The book synopsis says, “New Species: Contemporary Character Design Made In Asia presents 22 of Asias contemporary character designers whose works have won over many in Asia.” It’s flattering for tobyhk to be featured in it!
According to the publisher, Page One, characters are new species among us. From toys to fashion, they are “living” ubiquitously around us. The featured designers from Japan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore share their thoughts on this phenomenon through insightful interviews. Readers will know how they work from inspirations to creations. What makes the book even more fascinating is the close encounter with the new species – let’s see what the characters say about themselves in the one-on-one interviews (kudos to the interviewers who understand the dialects spoken by the new species!)