Ducobi toy launch party features original art from locals
The toys are new on the market, and were created by designers from Korea, Japan, and Minnesota (local designer Sue Bae is a founder of Ducobi). While the toys for sale are made from vinyl, the first pieces were actually constructed from mother-of-pearl inlay and lacquer finish. These art creations will also be on display during the party.
To honor the new vinyl series Manufactory invited 12 local artists to create custom pieces. Artists displaying and auctioning their efforts include Erin Currie (Cursters toys), artist Jennifer Davis, art/design group MouseSaw, Tom Hazelmyer (Ox-Op), and Jon Sweet and Nic Skrade of Uptown Tattoo.
The celebration runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 2 at Manufactory in the Lyn-Lake area of Minneapolis (2648 Lyndale Ave. S.). You can get a feel for Ducobi toys over at their website. Check out Jennifer Davis' design below.
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