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Minipops [Hardcover]

Craig Robinson
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14 Oct 2004 Mitchell Beazley Art & Design
A giftbook for any fan of popular culture, packed with over 800 of the very best of the acclaimed Flipflopflyin' minipops, cult illustrations from Craig Robinson. This book is the first-ever collection of Robinson's ever-expanding army of miniature pixellated people (including comedians/popstars/movies/cartoon is safe) Leaf through the book and identify as many minipops as you can, should you get stuck, the answers appear in the back of the book, in Robinson's own witty, inimitable words. Ideal post-pub entertainment.

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (14 Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845330293
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845330293
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 14.9 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 468,348 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's visual heroin!" -- Phil Jupitus Radio Show, BBC6, 28th October 2004

About the Author

Craig Robinson is an artist, illustrator, designer, and writer living in Berlin. His unique style of illustration has spearheaded many high-profile advertising and marketing campaigns across the world. The following magazines, among many others, have commissioned him: US Today, GQ, The Face, I-D, Dazed & Confused, Sleazenation, J17. In 2003, he had his first solo exhibitions: "Everybody's Dogs," a collection of prints in Sapporo, Japan; and "Yummy Yummy Yummy I Got Love In My Tummy," a series of paintings, in Amsterdam. He will have shows in Paris, New York, Berlin and London from 2004-2005. Robinson has also branched out into pop videos, creating, animating and directing clips for Italian indie band, Giardini di Miro, and Taiwanese singer, David Tao.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Minipops are maxi-addictive. 20 April 2005
It's pretty addictive, and mini-pops are irresistible, but probably only to young fogeys like myself. You need a sense of history, of personal memory. You look at these teeny, tiny pixellated creations and you squint, and you say to yourself "yes, that's whatsisname", and you write the name in and you are, of course, wrong. But you look at the correct answer, and you say "of course!"
The guy who invented minipops deserves to retire on it. The Excel spreadsheet version of this has wasted an awful lot of time in our office. If you are a boss, buy the paper version as a gift for your staff - it'll be more productive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance in Pixels! 26 Nov 2004
Blimey, what a book!
Page after page of pure, pixelized, greatness. Once I picked it up, I literaly, couldn't put it down! As soon as you get to the first page you find yourself incoherently muttering things like "Who's that?", "I know that one!" and "Hmm....I look in the glossary for that one...".
The Glossary at the back of the book explains who each of the 'Minpops' are and provided with them, hearty opinions. Minipops is a (sometimes nostalgic) journey through music, TV (and just about everything else!) through the medium of Pixel Art.
Craig Robinson has his illustration down a fine art; His illustration are quite intricate when it comes to down to fine details! I strongly advise you to buy this truly special book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The dog needs feeding! 11 Jan 2005
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I have been a fan of Craig Robinson & his [...] exploits for some time; since his official Guess the minipop Stars page I received via e-mail over a year ago. I was lucky enough to acquire a signed copy of the book & promptly bought many more copies (10+) as stocking fillers for family and friends. I can't recommend this book any it...he has a 'literarystruck' dog called Billy to keep in the style he's become accustomed.
adly 014.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Minipop Mania 11 Aug 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Actually bought this as a result of a minipops quiz circulated on an Excel spreadsheet and couldn't complete all the answers. Good for a laugh as is it's sister book, the minipops atlas.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ridonkulously amusing 11 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
wee people! the sense of satisfaction at guessing them is great. I loved looking for my favourite band, the Ramones. Some are really hard, others very obvious. Many are hilarious. The wife loves it too!!!
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