Visionaire 50: Artist Toys

Visionaire 50: Artist Toys

Heather Blaha
Jan 16, 2007

A friend tipped us off to the newest issue of Visionaire, the "non-magazine magazine," as described in Canada's National Post. With varying formats, sizes, concepts and themes, Visionaire runs the gamut with its innovative compilations of cultural projects in nontraditional magazine format. Last year, the Post article describes, issue 45 "was a runaway best-selling set of fashion-designer-created dolls." This year's anniversary issue, Visionaire 50, turns to artist-designed nesting dolls (and no, the format is not always dolls)... "Visionaire 50's concept is 10 vinyl dolls customized by such artists as book designer Chip Kidd, painter Alex Katz, sculptors Sue Webster and Tim Noble, digital artist Chiho Aoshima and writer Kurt Vonnegut. In the set, each doll is actually a nesting toy with three iterations (for a total of 30 action-packed figurines!), presented in a white case and in an edition limited to 4,000." Sold online at visionaire world for $175. Check out all of the back "issues" from Spring to Black to Play to Scent (and a whole lot in between).
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