MightyJaxx founder Jackson Aw: Visual Questionnaire #3
Toys are us
Have you seen a giant fire-engine red balloon dog à la artist Jeff Koons's Balloon Dog casually shitting at the entrance of The Cathay recently? Standing at about four metres in height, the sculpture is a collaboration between local designer toy studio MightyJaxx and London-based artist Whatshisname. They had previously worked together to create a best-selling line of balloon dog toys called POPIKI, which features the dog in other amusing poses including lifting its leg to pee a puddle and indulging in a doggy-style mating ritual.
The man behind the homegrown design studio is Jackson Aw who started the business in his late twenties in 2012. The studio has since gone on to produce over 200 designs and deliver thousands of products to collectors in over 50 countries to propel revenues to million-dollar figures this year. Here, he tackles Buro's Visual Questionnaire and breaks down his cultural obsessions.
An artist/designer who inspires you
An Instagram account you’re obsessed with
The song on repeat on your Spotify right now
A film that makes you cry
Cover of the book that you would rescue in a fire
Last meal you would have
Most memorable city you visited
Your style icon
Somewhere you wish you could perform/exhibit/sell your craft
Your proudest achievement in your career so far