Plastic Bag People

Plastic Bag People

Plastic Bag People

Plastic Bag People

These plastic bag people made by Alice Rebecca Potter made me smile today. It’s for the parade of Fox Carnival Band at 2010’s Notting Hill Carnival but I think it’s especially relevant these days seeing how we’re denouncing the use of plastic bags everywhere. Poking fun at plastic is definitely the way to go.

See more of her work over at her website and I found her via Flickr.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to her portfolio.

The Zines PikaPackage Project launch + giveaway!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the latest PikaPackage Project — the Zines edition, that features a curated list of 16 artists and illustrators who sent in fun and fabulous zines that each tells a unique story!

For those who are new, the PikaPackage Project is a specially curated themed package that consists of a swap meet (for the artists) and mystery package of various sizes containing items from participating artists available for sale (for art lovers) ; all rolled into one project!

The Zines PikaPackage is a beautiful collection of works by these artists:

1. Aijung Kim
2. Beavory
3. Beverly Ealdama
4. Doinky Doodles
5. Jeanne Van Etten
6. Josephine & Katherine Ryder
7. Juliana Salcedo
8. Katie Allen
9. Katie Green
10. Ladypajama
11. Lori Dean Dyment
12. Lori Hutchinson
13. Mellybee
14. Minifanfan
15. Missy Kulik
16. Pintameldia

In this issue of the Zines PikaPackage zine (available for browsing over at ISSUU and as FREE download!), you can get to know the artists via a short Q & A that reveals more about what inspires them and also tips for others who are interested in putting together a zine.

PikaPackage Zines edition!

We have TWO 4-item PikaPackage for grabs (valued at about $35 each!), and TWO lucky winners will get to take home a fantastic selection of zines in the mail! All you have to do is just head on to any of the websites above, explore their work and tell us which one is your favorite artist & why. There’s two ways of doing this:
1) Drop your note in the comments section; and/or
2) Join our mailing list

We’ll pick one winner from the comments section and one from the mailing list on the 24th of January!

**For those who want to get a limited edition Zines Edition PikaPackage of your very own, take your pick of having 4 or 8 different zines from our participating artists sent to you! Here’s an easy way for you to do so via Paypal:

Zines! PikaPackage options

And for those who are keen to see what other packages we have, you can see what other fun packages we’ve organized in our SHOP!

UPDATE: Comments are now closed — the winners of this giveaway are Angela and Ikkinlala!


Have a great weekend everyone and happy exploring! I’ll see you back here on Monday!

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