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Author Archives: Chris


Now that we have three characters, we’ve been tweaking the designs to make them look better and have more emotion. We’ve also been testing out the forms in a bunch of different colorways to see how it looks and pick the ones we want to make. This is easily one of my favorite parts of … Continue reading »

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Deep into character

Now that we have a shape that seems more or less defined, it’s time to go deep into the characters we want on the toys. Right now we really want to incorporate the history of India into these adorable little fellas, to give another level of depth to the character and identification with each person. … Continue reading »

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Our own little guy!

It looks like we have narrowed down to one form now, and it’s a great one. A huge oversized head with an adorable little body, and an almost entirely curved surface. Just by itself it feels like an adorable character that you want to hold in your hand, and we have a few body variations. … Continue reading »

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Ramping up

Before we start getting into the really fun parts (characters, histories, prototypes), we need to decide a form. A lot rides on this form, because it will be the canvas on which our characters have to fit. It needs to be identifiable on its own, something that is immediately recognizable as unique, with its own … Continue reading »

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Breaking onto the scene

My name is Chris Dame, and I have been talking with several other artistic friends in India about a project we’ve wanted to start for years now. Making toys. Specifically, toys that combine the Western sensibilities of design, urban vinyl, and “toys as art” with traditional Indian artisans, creating a new concept that uses local, … Continue reading »

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