Custom toy maker finds inspiration in Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ video and creates an incredible piece of art.
A British custom toy maker known as ‘Cracked Hatchet’ sculpts and renders in resin exquisit pop-culture figures that rival any premium manufacturer.
His previous work includes figures of Wolverine, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars’ Princess Leia and Boba Fett as well as The Grinch that Stole Christmas.
The artists’ unique style holds a cartoonish quality and it’s this distinct aesthetic that works so well on his latest prototype toy.
In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you’ll most likely be familiar with ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ actor Donald Glover’s video ‘This Is America‘ performed as his rap alter-ego Childish Gambino.
It’s from this video that ‘Cracked Hatchet’ has taken inspiration. Images from his Instagram (@whereschappell) show work in progress.
The finished product is molded from resin and the results are simply stunning. Demand will no doubt be huge if ‘Cracked Hatchet’ chooses to mass produce these figures for sale. His Instagram post, featuring photography by Jeremy Kelly (lead image), certainly suggests that this is a very real prospect.
Whilst we eagerly await news on this, other products can be seen and purchased at crackedhatchet.bigcartel.com.