Vinyl Thoughts Art Show 5

The Vinyl Thoughts

Art Show 5

MAD*L Makers

September 25th, 2014 • The Quixotic World



Now Online!



Remaining Pieces
Jeremy Madl


Special Guest Jeremy Madl!
Jeremy is a legend in the vinyl toy world, having worked with brands like Kidrobot, YUM Brands, Pepsi, Scion, NFL, Upper Deck, Mattel, Spin Master Toys, and Cartoon Network. He’s also created his own licensed artwork and toy brands under the “MAD Toy Design” label for the past 9 years. Jeremy’s first production figure, the MAD*L™ debuted ten years ago to rave reviews and continues to fly off the shelves of stores worldwide.

To celebrate ten years of the MAD*L™, Jeremy has partnered with the Vinyl Thoughts Nation to bring you The Vinyl Thoughts Art Show 5 – MAD*L Makers. Each of the artists in the show will be using the MAD*L™ as their base figure for at least one vinyl custom. It’ll be very interesting to see where each of the artists takes this iconic piece.



Amazing Partners




Born in South Africa, Shell has been lucky enough to spend most of her childhood traveling the world with her family. Now happily settled in Dallas, by night she makes toys. Usually accompanied by some British TV or her favorite American husband.

Anthony Respect

Born and raised in Brooklyn NY by a pack of wild hobos, Anthony Respect was taught the ancient way to control his wizard eyes...through the power of whiskey.

Nic Bic

Nic Bic is bringing the Vinyl Revolution to his corner of Australia, through his own customs, toy workshops, and creating the biggest Designer and Custom Toy exhibition ever held in Australia.

Blue-Frog World

Still a relatively new artist on the block Gary has found himself quickly immersed in the Vinyl scene.

Jenn and Tony Bot

Between Tony's quirky ideas and Jenn's eye for color and sculpting, the Bots live in an explosive universe of adorable and sometimes grumpy monsters.

Cody Phillips

No one knows who the "real" Cody Phillips is.

Janelle Jex

Janelle dabbles in everything she can get her hands on---from special effects makeup, to photography, drawing, painting on canvas, to customizing toys and more.

SoKo Cat

A miniature painter for over ten years, SoKo Cat discovered and fell in love with designer toys in 2012.

Mind of the Masons

Mind of the Masons is a unified name that husband and wife, Joshua and Bethany Mason have formed with the help of their brother, Mykel Mason to share works of art and design.

Taylor “Barnlord” Lymbery

At a young age, Taylor "Barnlord" Lymbery was raised in an overgrown backyard by a giant concrete lawn statue of a crocodile.

Infinite Rabbits

Infinite Rabbits is a lonely child Who's waiting by the park

Fiona Ng

Fiona Ng's fantastical creations and designs have mostly been inspired by her deep love and appreciation for fantasy/sci-fi novels, video games, Star Wars, and anything quirky or strange.

WickedMasterMind Designs

Discovered the wonderful world of vinyl toys, resin figures and sculpting in March of 2012 through Kidrobot and has been customizing vinyl toys and creating resin figures ever since.

Marianne Romanidis

A visual artist and graphic designer from New York with a passion for graffiti art and a new found love for customizing vinyl toys.

Pure Cane Sugar

Pure Cane Sugar is Christopher and Hallie Garcia. Their collaborative work includes chalk murals, acrylic and mixed media paintings, and custom vinyl toys.

Ghetto Axe

Ghetto Axe is a cool dude born and raised in Dallas who customizes vinyl toys.

Blazon Brikhaus

Liz, NYC born and native New Yorker is a sculptor, author, artist, and poet currently living the artlife in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mike Moffatt

Painter for the last 8 years, trying to incorporate my style to fit the vinyl toy world.

Brad Albright

With nearly a decade's creative experience in entertainment, publishing, and consumer goods, Brad's illustrations have been featured on album and book covers, comics, apparel, accessories, nightclubs, and beyond.


Once graffiti vandal now turned graffiti artist with a purpose, Steve “Nvade” Cipriano’s artwork has been seen over the past decade and a half.


An emerging Italian artist, Bruscolino creates funny little creatures, with a "slimy" aspect and big eyes!

One-Eyed Girl

After an unexpected and unpredictable AVM on her spinal cord took away the use of her legs, Kasey found creating art proved to be a therapeutic and effective outlet for venting and dealing with life as a paraplegic.

Mini Moi Toys

Brooklyn native Julissa has found her niche in the toy industry by customizing vinyl figurines into miniature self portraits.


With a 3D animation Degree from Vancouver Film School and Digital Painting Certification from Bobby Chiu, Toby has been creating art for over 23 years.


A Dallas artist with a history of practical and digital models for the entertainment industry.


GLTT/gottalovethesethings (Eric Lesmana) is a Jakarta-Indonesia based artist working as an Art Director in an Indonesian theme park since 2007.

Marilyn Vicente

An intricate abstract artist who began to paint her intricate line work onto vinyl toys in June 2013.

Tanya Davis

Tanya was born and raised in Texas and currently lives in Austin. She began by making original animal sculptures in a steampunk industrial style, but was introduced to vinyl toys in 2013 and has been hooked ever since.


I work on unconventional canvas such as wood, dolls, vases and of course vinyl. Popped art on a stick! Always a little bit cute, a little bit creepy.

Tom Carlton

Toys are just another aspect of art I have evolved into. This is the road I have chosen and I will walk it until the end.

Allan Armenta

Also known as Alarment, Allan Armenta is a native New Mexican who was raised on a healthy dose of 80’s toys and cartoons.

Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck paints on canvas, murals on walls and pretty much anything else he can get his hands on.

M. Clancey

With influences ranging from fellow customizers to comic illustrators, sculptors and Hollywood “monster makers,” lifelong New York resident M.Clancey has always gravitated towards the visual arts.


Dallas based artist. Passionate about creating custom vinyl artwork. I dabble in watercolors, sketch at the zoo, and mold critters in clay.


RX is born on a dark and stormy night. A chronic pessimist, he decides to become a famous cartoonist or to rule the world.


wake-the-dead is a professional antique porcelain restoration artist and business owner of sublime antique restorations




The Vinyl Thoughts Art Show was voted one of the top five art events in Dallas by readers of The Dallas Observer in 2013 & 2014.

Creatures 4 Kids


Brave Bots
Brave Bots


In 2013, Vinyl Thoughts partnered with Gary Hirsch to help bring his popular Brave Bots to a local children’s hospital. The small Bots, painted on dominoes, are to be brought out whenever you might need a bit more bravery. It’s a perfect fit for children battling illnesses and Gary created the first program at Randall Children’s Hospital in Portland where he not only created hundreds of the bots for children admitted to the hospital, he also created an art installation showcasing the creations.

It was fortuitous timing that brought Gary to Dallas. It turns out, he was looking to expand his Brave Bot program at the same time we were looking for additional creative charitable endeavors. Gary, who speaks on collaboration, wanted a true collaboration with the Vinyl Thoughts artists. He painted half of a Brave Bot on 400 dominoes, then shipped them to Dallas where local artists filled in the remaining half. The finished Bots were donated to a local children’s hospital where we also created a program where kids not only get a Brave Bot to help them through their stay, they also have the opportunity to create their own. Kids are encouraged to give their Brave Bot to a sibling, parent, doctor, nurse or even a fellow patient whom they feel could use a little extra bravery.


as a team


Shelby Miller

The guiding force behind the show.

Cody Phillips

The artistic force behind the show.

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