The Great Endangered American Consumer (TOYS)

The Great Endangered American Consumer © J.E.M. Toy

The Great Endangered American Consumer © J.E.M. Toy

Do you like nostalgic toys on blistercards with political messages, but you can’t afford to be 1 of 19 with a Sucklord (salt in wound to @IamMisterQuiche)? Maybe you should check out the toy art of J.E. Moores, specifically his Great Endangered American Consumer series. He writes:

I love gum ball machine toys, army men, cereal box toys, and bags of dinosaurs found at drug stores and grocery stores. These ‘Anti-Consumer Products’ are a mash up of grocery store cowboys, Indians, and animal toys cut up, glued together, molded, hand cast, and packaged in nifty recycled display containers that I get at work. Think of it as more crap you don’t need, but really want. Why? Who knows. We’re a consumer society.

The Great Endangered American Consumer © J.E.M. Toy

The Great Endangered American Consumer © J.E.M. Toy

Moores packages his handmade horses, sheep and pigs on cards with word balloons. You can order specific messages or take a gamble with the caveat that “I’m sure it will be sad and jaded what ever it is. Might as well have fun, it’s the end of the world.” Cool. I wish he’d entered these into that Juried Resin Show

Anyway, there’s a nice interview with the artist here, where he talks a bit about the G.E.A.C. Additionally, I give him props for being a kids’ art teacher and posing for a photo with his cat. I’m not quite sure how he can afford to sell these for $12, but more power to him for getting his work out there. Check out the current selection here.

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