52 Weeks of Freaks is an adventure into the bizarre character design of UK based artist Jaypee.
Every week for 52 weeks UK artist Jaypee illustrated a unique character inspired by his own experiences and recent events. He’s launched a Kickstarter project in the hope of featuring all these characters in an independently published printed book. It’s an ambitious project and it’d be great to see it succeed, his illustration style is full of energy, humorous references and colourful characters.
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The concept was to create a character every week for 1 year, most of the time, the characters were inspired by either an event, fact, word, overheard conversation or object / experience from the week. This project is 100% independent.
About the project
52 Weeks of Freaks is the product of a year’s work and flow of inspiration which started it’s life as a silly conversation in a dusty loft apartment on the outskirts of Leeds, a bustling metropolitan city in the North of England.
When I started this project, my only aim was to improve the way I conceive ideas as an image maker. As the weeks turned into months, and gradually a year – amongst an explosion of art and life, a set of characters emerged. They not only began to define my stylistic approach as an illustrator, but also became a visual diary with each character being an observation of the world around me.
Each one of these characters holds a value to me and symbolises every week of the last year of my life. I have compiled these characters into this book in the hope that you will find inspiration in it, and help stoke your creative fires. The book contains 52 full colour illustrations, each with a description and some fact nuggets about their lives, hobbies, habits, likes dislikes, careers and pastimes. I’ve been told its a funny read!
Learn more about the project here