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Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 12:41 pm
by Lynnedean
To make you smile ...

A few years ago, a woman by the name of Karen Gammon hit on the idea of sending buttons to various celebrities and asking each person if he/she would be willing to do some art work around the object which would then be published in a book to be sold to raise funds for charity. The result was a paperback titled Celebrity Button Art: an A-Z of celebrity mini masterpieces, published in 2010 by Kingfisher Print & Design Ltd. Michael Kitchen was one of the celebs approached by Ms Gammon and this was his contribution ...


Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:35 pm
by Samfan
When I first glanced at that drawing, one of the first things I thought of was "The Man in the Yellow Hat" from Curious George :eyeroll: But yes of course, it Foyle! And the middle of the button looks like coffee beans (or maybe I'm just craving more coffee).

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:58 pm
by jewell
Lynnedean wrote:To make you smile ...

And it did... :wave:

J

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:05 pm
by Wolesley
Adorable! D'you reckon it's meant to be a self-portrait as Foyle? :rofl:

Lesley

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:09 pm
by Lynnedean
Can't figure out how you see the little guy as Foyle, Lesley. To me, he looks like a cowboy sporting sixguns.

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:14 pm
by Wolesley
Just because of the hat. I didn't see the six guns. And is the button meant to be a lasso then? Makes sense. I assumed it was a balloon. :noidea:

Lesley

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:31 pm
by Lynnedean
Wolesley wrote:Just because of the hat. I didn't see the six guns. And is the button meant to be a lasso then? Makes sense. I assumed it was a balloon. :noidea:

The hat made you think of Foyle? Yikes! I know I've complained a lot over the years about Michael Kitchen apparently not having any idea of the correct way to wear a trilby (plonking the darned thing square on your head just looks silly), but I've never had to complain about him having the brim turned downover! :D

You're worrying me, Lesley ... Foyle in a droopy brimmed hat and holding a balloon! What have you been drinking? :rofl:

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:50 pm
by jewell
Hey! It's summertime and Lesley can drink all day if she likes! :alcpal:

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:36 pm
by amiga
How cute! I remember hearing about the button, but never saw the actual one.

Thanks, Lynne

Amiga

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:31 am
by mohairMK
Is this still in publication? I wonder how one could obtain a copy?

Yee Haw, cowboy Foyle! :foyle5:

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:03 am
by Lynnedean
mohairMK wrote:Is this still in publication? I wonder how one could obtain a copy?

I reckon you'd have to opt for second-hand now, Mohair, but second-hand copies aren't likely to be easily come by, as the original print run will have been rather limited.

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:43 pm
by mohairMK
Lynnedean wrote:
mohairMK wrote:Is this still in publication? I wonder how one could obtain a copy?

I reckon you'd have to opt for second-hand now, Mohair, but second-hand copies aren't likely to be easily come by, as the original print run will have been rather limited.

:sad:

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:57 am
by hazeleyes57
Two second hand copies on Amazon's UK site, one £75, the other £231.99 :shock:

Not what I'd be prepared to pay!!

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:11 pm
by Lynette
Amazon.com is not the best or cheapest place for used books. As a librarian, I recommend http://www.bookfinder.com, http://www.abebooks.com or http://www.alibris.com. All these are search the inventory of a large number of used book stores in many different countries. I've picked up quite a few bargains, especially with bookfinder.

I've checked all those for this title, and there are four available on bookfinder -- two in the UK. The cheaper is 75 pounds and the other a whopping 232 pounds. So you can get the book, but it ain't cheap!

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:35 pm
by amiga
For that price, he would have to come attached to the button :smile:

Amiga

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:07 pm
by mohairMK
amiga wrote:For that price, he would have to come attached to the button :smile:

Amiga

:lol:

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:14 pm
by starlight
Got to love that he was a good sport and participated. As for the downturned brim, maybe it's Foyle in a drenched fishing-hat. :whistling:

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:19 pm
by vicky
At that extortionate price, I'll be happy just to smile at Lynne's drawing.
Thanks for sharing, Lynne.

Re: Celebrity Button Art

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:51 pm
by TwiningsGirl64
Oh look! Its DCS Foyle showing us how to do the around-the-world yo-yo trick with the worlds biggest yo-yo LOL