Last year I reviewed Mike Bender and Doug Chernack's wonderfully warped book, Awkward Family Pet Photos which hit the market on the heels of their New York Times Bestselling book: Awkward Family Photos.
©2012 By Awkward Family, LLC. Pretty in Pink..and blue and purple?
Awkward Family Pet Photos 2013 Wall Calendar
This year the purveyors of preposterous are back, just in time for the Holidays, sporting a dazzling duo of 2013 Calendars. One is a well designed, colorful, 12-month Wall Calendar whose message, “Celebrating the Special Bond Between People and Their Pets” is achieved in the most twisted and sometimes downright creepy fashion. Each month celebrates a particular species. The year begins with dogs. In April, they celebrate bunnies or animals dressed a bunnies. One month features monkeys but I won't spoil it by telling you which month it is. Can you guess which one it is?
©2012 By Awkward Family, LLC. I hope they get matching cars one day, too.
I'd like to know the criteria Bender and Chernack use to choose their photos. The process must be a delicate one, walking the fine line between photos that make you shudder with delight versus photos that are simply vintage images including pets.
Perhaps they have an inner guidance system that recognizes they're on the right track when scrutinizing a family's precious photos? They might wonder aloud; “Why did they do that to their hair?” or “Did they really wear that sweater with the image of the cat rear ends on it, then send it out as their Holiday card?”
If Bender and Chernack ask themselves “What were they thinking?” I'm guessing it seals the deal and the photo is accepted into their collection.
Clearly the people and pets featured in this calendar never asked themselves these sorts of questions and we are all the richer for it.
©2012 By Awkward Family, LLC. Well said.
The beauty in projects like Awkward Family Pet Photos 2013 Calendar is that it reminds us that we're not as cool as we think we are. Everyone has a photo (or in my case albums full) tucked in a drawer somewhere they'd rather no one else ever see… and no, I don't mean that kind of photo!
Awkward Family Pet Photos 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar
If you can't get enough Awkward Family Pet Photos, then check out the 365 days of screwy-louie-weirdness in their 2013 Day-to-Day Calendar. Each day reveals a new image of the curiously clueless. I love it. Unlike some desk calendars, this one is in full color so you can appreciate the awkwardness even more. The only thing lacking is that it should be in 3-D and come with a pair of glasses. Maybe they'll do that next year?
©2012 By Awkward Family, LLC.
©2012 By Awkward Family, LLC. I want to see the photo that was taken 30 seconds after this one.
Oh, and make sure you check out May 16th if you get a copy of the Day to Day Calendar…I'm just sayin'...
In honor of Awkward Family Pet Photos, I thought I'd share a special one with you from my archives.
©1992 Judith K. Feminella. My dad in his underwear reading the Sunday paper---if Blue the cat will let him.
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