So tonite its a mash-up of two random sets of images I downloaded that represent the work of French graff artist Miss Van, and a young Russian toy designer, Santani. The latter, who lists Dumbo as her favorite cartoon character (a good sign!), makes these kooky cute hyper real furry creatures that are wonderfully fantastical. Creepy cute in the way that Edward Gorey’s work is. They sort of look like the progeny of trolls if they were to mate with forest animals like owls, chipmunks, rabbits, etc.
Equally doll-like if a lot more sexy are Miss Van’s curvaceous female cartoons, which, whether on street walls or paper, have the same push-pull of the mysterious and the cutesy. Festooned with Jessica Rabbit lips, their pucker more sulk than sass, they’ve got an inexplicable appeal. So from my desktop to your window, here they are, in all their strange reciprocity!