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    Clara Bahlsen: You Say Potato I Say F*ck You

Illustration: Brilliant project You Say Potato compiles everyday mascots

Posted by Maisie Skidmore,

Find a marker pen in your hand and, as I’m sure many will agree, it’s hard not to draw two goggly eyes, a nose and a grinning mouth on the first object within reach. So when we excitedly posted a picture of one of the little characters Jiro Bevis has illustrated for the It’s Nice That Annual 2013 on Instagram the other day, and were delighted when Clara Bahlsen had commented on it with her own project, You Say Potato I Say F*ck You.

The idea is very simple; she’s made a blog which compiles all the little mascots she comes across on a daily basis, be it in supermarkets, on vans, adverts, packaging or signage. Clara has collated it all in one visual resource and opens it up to hundreds of others to send in their own photographs of similar characters from their own cities.
What’s amazing is the quantity. There are so many.

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Posted by Maisie Skidmore

Editorial Assistant Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 and has stayed with us ever since. She has a particular interest in art, fashion and photography and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.