A heads up for design groupies: this Saturday, Nov. 21, DesignerCon (formerly The Vinyl Toy Network Show) returns to the Pasadena Convention Center. The philosophy behind the event is that “all is art and design.” The premier Southern California-based convention of this type, DesignerCon has been going since 2006, and new brands, apparel items, art shows, drawing classes and limited-edition art prints are being added to the 2009 roster. The convention floor will showcase 25,000 square feet of “wall to wall creativity,” according to organizer Ben Gortesky, showcasing collectibles, vinyl toys, figurines and more.
Los Angeles-based artist Buff Monster is debuting a limited-edition collection of silkscreen prints and customized toys in collaboration with the convention. Participating artists this weekend include Tim Biskup, Robert Goodin, Amanda Visell and others. There will be a 3-D photo booth with backgrounds created by the artists and a special live-model drawing class from Dr. Sketchy’s.
Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Pasadena Convention Center
300 East Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101 map