This is a cute little board book that caught my eye. I think it’s very endearing. I’m not completely sure that it’s made for kids though… The illustrations are very fifties retro, and a bit childish and folkloric with a naughty twist to it… The book made me curious about Amanda Visell, and especially her designer vinyl toys – collector sculptures that are simply great. They are 3D renderings of her art – very charming and with a woodsy feel to them.
I just can’t help loving them!
Amanda Visell grew up with a crazy love for vintage Disney. After dropping out of High School and being rejected at some art schools, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in traditional animation, eventually finding her way to stop motion animation as a designer and sculptor, working on projects for shows like The Simpsons and the feature film Elf. She has been exhibiting her paintings and sculptures internationally since 2005 including Disneyland USA. She has also developed artwork and designer toys for Kidrobot , and in 2007 she created her own design brand, Switcheroo
This is her homepage:
Here are some designer vinyl collectables by Amanda Visell: