157: Tiny Tonys
Here’s a quick, fun public art idea that was relatively easy to do:
I needed to do something quick and easy this week, because I have some other plans coming up this weekend. But, even though I didn’t have a lot of time, I still wanted to make something with a leaving-the-house element to it.
I cracked open my idea notebook and saw an old drawing I had made of Tony the Tiger yelling, “They’re grrrrrrrapes!” And I laughed pretty hard. So, I went with that idea.
I couldn’t find a decent quality image of Tony the Tiger, so I just drew one based on a picture from the internet, lined them up 9 to a page, and printed them out.
After I cut them out, I was ready to go. That double-sided poster tape makes for a nice portable result. Just peel and stick.
I wrote on a couple of them before I left the house, but kept most blank. Who knows what other opportunities I’ll find?
Most of the best ideas were located in grocery stores. I hit a few different ones, because I didn’t want to spend a lot of time taking pictures in the aisles. It looks suspicious.
Tony loves telling people what things are.
I saw this big wall of gray-painted bricks, and couldn’t resist. I don’t imagine the paper will hold up very long outside. Although, it is printed on a laser jet and the pen is waterproof ink, so it may last long enough to be stolen.
Eventually, the idea came full circle, and I decided to break the pattern by having Tony shill for a competitor’s brand of frosted flakes, right next to his own.
He’s less enthusiastic about them.
See you next week! And if you want to print and stick your own, here’s a picture of 9 Tonys to get you started.