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Geneviève Gaukler: Pierre and Food Chain
by Tim Yu
on 20 January 2008
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Meet Pierre, one of Medicom's newest designer toys and creation of the prolific French illustrator Geneviève Gaukler. Pierre brings one of Gaukler's more well known 2-D characters into plushy, 3-D form—we couldn't be happier that it's not another vinyl toy.

Like Cousin Itt from the Addams Family, Pierre is shag from head to toe and short in stature at only 55 cm. But I love how deceptively expressive he is. It's an effect that Gaukler manages to pull off in all her work, a world populated with lumpy made-up creatures who often have little more than a set of eyes to demarcate a face.

If you're in the Netherlands anytime in the near future, we suggest hitting her upcoming show, "Food Chain," at Eindhoven's multidisciplinary MU gallery to see her work first-hand. If you can't make it, check out some images after the jump and on her website at G2works.

Pick up the fuzzy guy for £55 at Sold Out or the Someday store.

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Food Chain 27 January-28 February 2008
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