Saturday, July 23, 2016
Friday, July 22, 2016
While everyone is tight-lipped about what Tokyo Jesus's contribution to this "journey into the world of Tarot" will look like, we strongly suspect that it will include the elements that his dystopian art has become known for: skulls, decay, science, and the delicacy of human-ness. When we asked Tokyo Jesus, born Sayu Ishiyama, about this opportunity he replied that while he "wanted to customize a Dunny for quite some time" it was surprising to be invited "to participate in this big project." Himself a sculptor, having worked at Bandai Sofbi Toys almost a decade before creating his own artistic visions starting in 2009, we suspect his contribution(s) will be radical re-imaginings of the platform. When asked about the whole series's designs, he simply said:
I hope everyone can see how different this series of Dunnys is from others. They are all amazing and amazingly crazy. I am certain everyone is going to love this series of Dunnys.Aside from Tokyo Jesus (and J★RYU presumably), the other three artists in this phenomenal sounding series have been exclusively revealed at The Toy Chronicle, TOYSREVIL, and Vinyl Pulse (one artist revealed per site).