DesignerCon2022 Returns with Spanning Physical and Digital Programming
DesignerCon has amassed an undeniable community of loyal and enthusiastic followers. Over the last 17 years, they have been dedicated to the pursuit of and appreciation for art toys, eagerly celebrating the newest releases. This year, DesignerCon provides a plethora of new and exciting, supported by returning fan-favorites, for the ultimate collector experience. The show returns with the most sought after artist collectibles that they have become known for, in addition to innovative new contributions including digital collectibles, unifying a community of both happy fans and happy creators.
DCON is careful to keep the experience centered on the community itself, ensuring each addition is curated with the fans and artists in mind. Uniting talent and attendees from all around the world, the DCON experience is a cohesive haven of collectibles, down to the tickets themselves, designed by legendary street artist Persue. Featuring 9 unique designs inspired by 80s and 90s retro video games, each badge is a collectible, kicking off the unique experience from the moment fans check in.
With badges in hand, fans have a world in store for them as the show returns to the Anaheim Convention Center once again, bringing all new content and fan-favorite artists. Beginning with VIP Night, Presented by eBay, select attendees will be a part of the night frenzy with special programming, including a highly sought after “DCON x eBay VIP Box” which will feature special merch only available to VIP holders, and an exclusive MEDICOM TOY release featuring artist King Saladeen’s first ever 100% BE@RBRICK With exclusive drops, first access to coveted collectibles, a VIP pin from Punk Drunkers (complementing their billboard and booklet cover), and a VIP shirt from Johnny Cupcakes just scratching the surface, it's sure to be a night to remember. From there, the fun continues! Longtime partner, Japanese-based MEDICOM TOY returns to DesignerCon, their only US show, releasing rare and exciting figures from their vault including the 2022 DCON Artist Pack including pieces from Doktor A, The OBANOTH (Hannah Webb), SHAG, Nina Palomba, and Bobby Hundreds. More releases abound including Greg Mike’s 1000%, not to mention, icon Shepard Fairey will be releasing his FIRST 400% and 100% BE@RBRICK Set!
Award-winning integrated future culture platform, MightyJaxx will debut the latest in vinyl collectible figures, featuring an array of artists that is sure to excite attendees. Pop Mart, the lanyard sponsor and epic online shop, brings exclusive merchandise including blind boxes and large collectible figures, offered to VIP attendees first. CAMO–Culture, Art, Music, Originals–will be debuting their signature 3D Icon Series of collectibles, featuring favorites from Grateful Dead to Biggie.
Founder Ben Goretsky is excited about the upcoming show, saying “I can’t wait to bring everyone together under the convention center roof again. The past 17 years have been a testament to the true value of our community, and we’re so honored by the loyalty and support. We’re ready to bring them some truly incredible drops this year, and quite a few surprises along the way!”