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Wednesday, 04 March 2015

An Illustrator Extraordinaire Launches A Cage of Roots

Matt Griffin, Illustrator of The Extraordinaire's heroes Wizard, Fairy and Circus Acrobat has released his first novel, A Cage of Roots. "Magic lies beneath our feet if only we know where to look." The idea of an enchanted realm that Matt created through The Extr...

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Monday, 02 March 2015

Children's Books All Adults Should Read

Often the books we read as children are the ones that reappear in our life as we grow older - whether it's choosing a classic for that bedtime story for the little one, or looking for something easier and happier to read than the newspaper. Not that you need an excuse to reread your favour...

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Sunday, 01 March 2015

Why Are The Extraordinaires So Extraordinary?

Each Extraordinaire is a larger than life character with extraordinary needs. These needs come from their job like the Soldier, their physical appearance like the Giant or the environment they live in like the Merman. The technique used in developing the characters is call...

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Toy Stories - Children's Favourite Toys from Utah to Kenya

We came across this photography project called "Toy Stories" by Gabriele Galimberti, in which he takes pictures of children from all over the world with their favourite toys. Everyone remembers their childhood toys. I can remember the names I alternated between for my Baby Born doll (L...

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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

10 Movies Based on Games & Toys

This post led to a lot of debates in the Studio as to what constituted a movie based on a toy or a game similar to the chicken and egg argument. What came first - the movie or the toy? Eventually we settled on ten movies that we all agreed on, which took a while. So we stress that th...

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