Monday, February 18, 2008

The World of Mr. Toast (interpreted by Chickengirl)

I was honored when Dan Goodsell, creator of The world of Mr. Toast, asked me to participate in a show where artists got to reinterpret his characters. How can I resist drawing his cute little characters with arms and legs?!

I have this little obsession with automats and vending machines, and thought his food characters would be really cute in them.

The show runs March 1st to March 16th (opening on March 1st from 4-8pm) at:
Monkeyhouse Toys
1618 1/2 Silverlake Blvd
Silverlake, CA 90026
Please go check it out if you are in the area!

P.S.-I've owned Dan's book, Krazy Kids' Food! Vintage Food Graphics (by Dan Goodsell and Steve Roden) for a long time. Its a great source of reference and inspiration if you love retro graphics like me!

8 comments:

"Maggie" said...

Very cute take on Mr. Toast. I especially like the Shaky Bacon fellow. Best wishes at the show!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Jannie....

this is an awesome illustration...very cute and too funny especially Shaky Bacon...

Cheers,
Diana

andi butler said...

How incredibly fun!! Love Dan, and all his nostalgic collection-y goodness!! Your illo is charming!

imwithsully said...

You are one lucky gal! I have loved Mr. Toast for years. Oh, I want to reinterpet Mr. toast tooooo...
Your illustration is so much fun to look at. You've done Mr. Toast proud!

ChatRabbit said...

Great vending machines...there definitely is something intriguing about them! I have that same Krazy Kids Food book, too...I didn't make the connection though!

sketched out said...

Such a clever idea to put them in a vending machine. This is such a fun, cute illo.

Also, thanks for turning me on to Mr. Toast. I was in the dark until now.

Big congrats on the show! You deserve it!

Tracy said...

Wow these are great! I love Mr. Toast too! :)

Anja said...

Love this a lot. It´s funny and well done!