The sheep is definitely cute and I like how they made use of the ears on the toaster
Got to get an army of sheep!
I believe that is a ram. Check out the ears
"You have saved our lives...we are eternally grateful!"
I like the toaster, but it is a little plain. I think I like the ram, though, because of its simplicity
Simple sheep sounds like a band name
Love the toaster and the creativity in it. The detail on the sheep is well done also.
I posted this in the Urban 8 thread already but I just feel the need to punctuate it after looking at these designs. It seems like all the new urbans are just random animals or stuff turned into a vinyl. Like "Oh it's a toaster." Or," Oh, it's a phone." The days of abstract creativity seem to be long gone.
Agree 100% on all points. I mean just look at Urban 1 and 2 (more so 2) designs like Cosmos and Paint by Numbers, or Checkered from 1 are so simple, clean, and creative. I love glass half full but I feel like were it designed today the glass would be designed on the vinyl as well. What makes the vinyl so great as it is, is that it simply appears to be the contents of the glass. It is cleaner and more fun that way.
I aslo agree with you in that I totally enjoy the character vinyls - but I'm growing tired of them. It's just too formulaic. Elephant Bating Pool is a great example as well. It uses the vinyl as a canvas as opposed to just stretching the baby elephant onto the mickey shape.
I thought that the paint splatter vinyl in Urban 7 was fantastic. Upon seeing the original design I though it would be very dull, but translated onto the shape itself, it looked fantastic and very clever. I'll be curious to see how things progress, because if anything (good vs bad aside) the new mold should allow for more abstract work.
I am not a huge fan of the urban series as a whole, there is the odd cool one but ie series 7 looks very weak, however series 8 seemed much more exciting due to bold colours and I kindof like that toaster from the previews of series 8.
I will pass on both the ram and toaster -- bleh!
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I like the Toaster. The ram is ok but not really my style. I find it funny how so many people complain that the artists aren't doing enough with the ears, but these are great examples of how they are utilizing the ears well.
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THE TOASTER VINYLMATION IS BRILLIANT. The ram or sheep is alright, at first I didn't know it had a nose, because the nose outline makes it look like it has a smiley face. Curious to see the rest of the series, because it already looks better than Urban 8 IMO.
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Urban 9 looks promising but sometimes I wish they still use the old mold.
We still have urban 6 for sale! I wonder when these will make an appearance...I want that ram it's adorable
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