Love is Cyclical. Love is Fuzzy.
It's not every week that ART arrives at my door each day. It's been a feel-good week to say the least. I'm reminded of Nao's statement:
If you start giving Love to people around you, Love will be everywhere, and we can live happily. If the world were to embrace the LOVE MOVEMENT, it would solve many problems we have.
The support you have shown for this project has infused all of us with really positive energy. We can't thank you enough. So, without further ado, here are four of the warmest and fuzziest art toys for LOVE MOVEMENT. Many more to come!
Eskimo Kiss by Ben the Illustrator and Fi O'Brien of England
Some adorable astronauts by Loulou and Tummie of The Netherlands
La Dolce Vita by Karogaro of Japan
The Heart-Tart-Making-Machine by Yosiell Lorenzo from right here in Oakland, CA, USA!
Remember, these were once blank canvases. What do you think of the transformations? Don't you just want to say "aww...."?
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You get big smiling kawaii heaps of appreciation and gratitude. (Plus a special thank you email from Shin and Nao.)
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You get the above, plus you get the URL links and passwords for Danke Boy and Schoen Girl paper toys (pictured at left). Download the PDFs and print, cut and build your own adorable matching Danke Schoen figures!
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You get all of the above, plus Shin Tanaka will write your first name in graffiti-bubble letters for you to use online (ie. as a signature file or on social networks). You will receive a 1600x1600 jpeg for your unlimited use. (See images to your left.)
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You get our gratitude, the paper toys, a digital file of your name in Shin's writing AND an exclusive LOVE MOVEMENT exhibition T-shirt. Shirts will be made to order with pink print on a variety of color shirts in Men's M, L, XL & Women's S, M, L. (See pretty colors by glancing leftward and scrolling down.)
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6 backers Limited (44 left of 50)
You are a leader in the LOVE MOVEMENT! You get our effervescent gratitude, the paper toys, a digital file of your name in Shin's writing, a LOVE MOVEMENT exhibition T-shirt, AND Shin will paint your name and your love's name on the gallery wall! Please keep it short & sweet. For example: "Shin & Nao," "Jeremy & Greta," "Garfield & lasagna". The mural will be on display throughout the whole exhibition, from December 11th to January 16th. We will send you a hi-res photo of the mural.
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2 backers Limited (4 left of 6)
Not only are you a leader in the LOVE MOVEMENT, but you enjoy a bit of mystery. Your pledge of $125 entitles you to all the abundance of the $100 reward PLUS you will receive an original 4x6 ink on card drawing by Moscow-based toy artist and illustrator, Sergey Safonov. Sergey is one of over 50 designers participating in LOVE MOVEMENT.
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2 backers Limited (2 left of 4)
Not only are you a leader in the LOVE MOVEMENT, but you're also a colorful character. Your pledge of $150 entitles you to all the abundance of the $100 reward PLUS you will receive an original 4x6 watercolor painting on card by Moscow-based toy artist and illustrator, Sergey Safonov. Sergey is one of over 50 designers participating in LOVE MOVEMENT.
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3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)
This special reward gets you one unique vinyl Dankeschoen bear hand-painted by Shin Tanaka. The Dankeschoen bear was designed by TOUMA and produced by Nao as her toy company's mascot. These figures are one-offs, and no two will be alike. A genuine treasure of toy art!
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0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)
This special reward gets you one unique vinyl T-BOY figure hand-painted by Shin Tanaka. T-BOY is an original character designed by Shin. These figures are one-offs, and no two will be alike. A genuine treasure of toy art!
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0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
You are LOVE INCARNATE. This is for all our love. You get our utmost gratitude, the paper toys, a digital file of your name in Shin's writing, a LOVE MOVEMENT exhibition T-shirt, your name and your love's name painted on the gallery wall AND...this special reward gets you one unique vinyl Dankeschoen bear AND one unique vinyl T-BOY figure hand-painted just for you by Shin Tanaka. With this reward only, you can specify a color palette for the custom figures Shin will make for you. You will be the envy of anyone with eyeballs and have a special piece of the LOVE MOVEMENT in your own personal collection.
- (22 days)