Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hey! Hey! Hey!...

This is my piece for the Cartoon Madness 5: Lunchbox Show at the Alcove Gallery. Each artist was given a blank metal lunchbox and thermos to design, this was an opportunity I couldn't resist. I have a small metal lunchbox collection and have always been a huge fan of them. It was always a thrill every year around late August when all the new lunchboxes would show up in stores, such a tough decision which one would carry around my PB & J and Caprisun for the school year. Then around 1985 due to kids hitting each other with them (and plastic ones were much cheaper to produce) the reign of metal lunchbox ended, ironically enough with the super violent R-rated movie Rambo themed box being the last produced.

One theme that would pop on lunchboxes during the late 70's early 80's was ones based on TV sitcoms (I.E. The Brady Bunch, Partridge Family, Happy Days, etc...). One of my favorite shows growing up was "What's Happening!!" (which I own all 3 seasons on DVD), I always wanted a lunchbox based on the show but sadly one was never made, so this was a perfect opportunity to create my own...


The show opens tonight April 10 from 7 to 12 am and will be up til May 9th, if you live in the Atlanta area be sure to stop by. Check out the link for more info...www.alcovearts.com

3 comments:

Patty said...

I'll definitely stop by, thanks for the link!

Jason Blower said...

This is great!!!! Did you just print stickers and place them on?? Always a pleasure to stop by and see what you are working on!

jason quinones said...

those look great!! your style is PERFECT for a retro metal lunchbox. and the subject....WHAT'S HAPPENING! AWESOME!

i had my share of bloody metal lunch box fights as a riotous little kid. i guess i'm partly to blame....sigh!