Adam Fujitas plush toy sketches and background.

Here are my 3 sketches. I had thought at first about making a stuffed animal type thing for my daughter but thats too obvious.

I then thought about how much Ive wanted to integrate my graffiti art and lighting. Something Ive thought about for many years. So I began with a spray paint can and ended up moving towards my ‘throw up”

Design education time, Graffiti people have a tag, which is your name simply written. There is a throw up which tends to be a 2 letter representation of your tag.Called a throw up or a “throwie” because it is intended to be thrown up on a wall fast for obvious reasons.

In my case my tag since 1992 has been ATOM and in about 1996 I started doing AT throw ups. A piece is a full multi colored letter form usually all the letters of your tag in full 3D. So I started with my AT which has been my personal logo for a long time. Im envisioning the traditional silver fill with a black outline. Different writers use a different color to outer outline they’re throw ups, I like yellow.

Im hoping to find a silver furry fabric that could have the LED’s shining through. I showed a photo of a stuffed animal with red piping on it. This is what I was thinking would be the silver furry fill in color with black piping to outline the letters and then bright yellow fabric to be the sides or the 3D.

Ive included the sketches and some graffiti to clarify the design education.

AT For DB medalion
Throw up surrounded by tags.
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Full ATOMZ piece
photo 3
Sweet p
photo 4
Can of MOMNTANA 94 spray paint
photo 2
MY LOGO
photo 1
example of fur and piping

One thought on “Adam Fujitas plush toy sketches and background.”

  1. Hey Adam,

    That fur looks way too opaque to diffuse LEDs in a pleasing way… have you tried shining light behind it? If you are looking for shiny, you might want to go with a translucent vinyl material. Light grey fur might work too, but any fur is going to be tough.

    Can you describe more about the relationship between the letters and the light? Will the plush become a throw up itself? (I’m assuming you’ve seen LED throwies? http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwies/)

    Or is the plush toy designed to indoctrinate your kid into the graf lifestyle? I guess I’m looking for more of a reason for them to glow that relates to the concept. Totally doable though, plush block letters will be fun to make!

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