Meet The Lollipops
October 2, 2007 3:32 PM   Subscribe

The Lollipops are a collection of stylized cartoon drawings by Craig Robinson of famous rock stars (mouseover text will reveal the artist). 26 of them in alphabetical order appear in this ad for The Observer, entitled "From Abba To Zappa."
posted by jonson (22 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This ad was on the back of a Guardian weekend magazine next to my toilet. It took a couple of weeks to figure them all out.
posted by Flashman at 3:56 PM on October 2, 2007

These are g-r-r-r-r-r-e-a-t! (And loved the segues.)
posted by rob511 at 4:11 PM on October 2, 2007

Wow. I haven't been to FlipFlopFlyin in years. Yay for bigger minipops.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:12 PM on October 2, 2007

sorry...these are just plain bad. outside of the few who are majorly obvious (ie bjork, the villiage people) you cant tell who most of these people are. i'm all for elegant simplification and economy of line, but theres definitely a limit to how far you can go with it. weak.
posted by sexyrobot at 4:35 PM on October 2, 2007

for work in this vein that's actually well executed, try the artist mr robinson ripped off, plasticgod.
posted by sexyrobot at 4:40 PM on October 2, 2007

I love it. Thanks for this.
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:45 PM on October 2, 2007

For about half of them I'd either never heard of them or had no idea what they looked like so there was no way I could guess. Since there are no album covers anymore and MTV doesn't play videos, you don't really know what most modern pop stars look like.
posted by octothorpe at 5:01 PM on October 2, 2007

this is a jonson post?
posted by humannaire at 5:16 PM on October 2, 2007

"the artist mr robinson ripped off, plasticgod" has been exhibiting since 2001, according to his website. Minipops have been around since 1999.
posted by Hogshead at 5:23 PM on October 2, 2007

Did I miss something? Why is Robbie Williams dressed like K.I.S.S.?
posted by PhatLobley at 5:28 PM on October 2, 2007

You must have missed this.
posted by cillit bang at 6:50 PM on October 2, 2007

I mistook Tracy Chapman for Lenny Kravitz. I suspect that, were I to meet her in real life, I may make the same mistake.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 7:00 PM on October 2, 2007

You must have missed this.

So I did. I liked the video where he strips nekked and then rips off his skin and muscles. Is dressed up as a member of Kiss the iconic image of Robbie Williams held by people all over the world who don't miss things?

Because mine is pretty much the stripping thing.
posted by PhatLobley at 7:28 PM on October 2, 2007

Ha! Nice site, jonson, even apart from the lollipops.
posted by yhbc at 7:37 PM on October 2, 2007

No DEVO? Come on!
posted by SansPoint at 8:06 PM on October 2, 2007

posted by yhbc at 8:12 PM on October 2, 2007

There's a web site out there, somewhere, where you can create your own South Park character by selecting a face, hair, hat, clothes, accessories and so on.

This guy's art style looks conducive to the same kind of thing. All the figures are essentially the same size, and if someone wanted to do the work, they could process all the images on that page to extract out all the hair, all the clothes, and so on and make a mix-and-match system out of it.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 8:16 PM on October 2, 2007

It looks like Miis. It's like when I got our Wii, and I sat down and whipped off a family of Miis for everyone in the household, and then I went ahead and made Miis of everyone we knew, and then I went ahead and made a bunch of famous-person Miis because I was having such a goddamn good time.

I also made lots of Me-Miis with different hairstyles to accomodate the many moods of padraigin
posted by padraigin at 8:44 PM on October 2, 2007

posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 11:32 PM on October 2, 2007

32/79 here.
posted by Devils Slide at 11:37 PM on October 2, 2007

John Peel... or George Carlin?

I thought that too. I also thought Michael Eavis (whoever he is) was Phil Collins.
posted by LeLiLo at 10:44 AM on October 4, 2007

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