Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snacks for Kids

I haven't been doing too many signs for Trader Joe's lately, but here's one for the nut and dried fruit section. My manager likes and wants cute and funny stuff. What I didn't count on was that the cartoony kid in the picture snarfing down a fruit bar would be thought of as a portrait of a real kid. Immediately on my displaying the sign, a youngster laughed and put his hand up to his mouth just like the painted image. And one of the employees swore that he had seen this boy among the customers just the other day.

Acrylic markers on black-painted Masonite, around 30" x 20", January 2011.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Well, having people think the kid is based on a real person is a good sign. It shows you captured something real and personal that hit the mark! Good job!