gallery. Made out of 100% Lego Toys believe it or not. Yes, even the cape! (Whaaatt?!) It stands 12″ tall and the cape is adjustable. Mayhem’s cutting-edge toy proves how much Lego’s have evolved and are way cooler then they used to be. Who knew you could make a legit designer toy out of Lego’s from Target?
Designing Outside The Lines will be exhibiting from April 26th through May 25th. For information or to be part of the preview, email maya@1AMSF.com.
We recently acquired a set of 5 designs by Optimist, a local artist who montages images from his travels around the world into large paintings represented in the following print designs. The designs are digital archival prints on paper, editions of 10. Only two of each available! Read More »
Kasey Tararuj, aka One-Eyed Girl, is an inspiring artist whose custom toy will be featured in our upcoming show Designing Outside the Lines. We were attracted to her custom toys, but little did we know she is a paralyzed artist who makes beautifully poignant paintings and drawings about her condition as a paraplegic. Paralyzed since 2000, she refused to let it hold her back. In fact, it seems to have propelled her artwork to a whole other level. Check it out for yourself.
weightless, acrylic, papertowels, hot glue, modeling paste. 2006.