The Curious World of Brandon Bird
Brandon Bird is a graphic designer and artist from the United States who has developed a reputation for his drawings of celebrities in unusual situations or poses. He has become a regular illustrator for many mainstream media organisations and studied his craft at the University of California. Although much of his original work, such as oil paintings on canvas, are now sold, through his online store one can purchase a wide variety of T-shirts, prints, iPhone covers and more. Below are some of our favourites:
‘Seinfeld with nunchaku’ – Jerry Seinfeld might be responsible for one of the most popular sitcoms of all time, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t ready to protect himself when necessary. Here he is preparing for some Bruce Lee-esque combat, with this pencil drawing being commissioned in 2003 for a Las Vegas Weekly article.
‘Nobody wants to play Sega with Harrison Ford’ – Despite being in two of the most successful movie franchises ever, Harrison Ford still struggles to find people to play video games with him. This oil painting was originally from 2006 with Brandon stating that as a child he was a Sega fan rather than Nintendo.
‘Lazy Sunday Afternoon’ – This oil painting on canvas depicts Christopher Walken casually relaxing at the weekend in his garage whilst building a robot. Painted in 2004.
‘Uncanny Valley’ – This oil painting from 2010 is still available and can be purchased by contacting Brandon directly. It is an accurate portrayal of what it would be like if Nicolas Cage was a young Japanese macaque cuddling up to his mother.