Arts, Design

The Toymakers: Randy Borden

For Randy Borden, founder of wrestling show Kaiju Big Battel, making toy monsters stems from his childhood love of Japanese pop culture. In the second in our series of The Toymakers, Borden tells us about some of his most popular characters, including Dr.Cube, Kung-Fu Chicken Noodle and Steam Powered Tentacle Boulder, and how his toys are hand-painted in the land that inspired their inception. 

Musician and electronics whizz Oliver Ackermann invites us into his Williamsburg live/work space, where noise is no matter