Gifts Made By Magic Pixies

Some of you may already be Archie McPhee fans. (If not, look here.)
If you are a fan, but don’t have any more room in your home for tasty bubblegum
cocktail wienies, delicious breakfast dental floss (bacon, pancake, and
coffee flavored), iconic eyeball bandages, or stylish mustaches for
girls, then maybe you’d be happier with the new book, Who Would Buy This? The Archie McPhee Story by Mark Pahlow. (It takes up much less space.)

Featuring
some of the strangest and most amazing products AP
have created or acquired during the past 30 years, this book is easy to
store, and leaves no unpleasant residue, like some of the “stupid
products” that “got us into
trouble with the Secret Service, the US Department of Defense, and the
US Department of Transportation!”

For those of you who don’t mind spending large sums of dinero on silly things, check out the Yodelling Pickle, Inflatable Toast (above), the Jesus bobble-head doll, the world’s largest underpants (below), terrified pickles (bottom), and my high-minded favorite, tub o’ flying cats. What tickles your fancy?

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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