Little White Lies: the Muppets issue

The latest issue of Little White Lies offers a look at the forthcoming Muppets: Most Wanted film. As well as some charming editorial illustrations, it features a series of classic movie posters that have been given a Muppets makeover…

The latest issue of Little White Lies offers a look at the forthcoming Muppets: Most Wanted film. As well as some charming editorial illustrations, it features a series of classic movie posters that have been given a Muppets makeover…

The striking green cover starring Kermit the Frog (top) was designed by Cape Town studio Muti. Inside, section dividers and inside covers by Timba Smits reference the film’s plot, in which the Muppets are suspected of taking part in a series of jewel heists while touring Europe.

There’s also a spoof Kermit biography, Fifty Shades of Green, which charts the character’s development since his on-screen debut in 1955 (illustrations by Nicholas John Frith):

Work from Patch D Keyes, Eliot Wyatt, Jordan Andrew Carter and HEDOF:

Jordan Andrew Carter

Patch D Keyes

And a set of four posters celebrating the 35th anniversary of the first Muppets movie. Smits, Edgar Regalado, James C Wilson and Sam Taylor have each created a design based on a poster promoting another title released in the same year (1979) – from Mad Max to Apocalypse Now, Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens and and Amityville Horror.

Edgar Regalado

James Wilson & Timba Smits

Sam Taylor

It’s always a pleasure to browse the pages of a new Little White Lies but this issue is one of our recent favourites – each illustration offers a very different but equally bold, bright and funny take on the Muppets’ quirky characters and rich visuals.

As Adam Lee Davies writes in the issue: “The very words [a Muppets movie] spark up an inner warmth that’s part cosy fireside glow and part unsupervised firework display. As joyous, psychotic and surral as they are, the Muppets enjoy a unique position in the cultural heartland.”

Little White Lies is published by The Church of London. Click here for more info or to order a copy.

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