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Sep 09, 2006

Grumpy Freak Show (09.11 - 09.29)

American Greetings is home to a set of  talented designers and artists passionate about designer toys, seriously.   Awhile back one of these designers, Saxton Moore, seized on a chance to create an 8 inch vinyl Grumpy Bear of Care Bears fame.  While Grumpy Bear has yet to see the light of day as a retail product, artists at American Greetings have pushed forward with the Grumpy Freak Show -- a custom show featuring 100+ custom Grumpy Bears designed by in-house artists. The show runs from September 11th thru the 29th at American Greetings HQ in Cleveland, Ohio.   Proceeds from the auction of the pieces will benefit Harvest for Hunger.  There's some  nice work in this show including   Keith Corcoran's 3 intergalactic  Grumpy Bears complete with custom packaging. For more info on the show and pics of customs created by additional artists, check out the Grumpy Freak Show Blog.

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I've enjoy Saxton's artwork for some time now and didn't realize that he did vinyl - cool stuff!

I guess you really have to like Care Bears and Star Wars to get into this. I respect the artistry, but am bored with Star Wars themed designer toys and customs. Well, i have always been bored with Star Wars, for that matter. Good job though!

Bad fuckin ass!

Grumpy Bear is overlooked in favor of the other happier ones just like in the smurfs. We all can't be happy and nice all the time. Yeah for grumpy bear

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