Sunday, March 05, 2006

cereal box repros





i have collected vintage cereal boxes for a while-and decided to re-illustrate-recreate these impossible to find classics for my own collection-
i was in cereal graphics-old logo-dry brush-geek heaven doing these..fun while it lasted.-i would love to see designs like these on boxes now-let me know what you think of them.

mr-d*

18 Comments:

Blogger Elliot said...

I think that the Adobe tools we have at our disposal these days make it all to easy for untalented people to do half arsed recreations of this style.
You however have created something remarkably authentic and I both admire and respect you for it.
I also think you're really good looking.
Gosh, yes.

9:25 PM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

dont forget my finely turned ankles and eyelashes to die for...
on a side note-frankie howerd the comedian -in his passport-where it said 'colour of hair'..wrote
'..wind blown corn..'

12:52 AM  
Blogger the doodlers said...

Holy mackarel. These are extremely cool. (A tad small to appreciate the details, though) Did you do all the stuff on the back too?

You've see the stuff over at dabeehive
http://dabeehive.blogspot.com/
I imagine..(see him in your links) you guys should get together! There's a whole New-Old toyline to be produced from these.

8:08 AM  
Blogger Miah Alcorn said...

These are awesome Mr.Dunn. The frosted flakes take the cake for me but they're all really great. Wonderful work as always!

3:53 PM  
Blogger gur-B said...

In all geekyness,,it's very lovely ! Would be nice to see them bigger though.

3:47 AM  
Blogger Gene Fowler said...

NICE!! Man I love that art style.

11:51 PM  
Blogger alberto mielgo said...

They are great.
Today, they do too much brightness and shadow layers and crap.
Much more graphic as those are much atractive to me. If I see this ones in Tesco, I'll buy it with out even ask what is inside.
But may be that is because I'm a wirdeou.( However you spell it)

7:22 AM  
Blogger alberto mielgo said...

But those are original old dtuff or is yours?

7:24 AM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

hey alberto mann-
nope -i re did the illustrations on the top three-the spoonmen box i had a lot of pshop tweaking to do-so i cant take any credit for that-
glad you like them-we have two new books on the go here-so i hope to post some things from those soon-

2:48 PM  
Blogger Matt J said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh . . .soothing . . . . I've wanted to see your cereal boxes for years. They're fantastic man, totally with you on the box tip, designs like these would POP out on the shelves these days from all the bland crap that's used now. Did you see the TONY pitch Craig Kellman made on Nate Pacheco's blog?

9:00 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Cool work !! I remembera cereal called Good - O's when I was a kid in the early 70's,about the same time that Golden Nuggets were out in the UK.

1:10 PM  
Blogger PEPE said...

you're a demi god!!! i'm not worthy!!!

12:08 AM  
Blogger Wetterschneider said...

You punk! These are brilliant, thanks for doing them and letting us see.

1:13 PM  
Blogger RoboTaeKwon-Z said...

Great stuff. There was a huge discussion on the old Shane Glines discussion board one about the decline of good design. You just reminded me of just how far we've fallen.
I'm truly awed by this stuff. Good work!!!

8:05 AM  
Blogger ridd1 said...

WOW! Great recreations. I'd love to see them bigger. Good work!

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Denis Goulet said...

Excellent, as usual. Love, love, love the Frosted Flakes ones.

1:58 PM  
Blogger mr-dunn* said...

wow guys-thanks for all your feedback-i am SOOO busy at the moment on charlie and lola
-i will post a load of fun and frolics over the weekend..we have a couple of books going through here so i could post new stuff..or pass of some old tat as ..look ..just finished...er
see ya
mr-d*

12:46 AM  
Blogger SteveLambe said...

Joyyyyy!!! I wish they were bigger though :(

Please??

11:28 PM  

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