Monday, January 26, 2009

We buy your kids

We buy your kids is a Sydney-based creative team who make incredible illustrations, then put them on things like band posters, websites, walls, and more recently, a JEEP. Apparently the WBYK team is made up of 2 people called Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney. I am not sure if I believe this, as they both sound like cartoon character names to me....

Band posters by WBKY - more here

Anyway, I liiiiiike their stuff a lot. I also like their very entertaining musings which can be read in the 'news' section of their website. For instance, I learnt that in a recent review in Computer Arts China magazine, their work was described as 'harsh majical' and 'fresh as fish in restaurant'. Nice!

Wall art for the Beach Road Hotel in NSW - a collaboration with Ben Frost and On The Fly.

Artwork by Biddy Maroney, which formed the basis of some pretty wicked window installations for Mecca Cosmetica at Myer in Melbourne and Sydney.

cutest wedding invite ever.


  1. Hey Lucy, you're welcome for the link, thanks for the email. Your site is looking great, it must be becoming a full time job! How's the advertising going? By the way, congrats on your editorial debut in DQ! It's a small world - I was the designer of Indesign and SDQ in my past life.


  2. hey Lauren - I just replied to you over at the LE blog... whoops!

    Anyways, ads are going ok but slowly slowly! It's hard because I feel I have to kind of educate people a bit about how blogs work etc, as many companies are still very unclear about their appeal and value...

    Thanks for your support re DQ! Since starting this site I am constantly reminded how small the world is actually... I meet so many Aus design people who know people I know, have worked with companies I have featured on the site etc... Australia feels small sometimes :)

  3. I love their work bad. I really want to be able to do this with my drawing... maybe when I grow up :D

  4. Their work sure is great, they have a few pieces on show at Lamington Drive at the moment, part of the Jacky Winter Group exhibition. I saw it on the weekend and it's definitely worth a look! You can buy a few of the webuyyourkids works as well.

    ( for details if anyone is interested)

    Oh + P.S. I picked up a copy of DQ too, well done with the editorial work! Was an enjoyable read.

  5. Natalie and Nicole - thanks so much for your comments :)

    Thanks too for your support re: DQ! You're too kind...

    I'll get better! ;)

    YES I plugged the Lamington Drive group show recently but shamefully haven't actually visited it myself yet! Must duck in before it closes this Sat!

    Thanks again :)