SUITY-CHAN By Hints and Spices

Australia based artist Shane Haddy AKA Hints and Spices brings his “SUITY-CHAN” back? Over the years we’ve been fans of SUITY-CHAN and we are surprised Shane has some online right now! From the GLOW IN THE DARK edition to Sunrise Orange, seven edtions to be exact.

Child of the sea SUITY-CHAN

Designed and sculpted by Shane Haddy 
Developed under the guidance of SUNGUTS

Made in Japan 
Slush moulded vinyl / Sofubi 
Two Part / Movable head 
85mm tall

WHERE: to get them now.

PRICE: $25 AUD each

Hints and Spices was first established in 2010 by Adelaide designer Shane Haddy. Dedicated to producing work that evokes enjoyment through the medium of art toys. Ranging from one off sculptures to production pieces, Hints and Spices’ work have been on display in galleries and museums around the world.

As a relatively new art form, encompassing a broad range of styles and influences, art toys, in essence, are sculptures influenced by childhood toys. Hints and Spices follows the Japanese methods and practices of toy design commonly referred to as ‘sofubi’. 

‘Sofubi’ is a Japanese coined term for ‘soft vinyl’, a type of manufacturable plastic. Sofubi can be used to describe any soft vinyl product but colloquially, ‘Sofubi’ refers to vinyl toys made in Japan.

What mainly separates Japanese vinyl production as a medium is the skilled use of slush moulding techniques. An early plastics manufacturing method that is no longer in use for mass production. As this method requires a very hands-on, skilled approach, it is considered work of an artisan, akin to handmade pottery or blown glass production.  
Even though the design needs to adhere to Japanese slush moulding techniques, ‘sofubi’ is not a genre or style.  

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Written by Andy

A Yellow guy with bad English who's a chef by trade but addicted to toys and art. Instagram nutter rambling food addict who likes to take photos of everything I eat (most Asians do right?) Please don't class me as a journalist or blogger, more on the lines of talent scout and always backs the little guy.

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