As you may remember from a prior post, I have a collection of art toys, some of which are small production runs or even custom one-of-a-kinds, and all of which are just simply fantastic! Today, I’d like to introduce you to another interesting creation: the Tube Dunny…
The Dunny is an art toy platform created by Kidrobot, which has been customized by many artists in very creative ways. In my mind, one of the finest custom Dunny creations is the Tubedunny created by VISEone. Above you see one of my photos of the Outland Red Tubedunny, which was a very limited run done for the Outland Designer Toy Store & Art Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The creative mind behind the Tubedunny is the German urban artist known as VISEeone, who is best known for his lowbrow custom designs of urban vinyl toys, as well as crossing over to influential design media like Notcot and Design You Trust.
His works – owned by international collectors – have been shown around the world.
VISEone started his creative path in the late 1990’s as a graffiti writer creating character designs. Due a musical career as a national booked hiphop DJ and producer with a major record deal he took a 10 years break from painting before he stepped back to his creative path in 2007 when he discovered the urban vinyl scene.
Since then he constantly created unique custom works on vinyl platform toys and released several limited editions of his iconic style.
VISEone is best known for his dripping style where he combines his graffiti roots and his love of lowbrow design. He also has a big passion for comics which influenced him heavily for his well known “Comic Stripped” custom series.
He belongs to the top designers in the urban vinyl scene and his works are all sold out and sought after.
A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of doing a quick photoshoot with VISEone and his then latest creation, the Mini Tube Monster (that’s a Zombie juice model in his hand). We did the photoshoot at New York Comic Con, where I set up a quick light couple of lights and created some cool images.
VISEone’s latest creative endeavors have been wildly successful sculptures that are often life-sized and sought after by collectors around the globe; a truly amazing artist!