Our main amigo Carlos East of the Beast Brothers shot and edited this amazing video of Huck Gee's book release party and 11 of 10 show in L.A. The book we released on the opening night was an ultra rare super limited black cover edition. Muy Bien!
Once upon a time I got an amazing phone call. The Baroness called me and asked if I had an interest in exploring the idea of doing a book with custom toy artist Huck Gee. For years I have collected Kidrobot Dunnys so I have been a fan of Huck's work for years. A call, an e-mail, some jpegs and we were hooked on the idea.
This was one of those projects where ideas burned in my head for layouts and I couldn't wait to produce a volume of Huck's art. A year later and many untold hours and bang. We present The Art of Huck Gee!
We have packed this hard cover edition with 150 pages of Huck's greatest creations. His limited edition customs, production pieces, production art, prints, collaborations, projects that were scrapped, and every single thing in between.
The forward of the book is written by Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz, who refers to Huck as "...the greatest toy customizer on the planet....". Now if that isn't a ringing endorsement I don't what is. Huck is one of the founders of this custom art toy movement. His work has been shown and is collected the world over, it even resides in the permanent collection of the MOMA. The book was a blast to design and the art is refreshing and important. This is one of the most interesting titles we have published to date and it was wonderful to work with such a talented guy.
The book is available now at www.prestoart.com for the amazing price of $28.00. For those who love art, toys, pop-culture and pure creativity. The Art of Huck Gee - that is how we kick off 2012.
Hello and Happy New Year, sorry for the lack of updates here at the blog. We have spent the fall knee deep in book projects from toy artist Huck Gee and poster / hot-rod / pop artist Jeral Tidwell, as well as many new projects for 2012. It can sometimes be a challenge to both work on books and report on the progress here on the blog, but we will make a run at doing a better blog job in 2012. We do promise that 2012 is going to be packed with amazing titles from Presto Art. That is also guaranteed by our mascot Quincy the wonder dog. Thanks for sticking around.