Danil Yad - Authors
Danil Yad has created the AUTHORS project with the intention of honoring the best world designers. The Russian sculptor makes a wild fresh job representing fashion, series, science and art personalities with his masterpieces.
The Authors series shows not only the big brands but people standing behind the success of a company. Now, fans and collectors are able to have the design of their favourite creators in a neat and elegant style.
The first Authors designs appeared on Instagram in 2019 instantly receiving a legion of followers. The previews showed us prominent personalities as:
Hideo Kojima (Video games designer and director)
Artemy Lebedev (Russian blogger)
Tinker Hatfield (Director of Design at Nike)
Virgil Abloh (creator of OFF White and artistic director of Louis Vuitton Men)
Takashi Murakami (Japanese contemporary artist)
Salehe Bembury (director of the sneakers and men's pole at Versace)
The list of future designs shown for this series is huge and they even get some design variations: Brian Donelly (KAWS), Shepard Fairey (Obey), Joshua Vides, Reina Koyano, Hayao Miyazaki or even “Banksy” among many others.
Danil Yad has created the first Authors sculptures produced by Mighty Jaxx. They are vinyl figures with 8” height and removable parts for more versatility and fun. These are the first characters made:
The chosen one to start this collection is Tinker Hatfield. The legendary shoe designer is not a stranger in the sneaker culture and is a great way to start.
Showing his clean and polished style, this figure comes with interchangeable shoes (that you can swap with other figures of the collection) and a box to keep them.
We have already seen at least 4 different versions: the original, Royal edition, Shanghai exclusive and NTWRK exclusive.
Hideo Kojima is the creator of successful and iconic video games like Metal Gear or Death Stranding. It comes with the fetus capsule from this last game.
Success of this one has made Mighty Jaxx bring a second edition. The Boss Version gets a Camo treatment with orange details.
Virgil Abloh is the art director of Louis Vuitton and needs no introduction. The visionary is most well-known for his artistic experiments that reshaped the modern fashion industry, blurring the lines between street wear and designer labels.
It comes with sneakers and the Off-White logo to put in her arms.
The artist has been sculpting and creating all his life and is primarily interested in self-expression art.
In 2012, his love for vinyl toys led him to make his own blank figure. Not satisfied with the result, he decided to go further and to study 3D programs and CG in 2015, allowing him to quickly implement his ideas and pay more attention to the project, rather than the technical component.
In 2019, the idea of highlighting some of the biggest contemporary personalities of the world was traduced on these Author series.
Dive head-first into this collection with the AUTHOR figures by Danil Yad available on Kaneda Toys shop. Which one are you choosing to start your collection?
(All fotos are from @danil_yad profile on Insta)