David Laferriere’s sons never know what they will find in their lunch bag – and we’re not talking about food. For the last 5 years, this Massachusetts-based graphic artist has been drawing whimsical characters on his kids’ sandwich bags before packing them for lunch. Each drawing of the Sandwich Art series is made with Sharpie markers, then photographed and posted on flickr before David’s 13 and 15-year-old sons discover them at school.
1,108 bags and counting
“The challenges are coming up with an idea and then drawing quickly and directly on the bag, every line counts,” says David who has already created more than 1,100 lunch bag illustrations. His inspirations come from whatever is happening at the moment: “Could be something we did as a family, a holiday or a day like Ground Hog’s Day. The weather sneaks in from time to time.” His favorite topics, however, are various fantasy robots, monsters or warms. Now that’s a creative way to make sure your kids enjoys their lunch!