Harsh Terrarium

Templeton's painting features an illustratory style that's also clearly evident on the board graphics he designs for Toy Machine. "There's a cartoon graphic level to it," he says of his graphics, "but it has a higher meaning that kids maybe don't get or don't see. Maybe their moms see it. My favorite graphics have two levels of meaning, getting something across while at the same time it's bright and colorful. Ultimately, it gets boardslid off, anyway." (Courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City CA)