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Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Paperback – August 27, 2013
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"The quirky compilation is also somehow cathartic, dredging up nostalgia (lots of old-school Care Bears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle references), while remaining utterly ridiculous, so much so that no matter how immune one is to the treacle of low-brow culture, it's sure to amuse."
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About the Author
Brandon Bird is an artist most known for his tendency to paint figures from history and pop culture in absurd situations. He lives in Los Angeles.
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In that way, his work beautifully and simultaneously parodies and honors the subjects of his paintings. Bird shows the ridiculousness of a character like Mr. T, but immortalizes him the same way the Greeks have immortalized Hercules.
In this his first book, Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art, Bird shows this talent by giving the reader not only full-color pages of many of his works, but the majority of the book is set up like a coloring and activity book - including pages of postcards and stickers.
If you're already a fan of his work, I don't have to sell you on this, it's a guaranteed purchase. If Brandon Bird is a new name to you, but you're a fan of pop culture, beautiful artwork, and Law and Order, this book will probably be the best thing you buy all year.
Brandon Bird is the voice of a generation...a swan in bearded man suite, a mother and a lover. The man you and I hope to one day be. Get this book!
Brandon's art is really fun - you can tell he's enjoying what he's doing - and his clever thinking comes through in every piece. "Astonishing World of Art" is a must-have for any fan of popular culture, Python-esque dry humor and the artist himself.
Hope to see more of such publications (hint, hint). I now have a fantastic conversation starter on my coffee table. Kudos, Mr. Bird!
The book made me laugh out loud many times and the art looks fabulous. Stickers, games and laughs, what else do you need!
Also, I sincerely hope that Brandon does a "Chose Your Own Adventure" type book, or an updated Super Heroes Cookbook.