Monday, December 22, 2014

"You Sit On A Throne Of Lies!"

It's Buddy the elf, from the 2003 movie Elf!

Technically I guess Buddy's not actually an elf, but a human raised by elves. 

Elf is one of the very few— make that only— Will Ferrell movies I can stand to watch. In just a few short years it's become a bonafide holiday classic.

Much of the film's North Pole production design was inspired by that of the Rankin/Bass Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer TV special, particularly the sets, landscapes, the various talking animals and especially Leon the Snowman. 

In fact Buddy's costume is practically identical to that of the Elf Foreman in Rudolph.

Elf is also where I first heard the traditional Xmas song Baby, It's Cold Outside. I was aware of the song but had never actually sat down and listened to it until Buddy and his girlfriend Jovie sang it in the film. I was appalled to learn that it's basically a cheerful ode to date rape. But I digress.

Buddy is a vector drawing, done all in InDesign.

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