Design school kids are a breed of our own, we play by a different set of rules and sometimes just seem “off.” A great example of this is Mark Dudlik, he graduated the year before me from the School of Design with a Graphic Design Degree from ASU. Among other accomplishments (which will remain nameless so as not to further boost his stoked ego ;) He recently started a site about pandas, or rather a collection of drawn pandas. Below are a few examples
Or one of my favorites “pandoala”
Quirky, yes, (some are slightly disturbing, which I omitted) But thoroughly entertaining. Recently, he added a buy feature, so for $5 he’ll draw/print/mail a unique panda postcard, for $7 he’ll customize it to you, or you can buy a reprint for $4. Naturally, I wanted a custom postcard, so I payed my $7 and eagerly awaited my personalized panda postcard (say that 5 times fast!;)
What would he draw about me? my haircut…Asian heritage…graphic designer.ASU? Oh how naive I was, remember my earlier post? Yep we’re those people, Q: what do they want?” A: anything with a corgi!
I got a pandorgi!
How cute is panda version of a lilu though? I mean, this an a awesome genetic mix! The little black feet, the big black ears! But Dudlik wasn’t done, on the back he wrote “In case you wanted the corgi by itself” I looked down at the mail and there was another postcard!
Kat & Lilu as Ed & Ein….as pandas
Love it! Kudos to you Mark! For those of you who don’t know Ed & Ein (which among corgi lovers, I can only imagine is few and far between) They are two characters from the Japanese Anime, Cowboy Bebop
So he got my hair and Asian heritage/anime nerd in it after all. Bravo, $7 well spent! Maybe I’ll have to copy Kelly and dress us up as this for halloween!
Anyways, go visit http://penandpandas.tumblr.com and buy lots of cards to keep Mark nice and busy (don’t hate Mark)!