Started by looking at this book: [button url=”http://www.amazon.com/Dot-Dash-Designer-Figures-Characters/dp/3899551613″ align=”center” color=”black” width=”half” ]dot dot dash[/button]
I use it quite often as its full of characters, realised in 3D, as toys and collectables etc.. There is so many great things in here its just a really good starting point for any character based design. It gets you thinking about form and really abstract character shapes. Most of the designs are physically realised as vinyl toys too so i’d imagine they’ve gone through a rigorous process to make sure they work/stand up when moulded.