13 September 2012

Please take me home, Ally Cat.

I was very happy to receive an email from a fellow plush toy fan, about creating a special character for her. She fell in love with Captain Morgan, the cat at Green Grass and requested a cat with a special touch. I've been meaning to share some pictures with you, so here they are. Hope you like them!

28 April 2012

A boy named Matthew

A friend of mine recently had a little boy, so as usual, this gave me an excuse to create something really special. Big soft letters, together with some bunting gave a warm welcome to this little boy and put a big smile on his mother's face.

27 January 2012

Green Grass, meet Earffchild.

My first toys are out on the street and in a great little shop in Parkhurst, called Green Grass. Green Grass prides itself on unique design and individually handcrafted products. They believe in the power of beautiful things and this is exactly what the shop has to offer. They create the most amazing laser-cut and laser-engraved products.

My task was to create a series of toys that would be exclusively sold at the Green Grass Shop. Each character has its own personality, which is enhanced through various elements or props supplied by Green Grass to make them quite special. These range from laser-cut perspex carrots to novalite ninja stars.

If you would like to get your hands on one of these, hurry down to the store as stock is limited (for now). Hope you like them.

16 December 2011

A love for China.

I recently had an opportunity, together with a colleague of mine, to visit China on business. Over and above our business trip we were fortunate enough to take some extra time off to explore this amazing (yet confusing) place. Shortly before our departure, we decided that it really was time Earffchild's plan of World Domination was better pursued. To fit the theme, a character called Chin Li went into my backpack and would accompany us wherever we went. Chin Li became (strangely) fond of food and beverages, and would only show himself where and when these were available, or otherwise only on very rare occasions.

Here are a few snapshots of his time there. And yes, he is sitting on the real Great Wall of China
(and it really was as cold as it looks).

Hui tou jian (See you later).

30 July 2011

Lindokuhle's first toy.

I was recently asked by a colleague of mine, to design a toy for her little girl, Lindokuhle. Lindokuhle will be born really soon and will hopefully love her first (her mother's favourite) toy. It was a great honour for me to do this for them, so I just had to share it with you.


28 July 2011

Illustration Projects.

As most of you already know, apart from creating toys, I also love illustrating. I have updated my Behance profile with some of my latest illustration projects. Please go check it out, leave a comment or just share with a friend.

04 July 2011

Long Overdue.

This post is surely long overdue and I can't believe so much time has passed since I last updated.

I recently started a collaboration with Babes in the Wood, called 'What a monstrosity' (or 'Monster Mannewales' in Afrikaans), and even though everything isn't finished yet, I thought it was worth sharing. I designed monster characters for them, to print on all sorts of fun things for a little boy's room - duvets, pillows etc. I was also asked to design Earffchild toys and these were inspired by the original monster drawings.

Nomo, I, Spyke & Grover are happy to finally get their 15 seconds eternity of fame.

Over & Out.