by Casper Johansson in New Products on Sunday 1 July 2007

Compiled by the ‘editors of Pictoplasma, and expanding on the widely popular subject of contemporary character design, [Dot Dot Dash!] showcases an up-to-date survey of the personalities and characters that have entered the third dimension. Vinyl figures, plush dolls, designer toys and action figures can be seen as a new movement in contemporary design, art and popular culture.

The new generation characters appear cute, cuddly and innocuous at first but are often elicit, subversive and politically incorrect. This voluptuous volume exhibits the expansive scope of designs and objects in the ultimate compilation of contemporary character design. Jim Crawford the co-founder of Strange Co, one of the largest distributor of designer toys has contributed to the making of this book’. It’s available through Die Gestalten.