It's official - 3 of my character designs were accepted into the 'new' long-awaited 2006 PICTOPLASMA catalogue... 3rd volume in the encyclopaedia series - I really can't express how amazing this opportunity is, what an honor!!! One of the designs that was accepted "above" was done for 3D Retro an online toy store based on the West Coast. ("Retro" Robot design 2006 copyright. All rights reserved by 3D Retro)
For those that are unfamiliar with Pictoplasma or their encyclopaedia series: (from their site) The Pictoplasma Archives began in 1999 as an extensive inventory, collection and showcase of contemporary character design. With the countless images collected, pictoplasma examines the vast array of possibilities characters offer as signs of an independent graphical language. Pictoplasma is a curated public archive of the most daring and outstanding characters in a growing global network. As far as their publications - the first two pictoplasma publications became overnight bestsellers, now referred to as the “old and new testament of character visuals”. First printed in 2001 and 2003, the pictorial encyclopaedias focus on general tendencies and complex interrelations within contemporary character design.
The book should be available in most major book stores before the end of the year - will update with actual date soon!!!