Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Jan Calleja Filipino Art Toy Customizer Philippines

Artist Jan Calleja - Philippines.

More than just a new paint job, Jan Calleja does a full overhaul of an existing toy platform, creating unique and wonderful custom toys.

Sure, when people think urban vinyl art toys, places like Tokyo, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, come to mind. But a real gem that most people don't really think about is the Philippines. The designer art scene is alive with many talented artists. One of the shining stars being, Calleja.

ToyPusher recently did an interview with Jan Celleja, a seriously talented customizer from the Philippine Islands.

Check out some video from an art show in the Philippines. 'Mangled, Manipulated, Modified' custom toy exhibit @ The Collective (vinyl on vinyl)

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Jab Celleja Flickr

If you're interested in seeing more about the Filipino art scene, check out these pics from Tara McPherson's trip the Manila.

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