Gilbert Legrand Turns Household Articles into Pop Culture Personas

By: Misel Saban - Jun 23, 2014
References: gilbert-legrand & designtaxi
Celebrated French artist Gilbert Legrand cleverly turns everyday household articles into hilarious pop culture characters in his latest artwork series. His work turns practical objects into whimsical animated personas.

Legrand draws inspiration from the shapes and forms he sees in various everyday objects. To him, the connection between the shapes and the aesthetic look of popular cartoon characters is unparalleled, so why not turn the objects into the actual TV personalities? Legrand ingeniously takes random artifacts like safety pins, paint brushes, spray bottles, door hinges and gloves and paints them up to look like popular animated characters. For example, Legrand paints up an old whicker brush to look like Hey Arnold and a spray brush is transformed into the blue rat from Ratatouille. Legrand's work encapsulates a fun and playful dynamic by bringing inanimate objects to life.