Meanwhile, in the frozen North

We’re all swept up in Shanghai’s opening weekend, but I didn’t want to wait another moment to congratulate the fantastic design team that is Meomi (aka, Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy).  When I first got word that they were responsible for the Vancouver Olympics mascots, I was doubly happy.  Firstly, because I’m a huge fan of them as illustrators, and secondly because this represents a savvy design move on the part of the Olympics.  Click over to Meomi’s Olympics flickr set and you’ll see what I mean.

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We try to keep their Octonauts series in the museum store, but I’m expecting their books to sell out as quickly as Oliver Chin’s Year of the Tiger books did for our Lunar New Year celebration last weekend.  Obviously, I am powerless when confronted by the charms of a cartoon Sasquatch.

One Response to “Meanwhile, in the frozen North”

  1. duriandave  on February 14th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    LOL! Who isn’t immune to the charms of a cartoon Sasquatch, especially one so kawaii.

    My friend from Vancouver gave me some mascot mugs, which was my first encounter with them.

    But I didn’t know about Meomi and the amazing Octonauts. I’ll definitely make a point of checking out their books. :)


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