Back in June this year, VTSS teased and up and coming Low Pologon figure designed by German artist Jona Dinges. Seeing the tease HERE we waited in anticptation for more release details and final production shots as it looks freaking awesome! The wait is finally over as the figures are finished!
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“Low Poly ” art toy CONCEPT–by Jona Dinges
Low poly characters are somewhat like speed paintings. Building recognizable and likeable objects with the least amount of shapes. I fell in love with low poly aesthetics right from the start. Reduction in design and retro pixel art has always been something I was drawn to. Searching through the web I was surprised to find a massive amount of low poly landscapes but hardly any characters.
So I set myself the goal to explore this low poly world and combine it with my passion for character design to achieve a set of likeable low poly characters.
I chose to build the series of vikings since they have very prominent features that can easily be exaggerated.?In addition there are a lot of stereotypes but each with their distinct appeal. The chieftain, the brute warrior, the old wise guy, the seer and so on.?As most characters are organic beings the hardest part was to make them feel somewhat alive. I chose not to include eyes due to my first explorations where I realized that tri-angled shapes on eyes do not work well and made my characters feel dead.
In the end it all comes down to light and shadow, color and shape, and building hints for the mind in order to let the imagination establish what is missing.
Pre-Order date & time: July 31, 2015
-8AM Los Angeles
-11AM New York
-4 PM London
-12AM (August 1) Tokyo
“Brute” is the first low poly character series project by German artist Jona Dinges and VTSS Art Space from 2015. Concept of Brute is based on Viking warrior and all hand-painted on poly stone, comes with an axe and platform as assemble accessory. Brute is in 9 inch height and every figure has a COA card which is signed and numbered by artist. Limited to 50 pcs. Will take pre-order at VTSS website on July 31. Start to ship around August 20.
$220usd, around £140 (free worldwide shipping)
I sincerely hope we see more toys that are replicas to Jona’s illustrations like this amazing Ronin, or any of the other Viking designs turned into designer toys.
(all info lifted from vtsstoys)