Cactus Friends

Posted on Oct 21, 2005

tokidoki-cactusfriends

One of my favorite new character designs is cactus girl from tokidoki, a series of art, t-shirts and accessories by Italian artist Simone Legno.  I’m pleased to see he’s launching cool new vinyl toys next month – cactus friends (shown above).  Tokidoki means “sometimes” in Japanese and cactus girl certainly exemplifies that attitude – cute and prickly.  I’ve recently started collecting “designer toys” inspired by the creative art book, Vinyl Will Kill!, but more on that in another post..

Update:  thanks to Jenny who sent me these links to more of Simone’s work.  He designed two rooms for this competition and did a cover for a journal project.

I’m also happy to report I’ve now added Cactus Girl and Bastardino to my collection – bought them here in SF at the KidRobot store.  I’ll post some photos when I get a chance.