February 3, 2014
Jurgen Steenwelle, a graphic designer from the Netherlands, leaves a special surprise for his daughter in her lunch-box everyday: a one-of-a-kind drawing on her banana. Steenwelle finds inspiration in the natural shape and color of each fruit, and uses a ball-point pen to render his art before snapping a photo with his phone. Be sure to check out all his banana art on Instagram @Jsteenwelle
Of course, Steenwelle’s whimsical fruit is not the first artistic interpretation of the humble banana; it is a recurring motif in pop art and children’s design. Here are some of our favorites:
Pop art master Andy Warhol’s iconic and controversial banana started the trend in the 1960s.