Artist Toby Leigh has created his own version of ABC books, painted in the same style, but with the seemingly innocent words – Apple, Dog, Queen, and so on – twisted into sinister adult themes. Leigh is currently using the crowdfunded publishing tool Unbound to raise the funds to put the book out, which should be seeing the light of day sometime in the nearest future.
Dave Pollot is a New York based artist who is best known for his altered thrift store paintings. He finds abandoned artworks and adds his own touch (most often pop culture parodies). Dave says the biggest challenge is not only taking some piece of pop culture and putting it into a place where it might not belong, but also making it blend in so that it actually seems that it belongs.
Artist and musician Keith Larsen decided to illustrate inanimate objects in a cartoonish way and write little stories about them to bring them to life.
Grab my beak if it’s laundry you seek. You barely see me, maybe once a week. How can I not have this disappointed look? I dry your clothes as you read a book. I’m dryer duck, and for a buck, I dry the shirts you tuck. Handle my bill if you will, tweak left for your garments. I’ll see you next week, but please, no more vomit.
We’ve seen some well-dressed cats and dogs, but have you ever seen a horse in a tailored suit? Ahead of Cheltenham Festival, veteran race horse Morestead wore a three-piece tweed suit complete with shirt, tie and flat cap, designed by former Alexander McQueen apprentice and celebrity stylist Emma Sandham-King.
It required over 18m (59ft) of tweed – about 10 times more than an equivalent human garment. Looks dashing, doesn’t he?