The Kritzels are the name of the imaginary characters drawn by a dad on his kids’ sandwich bags. These cheeky little creatures are symbolic of love, friendship and trust.
Over a period of time, David Laferriere, the creator of Kritzels, has drawn over 1,500 unique Kritzels characters on sandwich bags. New Kritzels keep adding to the tally everyday.
What started off as an affectionate token of love and care to his children, has become a part of David’s life. All Kritzels are hand drawn by David Laferriere with Sharpie markers and therefore have a signature value attached to each artwork.
Find out more about The Kritzels and licensing opportunities on Kritzels.com.
[quote style=”boxed”]“I’ve been doing it for my kids since they were little,” the graphic designer, known as D Laferriere on Flickr, tells us in the accompanying video. “They love it, and nothing makes me happier than hearing their reaction at the end of the day.” [/quote]
We all have favorites and I have many favorites among my sandwich bags. Digging Dino is definitely one.
I remember looking at the groove in the bread and thinking about some kind of cutaway-like image, something buried. What I like about this is the bone sticking up through the dirt showing the person depicted that something is underneath. We get to see that something.
The ideas come to me as I am having breakfast with one of my sons. This bag probably took me about a minute or 2 to realize the idea, 2 to 3 minutes to draw. Most of the bags take a little less time.