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Plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery

When Michael from OSO Design House asked to come up with some designs for the Bax figure, one of the first ideas I came up with was a gumball machine. It hit me almost immediately because the perfectly round head plus the long body that pushes out at the bottom had almost exactly the same shape as one of these old school candy machines. The fact that with ABS material you could actually make the figure transparent sealed the deal and I created one of the most popular designs in Bax Series 1.  

Skip forward about a year now: During a meeting, Michael pulls out a box of a brand new vinyl figures that one of his good friends has created. The figure is called Monskee (kind of a flatter, smaller munny) and features not designs by popular artists, but designs made in house by staff members. I was pretty surprised to see this figure title “Kandy.” I couldn’t believe how similar it was to my piece. I was a bit offended at first but then actually became proud of what I had done.

I created something special enough that other people wanted to copy it.

Bax Bear Launch a success!

The Bax launch party was a blast! So many people showed up there was actually a line up outside. We packed the house with 150+ custom bears and the hundreds of people that came to check out the bears. Big thanks to everyone that came out and to El Kartel for hosting the party. I signed so many figures and drew on so many flyers my wrist was done by the end of the night. It’s always a blast sharing the artist’s table with my good friend Camilla and hanging out and drawing with Kei was awesome! You can check out the Bax Blog for more photos.