Art + Design + Four Legs

Aled Lewis.

Aled Lewis on inPRNT

I came across these photo prints by Aled Lewis (his other illustration and design work is amazing, too!) a few days ago, and I can’t stop thinking about them. I love tiny animal figurines, and I extra-love making them have conversations with each other (no, really). I extra-extra-love that Lewis took it one step further and make these great little scenes with dialogue and everything. They have a Museum of Natural History diorama-like feel to them that I really dig.

Aled Lewis on inPRNT

I mean, you can really hear them, right? I feel sad for Rhinoceros, hanging his head in shame for evolving into a lesser beast than Triceratops. It’s not his fault! And poor Wooly Mammoth, he just wants to grow his hair out and hang with the cool kids. Moms just don’t get it.

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  • Reply Ticara September 2, 2011 at 9:05 am

    That is the best horse ever. And that poor rhino…but triceratops are cooler, so.

  • Reply kim September 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    now I want to see everything by this artist, thanks for posting this!

  • Reply Jules September 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I love this.

  • Reply jodi September 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

    i love that first one. although, every time i see it, i think it is a unicorn.

  • Reply Jenny N. September 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Awwww wooly mammoth. Sooooo cute!

  • Reply Monica September 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I will never look at my son’s animal figurines the same way again.

  • Reply Rachel Kay September 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Yeah, but at least the rhino is still around! Can’t say that for the poor ‘ol triceratops.

  • Reply Mariana September 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    These are hilarious! I want that horse hanging over my bed. My boyfriend would really get a kick out of the mammoth/elephant print.

  • Reply Shilo September 2, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I totally commiserate with the too-short giraffes. Super cute stuff Anna, good find.

  • Reply Kate September 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I love these so much!

  • Reply Kristina September 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Good find! The mammoth one made me laugh hard.

  • Reply ellen Gordon September 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    From one Graphic Designer to another, I thought you might enjoy this short article on fonts (written from the perspective of the font) that appeared recently in McSweeney’s. It has some 4 star language in it so be forewarned-but it is very funny. Enjoy.

    • Anna @ D16 September 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      I’ve read it, Ellen, and it is totally hilarious!!

  • Reply Nicole September 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Oh my goodness. How great is the Triceratops one? I suddenly need that.

  • Reply stef September 2, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I was gifted the Mario one. Love it!

  • Reply Dan @ Manhattan Nest September 2, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    ohmygah! so great!

  • Reply Jess September 2, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Gaaaah! It’s like we’re inside their tiny little dinosaur/real animal brains. L-O-V-E it.

  • Reply Zooky World September 3, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Really funny, creative, clever work. I particularly like the wooly mammoth and giraffe ones. Now I’ve got to check out some of this artist’s other work! Thanks for posting this fun stuff!

  • Reply Lola September 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    So funny. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Reply Melanie September 4, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I love these!!! Thanks for sharing, Anna. The one on his site with the unicorn (“show off”) is great too, and I love the typeface.

  • Reply Amanda September 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I love his work. I have his “Born This Way” print in my living room and it makes me smile every day!

  • Reply Liz September 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Hahahaha these are fantastic.

  • Reply Kathy September 7, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    If you like animal figurines talking to each other, then you’d probably like the work of comedian Kathleen Phillips. Check out “Penny For Your Thoughts” and “This is Ana” on YouTube. (An aside: I once saw her on stage, pretending to be an ex-con recently released from prison, and it was so real, I almost believed she WAS that guy!)

  • Reply Kate September 8, 2011 at 10:45 am

    These are fantastic! I love them!

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