Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Toy of the Day - "Your Momma" by Triston Eaton
Thunderdog Studios released a limited edition soft vinyl sculpture designed by Tristan Eaton called Your Momma, which comes with accessories including tinned beef and ‘secret babies in her belly’. Your Momma is one smokin’, club-wielding pregnant tough cookie who is part glamour wannabe/part curlered harridan. This toy is not cute (and is not meant to be), but represents an action hero in the form of the single mother.
The Biography & Work of:
Location: New York, NY
Bio: Born in Los Angeles in 1978, Tristan Eaton began pursuing street art as a teenager, painting everything from billboards to dumpsters in the urban landscape of wherever he lived, including London, England and Detroit, Michigan. Eaton then moved to New York City to study at the School of Visual Arts, but conveniently dropped out to pursue commercial projects. Since then, Eaton has been the Director of Toy Design for the infamous Kidrobot, held a teaching position at The Parsons School of Art and Design and recently formed THUNDERDOG, his very own toy brand & Creative Agency, based in D.U.M.B.O., Brooklyn.