We wanted to create a version of FaceMaker which, once you create a picture you are proud of, you can proudly display as a work of art.
In 2010, we made a book called ‘Faces’ for the Tate. For the book, we made characters out of clay, sculpture, junk, paint – anything we could get our hands on! We wanted to offer a version of our first toy, Shapemaker, which could allow people to play in a similar way – but this time, instead of creating shapes, the emphasis would be on creating faces. This is how Facemaker was born. We have found that an endless variation of features and characters can be created using Facemaker. There are all sorts of faces which we recognise, and which make us smile. We hope your imagination and personality will breathe through your designs.
Facemaker is a set of 25 colourful, hand printed, environmentally friendly hardwood blocks made of replenishable rubber wood.
Dimensions 22.5cm x 22.5cm x 4.5cm
Tested to be non toxic by the strict European EN-71 Test