For the limited edition release of the second series of Adventure Time wallets, Poketo had the chance to work with four unique artists, all driven by their love of the show and their own creative spirits. For each artist, the process of creating their designs took different and intriguing paths; for artist Jesse LeDoux, a curiosity and willingness to explore Adventure Time’s Land of Ooo in his own way was all he needed.
We asked LeDoux to illustrate his answers, and he did so most wonderfully… along with a extra, fun insights.
“As I’m sure Beemo would agree, the world can be distilled into a finite series of shapes. Sure, you could make things unnecessarily more complex if you wanted, but isn’t the world already complicated enough?”
“What is the number one most common thing found in a wallet (besides pocket lint, of course)? Money. What does money look like in the Land of Ooo? I didn’t know, so I drew some.”
Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse LeDoux worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records where he created iconic album and poster artwork for such artists as the Shins (“Best Album Packaging” Grammy nominee for Chutes Too Narrow
), Iron and Wine, and Death Cab for Cutie before leaving in 2004 to focus on his client-based and personal work at LeDouxville
. Parallel to working on commercial illustration and collaborative projects for such clients as Nike, Disney, Giro, Penguin UK, Rome Snowboards, and Target, he has exhibited internationally. His work was included in the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial (2007), an installation at the University of Maryland (2008), and has work in the permanent collection of the Experience Music Project (Seattle, WA), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, OH), and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Kanazawa, Japan). He currently lives and works in Seattle, WA.