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This Dad Has Drawn 2,000 Sandwich Bag Sketches That Put Handwritten Notes To Shame

Like you, David Laferriere makes lunch for school. Unlike you, he draws brilliant sketches (like his imaginary characters called Kritzels) on the sandwich bags. “I started doing the bags back in May of 2008 as a way to jump start my creativity and to have fun with my kids. I only had a black Sharpie marker at first and would use a napkin to add white. All the drawings are done just after the sandwich is made and put in a sandwich bag and take a few minutes to execute,” he says. So, if you think that you’re killing it in the lunch department by cutting off the crusts, now you know there’s another level to unlock. Here are a few of Laferriere’s (and his kids’) favorites and the story behind them.

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

“I always liked doing mazes when I was little. This is one of my better mazes. I was told that it took two tries to get this one done.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Gone, only memories and Blast off were done as a tribute to my father who passed away the night before. These had to be the hardest bags to do and they still make me tear up. It was also around the same time that the bags started to go viral online.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Another view of the Holey Sandwich is a fun trompe l’oeil quick sketch. I’ve done 5 or 6 of these and this one has to be the best.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Beach scene is one of Kenny’s favorites. It was made one summer morning as we were getting ready to go to the beach. All three of our sandwiches form part of a triptych.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

“Reading was always big in our home. Over the years I’ve had different creatures and ghosts reading books.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Digging Dinos was one of my first bags where I drew something outside of the bread. My kid also like dinosaurs when they were little.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Morning before Groundhog’s day, was followed the next day with  there’s the shadow now let me finish my coffee, on Groundhog’s Day.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Snowball fight — the left sandwich was my son’s and the right one was mine. I chaperoned a class trip.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

“The goofy faces were always favorites of my son Evan. He once told a local TV reporter that if he was having a bad day at school that seeing that stupid goofy face would make him smile.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

“Chickens and kite flying were always subjects, this one was both. We used to have four chickens for about 6 years. We also like to fly kites.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

“Here’s one where aliens are abducting a chicken.”

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere

David Laferriere

Sandwich Bag Art By David Laferriere
“Here is the sandwich bag I did for my son Evan on his last full day of high school. The front was a redrawn from a classic and the back was a heart. I include a Sharpie marker just as I had done with the very first bag photo.”

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