Toy Maker: Emilio Garcia
April 10, 2012 — Internationally recognized toy designer and illustrator, Emilio Garcia will travel from Barcelona, Spain to host a 4-day workshop with students on making vinyl toys, along with a public lecture and demonstration for the Product Design program. Garcia is well known for his vinyl jumping brain toys and his design work with international companies Hitachi, Diesel, Inditex, Metro, Vans, and The North Face.
Garcia will work with students and Product Design Program Director, Michael Glaser, to design a character/collectable toy that can be printed on the Objet and MakerBot. The MakerBot printer creates a manufacturing station that allows users to create any type of 3D image and print it from a CAD-generated sketch. Students will work in teams on a theme-based project that will culminate with a small exhibition prior to Emilo’s public talk on Monday, April 16th at 6:30 PM. The talk is free and open to the public in Stein Auditorium, 111 Nesbitt Hall (3215 Market St.). It will focus on the world of collectable toy making, a growing sub-culture.