Lil' Buddies Magazine issue 1
By Edie Fake
Dimensions: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Process: silkscreen cover with full color offset insides
Edition size: unknown
A new self-publishing adventure from one of our favorite booklet artists and book fair table neighbors, Edie Fake!
Lil' Buddies Magazine is a publication that really tugs at our urban photo-documenting heart strings. Fake and contributors collect and present numerous photos of those frequently hand-painted anthropomorphic friends we find in laundromats, ice cream carts, taco shops, and any other business or product that might benefit from having an object that has been given a happy face to put a personal spin on their goods and services.
"We live in an anthropomorphized world, a place where we assign to our surroundings traits that reflect our own image. From this basic impulse the phenomena of the "Lil' Buddy" unwittingly arises.
Tapped directly into a human desire to relate through recognition, Lil' Buddies are rooted in a yearning to of the spirit to see ourselves as part of everything and, vice versa, to see everything as part of us. Lil' Buddies negotiate that tendency towards universality by integrating human images directly onto inanimate objects."