Friday, 19 August 2016

Eric Carle letters

I recently had a request to prepare the name WYATT in letters that were inspired by the art of Eric Carle. It turned out well:

Friday, 5 August 2016


I had worked out the characters here a while back but the unbelievable success of Pokemon Go inspired me to finally finish it. As an added challenge, I chose to limit each species to one letter. Which is why you see Ivysaur but no Bulbasaur, Wartortle but no Squirtle...

You've gotta name them all...

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Periodic Table of TV Animation

I had done quite a lot of research into TV animation when working on my Child of the... Alphabet series and I love trying to translate that info into graphic form. Which brings us to The Periodic Table of TV Animation (click to enlarge):

This is a comprehensive depiction of all major (and some not-so-major) animated television series that first aired between 1949 and 2010.

Each square represents a different series and indicates the year that it debuted, as well as the number of episodes. Each row represents a different time period, with each series aligned (as best as possible) based on their original network. All series aimed at an adult audience are noted with a red colour for the abbreviated name.

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I've also prepared some periodic tables specifically covering the 1980s and 1990s, both of which are available through Redbubble. If you'd like to see any other decades represented, just let me know.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

ABC3PO Episode II

For the first ABC3PO Alphabet, I challenged myself to only use characters from the 6 original films.

For this lower case sequel, I decided to broaden the scope and include any characters from the newly established official Star Wars canon (7 films, Rebels, Clone Wars). Only one character (X) doesn't fit that criteria:

Have fun guessing who is who. Prints, shirts, pillows, phone cases, clocks, mugs, shower curtains and more available through Society6, Redbubble and Tee Public.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Mr. Mups

I thought this was a fun little mash up. The characters just worked so well together. I’m considering a whole series.

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Monday, 1 June 2015

NATO Phonetic Alphabet

I recently received a very touching email from a young man named Nicholas Machado:

Dear Mr. Boon,

My name is Nicholas Machado from Virginia.  I am 10 years old.  I like how you customize alphabets into cool designs.  So, I have a picture of the NATO Phonetic Alphabet in pictures.  When you have the list, search up pictures on Google of the letters and soon you will find how these make sense.  You inspired me to do it.  I hope you think this is awesome.


Nicholas Machado

PS Look in the "M".  There is a message for you.

I later learned from his father John that Nicholas is on the autistic spectrum and has Asperger's Syndrome. 

At first, I was greatly moved by Nicholas' sweetness, but after closely looking at his design, I am also very impressed by the inventiveness of his design. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do:
Thank you for sharing Nicholas. 

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Child of TV Alphabets

I've been trying to move away from alphabets for a while now but I just keep coming up with more ideas. I knew that if I was going to step away, I needed to go out with a bang.

With that in mind, I'd like to present the "Child of TV" series, an alphabetic tribute to your favorite animated/puppet TV characters from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s.

Since focus here was on television, I tried to stick to characters who originated in a TV series or shorts. This meant limiting characters who originated in a movie (so no Penguins of Madagascar or Yoda). Particularly for the most recent decades, I also limited characters aimed specifically at preschoolers (sorry Barney and Dora) or adults (so no Adult Swim, Beavis & Butthead, King of the Hill or Simpsons).

Also, some criteria: I limited each show to one character. I considered a character to be part of a specific decade if (a) the show I'm representing debuted within one year prior to the start of the decade and (b) if the majority of the series ran in that decade. So there may be a character who debuted in 1999, for example, but since his show was most popular in the 2000s, this is where he falls.

Have fun guessing who is who. Posters, shirts, phone cases, pillows, leggings, tote bags and more available at Society6 and Redbubble.