Pets Rock: More Fun Than Fame
The Pop Culture World of Pets Rock—Where Pets meet Celebrity
The companion book to the international phenomenon, Pets Rock
The perfect humor gift for any animal lover and celebrity fan
Size: 9 5/6 x 12 /3/5 inches
Pets Rock—A fusion of pets and pop culture. The artworks blend comic-con and the global celebrity phenomenon with our fascination with anthropomorphising pets. Blurring the line between animals and humans. In the Pets Rock world, animal antics meld with human hubris, where nothing is too serious and where no one is quite what they seem. After two best-selling editions of the Pets Rock franchise, this new volume presents the latest portraits from the Pets Rock cosmos, all of which are created by photographing the animals in their familiar environment. In the species-appropriate post production, the models are digitally transformed into hip-hop greats, film divas, and historic personalities. We meet a guinea pig, who
ABOUT PETS ROCK
Launched in 2008, the award winning brand Pets Rock is a striking play on our enduring fascination with pets and the cult of celebrity. The old adage that ‘People look like their pets’ led to the creation of characters that brought this saying to life. Its creators, Mark and Kate Polyblank, are a London based photography and design partnership. The characters are created by photographing pets, then drawing every other part of the image. That’s everything else—hair, clothes, make-up, props. It’s all drawn by hand to create a unique work of art. The Pets Rock brand is taking its name literally as its unique humour and style spreads around the globe where they have found fans barking mad for these furry friends. With over 80 characters in the Pets Rock world and many more waiting to be let off the leash you’re never far from one of our pop culture pets.
These are real pets, not real celebrities. The well-known individuals have not had any involvement in the creation of the images and they have not approved them, nor has their approval been sought for the publication of these images.
We like pets, we own a few. Some of the pets featured belong to us, although not all of them, that would be madness. We don’t dress them up for real, silly!