Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Can o' Corn

Here's another in my comic strip-style billboards advertising various Trader Joe favorites. This baseball-themed panel plays on the traditional slang term for a looping fly ball into the outfield that is easy to catch. The outfielder sometimes doesn't even have to move, the ball just falls into his glove. I had fun rendering the baseball glove and the can of corn. The design of that can, resembling 19th century canned goods labels, is one of the oldest unchanged pieces of Trader Joe's stock. "No G.M.O.'s" means that TJ's corn does not contain any controversial Genetically Modified Organisms. I put an apostrophe after the acronym because otherwise it would look and sound like a computer component or some government agency.

Acrylic and acrylic markers on masonite board, 48" x 36", September 2012.

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