Graphic designer dad’s lunch bag surprise

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May 28, 2013
Graphic designer dad’s lunch bag surprise.

thumbnailPulling a peanut butter and jelly, or ham and cheese on rye out of your lunchbox every day can get boring pretty quickly, but Evan and Kenny LaFerriere don’t have that common school-kid problem. Their dad, Massachusetts-based graphic designer David LaFerriere, has been illustrating their sandwich bags with colored Sharpies nearly every day since 2008.

What began as a creative outlet for David as he packed his kids’ lunches quickly turned into a morning tradition. Come noon-hour, the boys and their friends were tickled to find drawings of robots, monsters, Santa Claus, spectacle-wearing fish, and a multitude of other quirky characters adorning their sandwich baggies.

With approximately 1,100 drawings — most of which were photographed by LaFerriere — it’s clear that this Superdad isn’t short on inspiration. And since he plans to keep going until his kiddos go off to college, he’s going to need plenty of ideas — and a whole lot of Sharpies.

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Which illustrations do you like best? Have you used your design talents to start fun traditions? Tell us in the comments.

Stacey Kole

Stacey Kole is a freelance writer and former magazine editor. When she’s not crafting copy or chasing after her two little boys, Stacey can be found drinking coffee, tea, or anything else with caffeine. You can connect with her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.

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