Joe Ledbetter

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Biography[edit]

Influenced by classic animation, graphic design, and daily life, Joe Ledbetter's art is... well... a lot of things. Light-hearted in its approach, he often combines cute and cuddly creatures with unfortunate — albeit humorous — situations. With a lean on the subversive and absurd, these scenarios are all too familiar, questioning our tendency of taking life (and ourselves) too seriously. While working as a graphic apparel artist for three years, Ledbetter got involved in the LA underground art scene, beginning with group shows like Cannibal Flower. By the summer of 2004, he had honed his trademark visual style of emblematic line-work, vibrant colors, and endearing characters to the point of quitting his day job. His incredible cast of creatures have since been emblazoned on over 100 designer vinyl toys, as well as apparel and lifestyle brands, the world over.

Solo Shows[edit]

These are some of Joe's solo shows.

Designed Toy Releases[edit]

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These original figures were designed by Jled.

Toy Series Participation[edit]

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These are toys that JLed has lent his design skills to.

  • Janky - 3" "B.Watcher" Series 1, 2018
  • Dunny - 3" Dunny Apocalypse Series, 2012
  • Dunny - 3" Chase Dunny Apocalypse Series, 2012
  • Tofu - 4" Mr. Bunny-Fu, 2011
  • Tofu - 4" Sno-Bunny-Fu, 2011
  • Dunny - 3" Swatch Project, with matching Swatch watch, 2011
  • Little Trickers - 3" Grabbit Guest Designer, 2010
  • The Vivisect Playset - King of the Deadbeets, Pink, Special Edition, 2009
  • The Vivisect Playset - Ledkins, Blue, with Greg Simkins, Special Edition, 2009
  • Dunny - 3" Endangered Species Series, 2009
  • Teddy Troop - 3" Series 3, 2009
  • Circus Punk - 15" Pirate Monkey, 100 pieces, 2008
  • Dunny - 8" Tiger, Orange, 2008
  • Dunny - 8" Tiger Chase, 2008
  • The Vivisect Playset - King of the Deadbeets, 2008
  • The Vivisect Playset - Ledkins, with Greg Simkins, 2008
  • Teddy Troop - 10" Samhain Trooper, 500 pieces, 2007
  • Dunny - 3" Series 4, 2007
  • Circus Punk - 15", 100 pieces, 2007
  • Trexi - Plus Series 2, 7x Trexis each with Touma, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Toxic Swamp Cat Red, 660 pieces, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Toxic Swamp Cat Mono, 100 pieces, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Toxic Swamp Cat Yellow, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Toxic Swamp Dog Blue, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Toxic Swamp Dog Brown, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Toxic Swamp Dog Orange, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Ox-Op Series 3 - Gorilla, 2007
  • Qee - 2.5" Toxic Swamp Qee Series, 2007
  • Qee - 8" Forbidden Plant Edition, Toxic Swamp Cat Purple, 2006
  • Qee - 8" Comic Con Edition, Toxic Swamp Bear Pink, 2006
  • Qee - 36" Toxic Swamp Bear Green, 36 pieces, 2006
  • Qee - 8" Toxic Swamp Bear Green, 2006
  • Trexi - 10" & 3" Blue Flying Pig set, 2006
  • Trexi - 10" & 3" Green Flying Pig set, 2006
  • Dunny - 3" Series 3, 2006
  • Qee - 2.5" Series 5b, Tiki Qee, 2005
  • Dunny - 3" LA Series Pink, 2005
  • Dunny - 3" LA Series Yellow, 2005

Customs[edit]

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These are one-off toys by JLed.

Images[edit]

Production Pieces[edit]

Customs[edit]

Other Work[edit]