The LOVED ONES are the artist team of Julie B. and Phil Ramirez. Their design and sculptural collaborations highlight the duo’s ingenuity and playful sense of humor. The LOVED ONES series features three oversized Pop Art sculptures that playfully distort weapons of destruction into weapons of love - Heartbreaker, Point Blank, and Cherry Bomb. Designed by the LOVED ONES and fabricated by Pretty in Plastic, this collection invites you to put on your rose-colored glasses and see the world through a new lens.
Julie B. is best known for her candy-colored pop art resin sculptures. With a foundation in science and technology and love for the arts, she melds the two to create visions in 3D form. As the lead creative force and founder behind PIP Studios, she is experienced in the world of Fine Art Fabrication and Designer Toys. Julie B. has been featured in LA Weekly, Juxtapoz, Design Bureau, Reading Rainbow, NPR’s Morning Edition, and was co-curator for “The Art of Toys” at MOAH. She is inspired by the bizarre and hidden world of the ocean, and the colorful off the beaten path world on land!
Phil is the founder of Ramirez Studios, an award-winning Los Angeles based full-service sculpture and prototyping studio. He is best known for his action figure toy prototypes, the odds are high that he has probably sculpted something either you or your kids have played with. For more than 25 years, he's been working with brands and media franchises from Marvel to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DC Collectibles, Mondo, and Disney to name a few.