Toca Boca’s Latest Launch: Introducing Toca Paper Creatures
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A Collaboration with CHU Brings Artist Play Series to Life
Swedish play design studio Toca Boca is thrilled to unveil their newest addition to the Artist Play Series – Toca Paper Creatures. Created in partnership with renowned Argentinian artist CHU (Julian Pablo Manzelli), this vibrant paper toy offers endless possibilities for imaginative play.
Unleash Your Creativity with Toca Paper Creatures
The colorful pieces of Toca Paper Creatures can be mixed and matched in countless ways to create a one-of-a-kind little creature, featuring the signature style of artist CHU. Hailing from Buenos Aires, CHU is renowned for his work in art, illustration, graphic design, and animation. As a co-founder of the DOMA Collective, an art and design collective, CHU played a pivotal role in bringing street art to Buenos Aires.
Celebrating Creativity and Childhood
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Toca Boca and CHU unveiled this exciting collaboration at a public event in Buenos Aires on November 22nd. Hosted alongside the city’s Office for the Protection of Children, the event brought families together to construct a giant paper creature alongside the artist. The festivities also featured various games and activities, providing a delightful experience for all.
Playful Design and ARTistic Delights
Jens Peter de Pedro, Play Designer at Toca Boca, shares his thoughts on the collaboration: “Children have the fundamental right to play and engage with culture and the arts. Our partnership with CHU perfectly embodies Toca Boca’s design philosophy and commitment to playfulness. We constantly strive to deliver fun and creative play experiences that spark the imagination, even beyond the digital realm.”
CHU himself emphasizes the importance of play and maintaining a connection to childhood in his art: “For me, art is all about play and staying in touch with our inner child. Throughout this process, I had the opportunity to play with prototypes and test them with kids from all around the world. It was truly inspiring to maintain a childlike perspective throughout every stage.”
Get Your Hands on Toca Paper Creatures
Looking for a unique Christmas gift or stocking filler? Toca Paper Creatures is the perfect choice! Priced at $30, this delightful toy is available for purchase exclusively from the Toca Boca online store – Quill And Fox. While you’re there, don’t miss out on Toca Ink, a collection of temporary tattoos designed by the talented Brooklyn-based artist, Virginia Elwood.
Experience the World of CHU
To catch a glimpse of the incredible Toca Paper Creatures and get acquainted with CHU’s distinct artwork, check out the press images available here.
Julian Manzelli, popularly known as CHU, is a versatile artist from Buenos Aires. He is a prominent member of the DOMA Collective, an experimental art group where he has honed his skills in public art, installations, character design, and animation. CHU’s body of work represents a remarkable journey towards abstraction, where his unique characters are deconstructed, merging science and art in a beautifully chaotic manner. He has exhibited his captivating art in galleries and public spaces worldwide, in cities like Barcelona, Berlin, New York, Miami, Istanbul, and Sao Paolo.
About Toca Boca
With offices in Stockholm and San Francisco, Toca Boca is a pioneering studio that creates gender-neutral and non-competitive apps. Their apps provide children with a safe digital environment, free from external advertising or in-app purchases. Since 2011, Toca Boca has released 25 digital toy apps that have garnered over 75 million downloads across 160 countries. As part of the Bonnier Group, a prestigious family-owned global media company established in 1804, Toca Boca continues to innovate in the realms of books, newspapers, magazines, television, cinemas, and digital media.
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