Medicom Toy x Sorayama
Medicom teams up with legendary Japanese illustrator Hajime Sorayama who is best known for his superrealism style portraying erotic feminine robots. Sorayama was born in 1947 and started drawing Playboy pin-ups in high school. in 1968 he graduated from Chuo Art School in Tokyo and became a freelance illustrator at 21 years old for an advertisement company.
He drew his first robot in 1978 for his friend Hara Koichi, who initially wanted to use C3-PO for a Suntory poster but turned to Sorayama since they had issues with copyright. in 1983, his work became famous around the world through his art book Sexy Robot. His work continued in the same vein with his 1984 release of Pin-up, he landed a monthly section in Penthouse magazine and Playboy TV later aired a special on his work. Sorayama said of his pin-up work: "That’s my mania. I’ve been drawing them since high school. Back then, there was this thing for the Playboy and Penthouse playmates. Now, it’s the girl-next-door, idol type, but in our day, these pin-ups were like goddesses. I guess I could describe it as my own goddess cult.”
Now, it’s the girl-next-door, idol type, but in our day,
these pin-ups were like goddesses.
The collaboration with Japanese toy producer Medicom is one of many for Sorayama. The capsule collection consists out of shirts and bags by PORTER graced with the robotica erotica that has earned its spot in art history.