We Love Stinky Poo
“It’s cute to be bored,” according to the mother-and-daughter design duo behind Bored Inc., which transforms mundane subjects into memorable and endearing characters. Take, for instance, Stinky Poo — an adorable piece of shit (literally). Appearing on everything from art prints, cards, and magnets to T-shirts, charms, and other various accessories, the smiley, brown, offbeat little figure is one of Bored Inc.’s best-selling characters. You can even buy Stinky Poo as a plush toy, with or without his BFF, T.P. So how did the design team come up with such a stinky idea?
Courtney Regli of Bored Inc. explains: “When we started to create our own characters, we were pretty set on how we wanted them to look. The kawaii, cute aesthetic was important to us, because we were really drawn to that type of art. A coworker challenged us: ‘What’s the edgiest thing you can make cute?’ and… Stinky Poo was born. We came up with the ‘Friends Forever’ Stinky Poo & T.P. design first, and it was sort of just an inside joke, but then it started selling, and pretty soon, it was our most popular design. We’ve added to it since then, and created the whole world of Pootopia, where Stinky and all his poo pals live. It’s pretty fun to come up with these designs, and we have really awesome, loyal fans [who] collect everything poo-related that we design.”
Take a deep breath and ingest the sickeningly sweet essence of Stinky Poo below, then take a bathroom break, bring your smartphone, and be sure to take a swipe at Stinky Poo: The Game.
Cutie Poo Print (© Bored Inc.)
(All images courtesy of Bored Inc.)