Monday, January 18, 2010

Christa de Groot - Oddly Cute!

written by Freak Mascot

With a name like the Freak Mascot it will probably come as no surprise to you that I am a fan of all things odd. And today I’m going to introduce you all to one of my favourite oddities - Christa de Groot. I realise this is an unusual way to introduce a designer, and some of you may even accuse me rudeness, but I assure you my respect is of the highest order. After all, isn’t odd just another word for unique?

Christa de Groot at RedBubble
Christa de Groot is a graphic designer and illustrator whose creations have won legions of fans the world over. Hailing from the Netherlands Christa has developed a unique style of cute that is instantly recognisable - the mark of a true artist if ever there was one! With the use of simple geometric shapes and bold colours Christa has managed to carve out a kawaii style that is truly its own! Odd and cute in beautiful equal measures!

Long live the odd,
Freak Mascot :)

2 comments:

  1. Well thanks a lot for this big compliment! I was googling on the internet to find people with my name, just for fun, and found your blog entry about my doodly thingies. I am a very poor sketcher by hand, so I cut out basic shapes in illustrator and build new shapes like kids would do with kiddy blocks. I haven't been drawing a lot lately, will do soon...

    Bye,

    Christa (Krista)

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  2. Hey! Thanks for getting in touch - it's always good to hear from a fellow RedBubbler and kawaii fan. Keep up the cute work, Michael :)

    P.S. If you ever want to see some truly poor sketch work, you should take a look at the KawaiiPunk Mascots before I get them into FreeHand :)

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