“Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ‘ami’, meaning crocheted or knitted, and ‘anuigurumi’, meaning stuffed dolly.” – Wikipedia
I first came across Dol Roffo through Mark Nagata. Mark had posted an amigurumi version of ‘Eyezon’ on his twitter by a Japanese artist Dol Roffo. I was impressed, Dol Roffo had managed to create something adorable in another platform while keeping the overall form language of ‘Eyezon’. After seeing a few more images, I immediately checked out Dol Roffo and found a whole world of funky characters he has designed.
Dol Roffo has a unique design styling that I highly enjoy and I really wanted to see what Hints and Spices characters would look. I contacted Dol Roffo with the collaboration proposal and he agreed to work on my characters. This made me very happy!
Currently Barrelmon and (unnamed) have had amigurumi transformations! I am also very grateful of Dol Roffo working so hard to make them in time for my show. Especially considering he had his own event on at the same time! That is dedication for you! Thanks so much Dol Roffo!
You will be able to see the full selection of these adorable amigurumi creations by Dol Roffo at the Hints and Spices launch. Keep an eye out for future Hints and Spices x Dol Roffo collaborations!