THE TINY ART CO. has a knack for creating small worlds on paper with an immense amount of detail. Bob Ford is the man behind the enterprise, who hand draws these tiny people and creatures from scratch, creating scenes of intrigue, surprise and humour; no matter how many times you look at a piece you’ll find something you never noticed before. Ford’s pieces are available in many different forms, from ACEO (art card), cushions and prints to the more expensive originals. Whatever way you choose to go, however, will always have quality. Following are a few choice pieces perfect for that horror fan who is perpetually hard to buy for.
HORROR MOVIE ART prints contain some of the genre’s most notorious characters, all hand drawn in pen and ink with an astounding 30 hour rendering time. The usual suspects are here, like Freddy, Jason, and Michael, but take time to see who else lurks in the background for some neat surprises. Prints measure 12 X 10 inches and limited to 50, grab them at £39 (plus shipping) or buy three prints at £99.
ACEO ORIGINALS and PRINTS are your best bet for getting an original keepsake on a budget or cheaper. Choose from themes including THE LOST BOYS, GREMLINS, PENNYWISE from IT, AMERICAN HORROR STORY and, my personal fave out of the bunch, THE WALKING DEAD. Art cards measure 2.5 X 3.5 inches; originals are available from £30; prints prints are £5.
ART CUSHIONS: these large 18-inch square cushions are made of high-quality material (with hidden zipper), stuffing included with a beige faux-suede material back. Art is printed on a canvas-like material and scenes differ slightly from that of the art print (as scenes have to be cropped to fit the pillow). Themes include such as horror icons as FREDDY KRUGER, JASON VOORHEES, CAPTAIN SPAULDING (featured on the more horror art cushion) and the lovable GREMLINS pillow featuring Gizmo front and center.
ORIGINAL ART: Shoppers hankering for that original piece of art produced from the labour of many hours have two options: pick from HORROR MOVIES ORIGINAL ART (priced at £190) and featuring Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Michael Myers in the forefront, or MORE TINY HORROR ORIGINAL ART, featuring CAPTAIN SPAULDING and others and priced at £180. Sizes for these pieces are :A4 on 220g/m paper.