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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

T is for Toy Soldiers

Some more bits on Toy Soldiers in art and design;

Unicef - Turn Toy Soldiers back into children Poignant and thought provoking.

Toy Soldier alphabet Brilliant, but could have been executed to read more easily? (Oliver Mundy)

Amnesty International - CGI Bit raw? That's war.

Gold! Jewellery

Second-life More CGI

Gone to graveyards everyone? Common photograph, but with nice poem.

Saving Ryan's Privates - Ryan McGuinness Different...

Ghostprint Gallery - Francisco Amaya 'Made in China'!

What war does when the WASPS stop waving the flags UK-based Dorothy Collective - Makes you think...no bad thing.

It's amusing in an ironic fashion what minority hobbies we are collectively, yet our figures seem to permeate through society at many levels?

2 comments:

tomholio said...

The gold ones might look alright with a lick of paint :)

Maverick Collecting said...

Haha - Yes - and there'd be no excuse for tarnished buttons!!