Takeshi Tadatsu, a Tokyo comics artist, who back in the 90s created “Tokyo NewYork” for The New York Press, has been busily making shoebox cars that will knock your socks off. I was smitten enough by them to ask where his toy inspiration came from:
“I have many Mexican wrestler figures; one day I placed them in cardboard box with a window, like TV. I painted the ring and found the box made a new, different, great image of them!
In 2008 I put toys into a box that made them completely like toys in Toys R Us. It also reminded me of plastic model or slotcars from my boyhood. So, shoebox cars size are 1/24 scale of my favorite slotcars.
It is so much FUN! It feels free like sketching back to elementary school days.
I don’t have a goal yet, I think I enjoy to see where they go. Like when they showed up in the window of local city councilman.
I’ve done around 20 cars now, I need to do more.”
[See yesterday's Nightly Daily Heller: "We're havin' a heatwave."]