TTC ToyConUK 2015 Exhibitor Interview #17 – David Stevenson

We are in the home straight now. Less than a week to go until ToyConUK! SOLD OUT ToyCon UK, no less! This year is going to be even bigger & better than previous years. A cracking line-up of Artists and Exclusives, which you can find all the details right HERE! One artist with several pretty neat Exclusives is David Stevenson. We caught up with David for a quick chat. David is our latest ToyCon UK 2015 Exhibitor Interview!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself & your background?

David: Hi, I’m David Stevenson and I’m an artist and toy customiser. I live In South London with my wife and new beagle puppy, Dexter. I have a background in fine art & music, and I’ve been a designer toy customiser/artist for about 3 years. With my work I like nice, clean and crisp design and bright, bold colours. I take inspiration from everyday life, nature and the wonderful city that is London.How did you get in to the Designer Toy scene?

David: I got into the designer toy industry by a happy accident. I saw some cool vinyl toy speakers in the back of a magazine which led me to the London Kidrobot store. I picked up a few blind box dunnys and a DIY munny and I was hooked.

What is your ‘go-to’ tool when customising/creating?David: My go-to tool is always my pencil and sketch pad to work out new themes and ideas. After that, it’s a good paintbrush.

What is your favourite platform to customise?

David: I love working on lots of different platforms but currently my favourite is the android as it works really well with my simple and clean style.

If you could collab with any artist(s), who would it be?

David: There are lots of different artists I’d like to work with, and one if those I am collaborating with this year, and that is Uncle Absinthe. (You can read about this collaboration HERE)

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What’s been the biggest influence on you in the year since ToyCon UK 2014?

David: My biggest influence of the last year is getting married and getting our new beagle puppy. Both have taught me a lot about the importance of being organised and being efficient with my time.

Have you got anything brand new coming to the event this year?

David: This year I have a few news things along size the wide selection of customs at my booth. The first is my collaborative vinylmation piece when worlds collide with uncle absinthe. The second is my first attempt at original sculpture in the shape of my pop art stag heads. (We covered David’s Faux Taxidermy HERE)

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What are you most looking forward to seeing?

David: I’m most looking forward to seeing what The Toy Chronicle bring this year, that and catching up with everyone.

If you could have anyone appear at ToyCon UK who would it be?

David: If I could have any artist appear at ToyCon UK, it would be Joe Ledbetter.

If your house was on fire and you could save one toy in it, what would it be?

David: If I could save one toy from a house fire, it would be my Pico and Wilshire Ice Edition by Joe Ledbetter.

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David can be found hustlin’ on several social media channels, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

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