Makimon - Wicked Toy Division
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Makimon - Wicked Toy Division
Hello! My artist name is Manu Maki Man. Why Manu Man? Probably because I'm good with my hands. I was called thus by the members of an Jamaican band when I was young. Maki comes from my family, my grandmother and my brothers. I want to present You the studio Wicked Toy Division. After more than ten years of work in the "shadows" and on the streets as a street-artist, my brother Vladimir and I have decided to launch the Wicked Toy Division. When we were kids, we spent a lot of time playing in trying to find every time something new and interesting. Sometimes our ideas went into a total frenzy and became terribly complex with strong dramatic plot that could last several weeks. We even managed to invent our own language so that no one can understand us and so communicate quietly on our "projects". In our fantasy world, music plays a very important role: we've both learned to play various instruments. Later, we started to create more seriously: Vladimir turned to theater and music, and me to the film and television while continuing to make music. After a few years working in various editorials of national television, I was invited to participate in the creation of a new advertising company that became one of the very well known. The drawing, in more or less all of its techniques, has always been present throughout my life, but I never enrolled up to a school so far. It was time to put my skills to a higher level so I seriously started to learn and improve myself with the great masters of art in the fields of the comic strip, from storyboarding, graphic design, animation , 3D modeling etc. Along with all these "traditional" advertising projects, I continued my street artist activities by creating murals tags and other projects. The Wicked Toy Division is the logical result of all these previous steps performed alone or with various colleagues and teams. With all the trends, techniques and genres already mentioned, I was always fascinated by the toys. So I started to collect used or discarded toys, turning them into real small works of art. For decades, I collect hundreds of thousands of projects and ideas. I had the opportunity to finalize some of these projects and show it by participating in various group exhibitions of "underground" artists. To launch the studio Wicked Toy Division, we divided the tasks: Vladimir handles the administrative, production and communication, and I do the artistic part of the work. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you soon for new projects Wicked Toy Division !!!
Our first project will be the creation of different series of wall masks - The Makimon
They are little wall monsters and robots, which aim to create a positive atmosphere. Each Makimon has a name or a number, and each lot is unique. Each Makimon has its own power. Each one has its own accompanying hand made card and poster made with spray paint and stencils.
They can be hung on the wall or placed on a shelf, but can also be hung on the facade of the houses and buildings. So these are works that can be both for indoors and outdoors.
We also want to create special cards for each Makimon and each card is produced manually. So, each card will be unique too!
The next step is the production of cardboard packaging for each mask so that it can also be used as a stand in case anyone wants a Makimon on the table, on the shelf or other ..
And this is our studio. Nice, isn't it?
Allocation of funds
We will use your contributions to :
1. Continue the production of Makimon - buy necessary material for the fabrication : 2000
2. Produce the cardboard packaging boxes : 800€
3. Create the web site of Wicked Toy Division : 700€
The total amount of this first project is 3500€, thank You for your support!!!!