Weekend Pop Art: What if TV shows and movies were Golden Books?

(image via superpunch.net (c) Loren)
(image via superpunch.net (c) Loren)

 

I grew up with Little Golden Books (the first 12 of which were published on October 1, 1942).

I still fondly recall reading The Poky Little Puppy and Three Little Kittens (two of the first twelve 12 titles published), The Monster at the end of this Book (starring Grover) and Scuffy the Tugboat with my mother entranced by the wonderful artwork, fecund imaginations of the authors and the simple but utterly delightful stories.

They are responsible for launching me on a lifetime of reading richness for which I am inordinately grateful.

Now to my unending delight (trust me it goes on and on and …), some inventive artistic souls have come up with the absolutely inspired idea of taking some of today’s most recognisable movies and shows including Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Moonrise Kingdom, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings and re-imagining them as Little Golden Books titles.

An international roster of talent re-imagines the unforgettable stories, illustrations, and metallic-spined covers of the world’s most recognizable collection of children’s books. The result is a delightful body of work certain to charm your inner child! Join us in celebrating the classic tales that colored our childhoods with infinite imagination and limitless adventure. (The enticing description of the exhibition by Gallery Nucleus)

Not only that but they are being exhibited as Little Golden Tales at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, California till 9 February 2014 and you have the chance to buy the pieces should you do desire.

Frankly so charmed am I by the idea of this highly original take on these much loved and highly popular pop culture icons, that I’d jump on a plane right now just to go and see it.

Alas I cannot for a 1001 reasons, which includes the lack of a TARDIS to whisk me forward to where I make my fortune from writing (yes let’s all have a good laugh about that).

However, if you’re in California or anywhere on the west coast of America for that matter, you should totally go and see it.

For the rest of us, there are the wonderful images to glory in and feel like a (very pop literate) child all over again.

 

Star Wars (image via superpunch.net (c) Sadie Figueroa)
Star Wars (image via superpunch.net (c) Sadie Figueroa)

 

Moonrise Kingdom (image vis superpunch.net (c) Jerrod Maruyama)
Moonrise Kingdom (image vis superpunch.net (c) Jerrod Maruyama)

 

Breaking Bad (image via superpunch.net (c) Maxime Mary)
Breaking Bad (image via superpunch.net (c) Maxime Mary)

 

Lord of the Rings (image via superpunch.net (c) Eren Blanquet Unten)
Lord of the Rings (image via superpunch.net (c) Eren Blanquet Unten)

 

* My deepest thanks for cnet.com and superpunch for bringing this beguiling exhibition to my attention.

 

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