Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Droplet Series 2 Vinyl Toy Launch Party



** SO WHAT'S THIS EVENT THEN? **

It's the launch night of Gavin Strange aka JamFactory's vinyl toy named 'Droplet'. It's the 2nd series of designs, with the launch night being the first place in the world for people to get their hands on the new toys!

To accompany the toys, there's also a showcase of customised blank Droplets from a huge variety of artists from toy hero Pete Fowler to animation legend Nick Park! They'll come in all shapes and sizes, with the artists customising them however they like!

As well as that there will be a special edition t-shirt and tote bag available too, plus goodie bags for the first 50 purchases on the night.

Throw drinks & cupcakes into the mix and it should make a fun evening for all!

** WHERE/WHEN/WHAT? **

Saturday 6th February
6pm - 9pm

-at-

Fifty Fifty Store / Gallery
http://www.5050store.com/
8 Park Street
Bristol
BS1 5HR

For more info: http://www.jam-factory.com/droplet/

** WHAT'S A DROPLET? **

It's 2.5" vinyl toy, designed by JamFactory and produced by Hong Kong toy company 'Crazy Label'.

It was the debut vinyl toy from JamFactory and Series 1 was released on 1st May 2008, which were available online and in toy stores all over the world, including Urban Outfitters in the US!

They're on their 2nd series now, which encompasses 5 different designs, each having it's own unique colourway and 'little droplets'.

They are 'blind boxed' meaning all colours are packaged in the same style box, it's a lucky dip which design you get! Each colourway has a different ratio, with the purple & gold crown Droplet being the most sought after! (of course, he's a king!)

After the launch they'll be available online (JamFactory's online store, Crazylabel online store plus other online retailers) and in stores!

** WHO'S THIS 'JAMFACTORY' THEN? **

Gavin Strange is a 27 year old jack of all trades; Senior Digital Designer at Aardman Animations by Day and a designer going under the alias JamFactory by night. Originally from the midlands but now firmly calling beautiful Bristol 'home'

Working in the field of Web & Graphic Design primarily but also character design, illustration and photography. Gavin has created pretty things for the BBC, Channel 4, Howies and Hemingway Design aswell as giving talks at Apple Stores around the UK.

When he's not doing all that Gavin is organising the Xynthetic creative collective (which he founded) or out on his fixed gear bike filming for his bike movie 'BÖIKZMÖIND' (http://www.boikzmoind.com/)

For more info: http://www.jam-factory.com/