JEREMYRIAD is a daily blog about arty toys, clever design, ephemeral art and populist art objects (aka ‘popjects’) written by Jeremy Brautman, a Bay Area-based writer, collector, curator and critic. The blog title, Jeremyriad, is a portmanteau meaning “a myriad of Jeremy.” Some people say that I “wear many hats,” but I don’t wear hats very often because I feel guilty covering up such a fantastic head of hair. I was formerly known as “the toy maven.” If you need a tidy tagline to sum up this project, lately I’ve been using: “droll discourse about design objects for playful people”.
In addition to blogging, I recently finished editing a book about the current toy art community (due out Fall of 2013). I curated the group art events, LOVE MOVEMENT and EARTH MOVEMENT. I write a recurring column on toy design for the print magazine, Design Bureau. I used to be a ‘trendspotter’ for Cool Hunting and Josh Spear. I’ve consulted for cool brands like MAQET and Vannen Watches. Using Kickstarter, I’ve raised funds > $3K for an art show and > $5K for a toy production. I currently work full-time as a copywriter, and as of Winter 2013, I’ve been updating this blog less frequently.
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It has been said that my features are “fun to draw”. Here’s a growing gallery of portraits of me. Click each image to go to the artist’s website.