Mousketeers For A Modern Age: Mad Maus Tees, Prints and Pillows by Christopher Lee Sauvé.

Mad Maus by Christopher Lee Sauvé

I am loving this new collection of t-shirts, art prints and pillows by Christopher Lee Sauvé. The black and white graphic illustrations depict fashion, music, celebrities and other pop culture icons donning Disney “Mouse Ears.” Read more

Jason Freeny’s Dissected Toys and Icons – From Hello Kitty to Mickey Mouse.

jason Freeny's Dissected Toys and Icons
Hello Kitty © Sanrio

In June of 2008, I introduced you to the twisted talents of illustrator Jason Freeny who exposed the insides of such fun items as Balloon Dogs and Gummi Bears. Since then, he’s begun crafting 3D sculptures by modifiying existing vinyl toys by fellow artists or creating the sculptures from scratch – partially revealing the insides of advertising icons and well-known characters.

Jason Freeny’s Dissected Toys and Icons

The ultimate compliment, Jason takes a deeper look, literally, at the works of Disney and Pixar characters, Charles Schultz characters, Toy and commercial icons like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, the Pillsbury Dough Boy, Hello Kitty, video game characters, vinyl collectibles like Dunnys, Qees and more. He even exposes vintage Care Bares and Kewpie Dolls.

dissected dunnydissected qee
Dunny ©KidRobot, Mini Qee ©Toy2r
dissected stay puft marshmallow man
Stay Puft ©Columbia Pictures

Gloomy Bear ©Mori Chack
dissected baby dolldissected pillsbury dough boy
Character © Berenguer, Poppin’ Fresh ©Pillsbury
dissected my little pony
My Little Pony ©Hasbro
dissected care bear
Care Bear ©Kenner

Sackboy ©Media Molecule, Muno ©Nick Jr. ©Wildbrain

Raving Rabbid ©Ubisoft, Jaws Noop ©CoarseToys

Very Hungry Caterpillar ©Eric Carle
dissected rubber duckie
dissected Mariodissected kewpie doll
Mario ©Nintendo, Kewpie ©Jesco

Toy Story Alien ©Disney Pixar

Nemo ©Disney Pixar

dissected Mickey Mousedissected Peanuts Lucy
Mickey Mouse ©Disney, Lucy ©Charles Schultz and Exposed ©Ron English

Giving credit to the original designers*, his cutaway sculptures are both compelling and collectible.

Jason Freeny, Moist Productions

*sadly and somewhat ridiculously, 20th Century Fox and David Horvath of Ugly Dolls made Mr. Freeny remove his versions of their characters from his site.

Justice Bodan For Disney Signature, A Special Collection Of Magical Belt Buckles.

Justice Bodan For Disney

From Prince Charming’s family crest to a highly stylized “poison apple”, this unique and special collection of bronze and sterling silver belt buckles are designed with Disney lovers in mind. Read more

Disney Hips Up Their Plushies & Classic Characters Become Cool.

Disney Pook-A-Looz Plushies

Disney has been really good about expanding their brand to include things that would appeal to hipsters of all ages. For the last decade or more everything from their films to their toys, their couture jewelry and collectibles have included modern artsy versions in addition to the classic ones. Read more

Mod Mickeys: The Modernization of Disney’s Mickey Mouse

The modernization of Mickey Mouse

The most famous Disney character continues to evolve as trends, art and style do. Take a look at the very first images of Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and his transformation over the years as the iconic rodent is turned into everything from toys to electronics. Read more