We're not gonna lie: We love the Los Angeles-based artist that is Brandon Bird and have for years now. We love that his favorite thing to eat is meals (followed closely by snacks)" and we ordered our first set of Law & Order valentines around five years ago.
When an email from Bird's site pops up, we get really excited. Like kids in a fucked-up, shifted reality art gallery that welcomes kids and doubles as a candy store.
Yesterday, we got the "Lunchbox Time!" email and well, we just couldn't be more thrilled. Bird used his patented approach to address the "not really all that relevant" pop culture topics of season-before-last Celebrity Rehabber Eric Roberts and 2008's Clint Eastwood vehicle Gran Torino. And then he attached them to the icons of childhood.
In the newsletter, Bird offers that "leathery people are really fun to paint btw" as well as another little tidbit about these lunchboxes that makes us geek out even more: "Both are made using genuine plastic Thermos lunchboxes. Which of course were completely discontinued a week after I got the idea to do lunchboxes, and like a good Ferengi, I had to call around and track down one of the last remaining supplies in America."
So, newly inspired by these honorable mentions, we now count down our 10 Favorite Brandon Bird Creations: