Saturday, November 19, 2005

herr Krakekugeln..

our studio mascot is mr-takoyaki*
in japanese takoyaki is a snack food -made of octopus and shaped into balls..
but we thought mr-octopus balls didn't scan too well..
Monsieur boules de poulpe
señor bolas del pulpo
sig.sfere del polipo
esferas do polvo
meneer inktvis
미스터 낙지 공
ο κύριος σφαίρες χταποδιών
господин шарики восьминога
and my favourite..
herr Krakekugeln..
we were looking to create a little fella that was both a character and a typographic symbol
we created so far 200 little flash files of him in different guises..
we are licensing them through our rep in the US
200 more to come..



Blogger ven said...

Awesome work on the mascots, I can't pick out a favorite out of all of them.
And you're right, stuff in japonese seem to sound cooler, at least to us, europeans...

9:42 AM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

phew -quick work ven!
you win the first to post a comment prize!
not sure what it is yet..
thanks for the post-


10:13 AM  
Blogger Patrick Morgan said...

Really cool icons. I love em all.


9:40 PM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

thanks patrick-
did i see your whale boy translated to 3d somewhere?-sure i saw a turnaround someplace..
i am studying maya building at the moment so i have got my 3d head-goggles on..the possibilities!!
i will post on!-

2:10 AM  
Blogger Boris Hiestand said...

'meneer inktvis' in Dutch.

7:08 AM  
Blogger alberto mielgo said...

This is probably my favorite stuff from you now , Gary.
I would like to have this as a massive poster.
Great colors, and is also so modern and fashionable.
I smell the sucess.

12:34 PM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

it's the octopus balls..


1:45 PM  
Blogger Patrick Morgan said...


I did a turnaround for a Whaleboy vinyl toy that we will be manufacturing. check my blog for updates, and keep up the fantastic work.


11:20 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

THis is soooo funny!! Love it

11:42 PM  
Blogger limbolo said...

infinitely funny.....It might even be profound.

4:49 PM  

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