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Quantity Produced

100 each (400 total)

Production Cost

Production Time

2 Months

Dimensions (Width × Height × Depth)

12 in × 18 in

Page Count

Paper Stock

Uncoated 100 lb cover

Number of Colors

2 Spot




This piece is available for purchase for $25 each / $80 set

We all love evil things turned cute — probably why we all love Steve Jobs in his boyish black turtlenecks and 8-year-old-boy sneakers — so it’s no surprise that this series of posters featuring menacing, mysterious and legendary monsters in adorable renditions already sold out a first edition. I mean, seriously, wouldn’t you want to have Nessie there in a goldfish bowl only to watch it grow to the size of an Olympic pool? Yes, I thought so. Ringmaster Alex Pearson of Familytree explains:

The purpose was really just to create something cool. I had created a “friendly” Giant Squid illustration for a friend last year, and thought it could easily turn into a series. Instead of doing all the art myself, I found three other great illustrators to collaborate with (two fresh out of college). We used Basecamp to send sketches and ideas back and forth, which really helped me to set a tone for the series, and all of us to be inspired by each other.

Shown below are the sold-out green and red posters. The blue and red posters for sale are likely equally delicious.

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Monster Friends Poster Series


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Kraken: Alex Pearson
Sasquatch: Julian Baker

Lochness Monster: Andy Young
Yeti: Jeff Kandefer



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This post was published in the original layout of FPO so all images are smaller. Project descriptions as well as production lessons are quoted in the main content area.

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Armin Vit

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

September 16, 2010


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UnderConsideration is a graphic design firm generating its own projects, initiatives, and content while taking on limited client work. Run by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit in Bloomington, IN. More…

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