Designer Toy Awards 2017 – ARTIST OF THE YEAR Finalists!

The Designer Toy Awards are back! Yeah, it feels like two minutes since the 2016 winners were being announced. There is a reason for this. In previous years the DTA Ceremony took place during NYCC. However, in 2017 with the arrival of the Five Points Festival in NYC, hosted by Clutter Magazine. With Clutter also hosting the Designer Toy Awards, it makes sense that the DTA’s take place during Five Points! The DTA’s are a special time for all involved in the Designer Toy community. We are going to go through each category, and let you know the finalists for each. These finalists are based on public nominations, followed up by a Nomination Panel choosing the final nine. The winner will be chosen by the DTA Finalists Panel (see HERE for details on the panel) and announced at the Live ceremony on Friday 19th May at Five Points Festival.

Artist of the Year

Recognising a single artist, artistic duo, or collective who designed and/or produced a variety of outstanding new releases last year as well as garnering a strong base of followers and a steady demand for new material.

• Active and productive since the beginning of last year by creating original works and/or designing pieces for production.
• Must have designed and/or created at least two (2) designer toys, including customs, last year.
• Must have designed and/or created at least one (1) designer toy, including customs, last year that was issued in an edition of 10 or greater.
• In addition to solo artists, those working under an established duo or collective name during last year are eligible as well.

Congrats to all! An absolute stellar list of artists, all deserving of the title of Artist of the Year but only one can win. Find out on 19th May!

Jon-Paul Kaiser
Jason Freeny
Luke Chueh
Mutant Vinyl Hardcore
Scott Tolleson

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