Choppin it up with Argonaut Resins
Yesterday part of our Creative Factor section in the American International Toy Fair was Argonaut Resins, I stopped by to talk it up a few with the man behind it all Eric Nocella Diaz. Having over 10 years of experience in the toy industry he's had a good amount of collaborations and has also started his own movement. Eric has worked with many artists big and small and now its Tuttz's time to stand tall, this is his own project that stars a sleek and slender cat named after King Tutankhamen's pet. It has a beautiful shape that lends itself well to any size made, I was asking him about a 4 or 5ft one! He also has the Kings of Atlantis Skulls series as well which there's a random glow in the dark one, they come in a mini crate box with a blind boxed magnet talisman.
We talked for a few about breaking away from other people's work and starting your own projects that you can honestly be proud of. He has created many colorways of the Tuttz series and has sold out of tons of places needless to say it's been going great for him. He also had on display some of his collabo work during recent years which also looked great and made me want to fully get into the resin and vinyl toy scene. Another awesome artist from Jersey doing his thing while collaborating along the way and possessing a great vision of artistic community similar to WGM. Be sure to check out his Argonaut Resins site and booth #4866 at this year's Toy Fair in the Javitz Center NYC (till this Wednesday) along with myself and theOneCam!