One day when I was in grade four, me and my best friend started this joke at lunch: catapulting a carrot around the grade four table with a spoon. It was sort of funny at first, but nothing really cool. Usually, the boys were just really surprised when a baby carrot suddenly landed right in Fred’s yogurt or something of the sort. But then one day…I think I must have hit the spoon way too hard. The carrot went flying across the room and hit a popular girl in grade three right on the head, and she literally put her face in her bowl of soup. As if that didn’t make it enough like a sitcom, one guy laughed so hard he spat yogurt all over the popular girl from my grade, and she threw a banana at him. We were about to get in a full-on food fight when the teacher interrupted us by standing on a table and shouting at us to not act like wild animals. It was really funny. I know this story isn’t super-incredible, but it is really funny.
I have spent thousands of hours turning my favorite snack food into my favorite celebrities. These peanut caricatures started as a joke at work in mid-2012. I would make quick sketches of my co-workers on a peanut that was roughly their body shape. The results got big laughs so I tried making ones of famous people. I have a giant list of all the people I want to make and am slowly working my way through it.
Somewhere in the world lives one lucky guy whose wife not only prepares him food for lunch, but also adds some love to it in the form of cute and lovely notes. The most important and beautiful thing is that this happens every single day.
Dorota Pankowska’sm new street art series is called “Pro Bono Promo” – the Latin phrase pro bono means professional work done free of charge, so the work is basically free promotion. Dorota recreates famous brand logos in a weird sort of graffiti that replaces spray paint with that brand’s main product.