picture songs

My partner came home with a gorgeous pocket sized, handmade zine the other night. Picture Songs, created in Melbourne, by Darby Hudson. (What a cool name!)

As stated in the back of the zine, "Darby Hudson has cartooned and written for the Chaser Newspaper, Inkgroup Greeting Cards and the Myer Melbourne Windows."

Here are some of my favourite pages.

Perhaps I could try this on Monday mornings...

Edit: I wish I could say my lovely partner had bought this sweet zine home for me the other night, he didn't, he was lucky enough to have been given it from the creator himself! They have both done a creative course together. I believe Darby has gone on to score a pretty neat copy writing job! Funny thing is he landed in the course after this idea - "One day I woke up and decided to apply for every job in The Age with this resume." Do check it out for more greatness!

For those of you wondering where you can get a copy of the Picture Songs zine, here is a stockist list which can also be found on Darby's website.

SAN FRANCISCO: City Lights, SYDNEY: Gleebooks, VICTORIA (mostly MELBOURNE): Angus & Robertson (City), Dymocks (City), Readings (Carlton, Hawthorn & St Kilda), Polyester (Brunswick), Brunswick Street Bookstore (Fitzroy), Metropolis (City), RMIT Bookstore, Greville Street Bookstore (Prahran), Melbourne Uni Bookstore, Handheld Gallery (City), Chronicles Bookshop (St Kilda), Farrells (Mornington), Page 8 (Mornington), Antipodes Bookstore (Sorrento).

13 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

OH it is gorgeous!!! So Sweet and how lovely of your guy to bring it home for you! WHere can you get it from?

Noelia said...

Awww they look so sweet and naive :D

muchlove said...

oh, that is adorable!
where did your partner get it from?

Bexy said...

This is so sweet! I love it.

Amy W said...

Thanks for sharing, this is awesome! <3

Hello Sandwich said...

owww so sweet! I can't wait to make my zine this month! Have you ever made one?
Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xxx

ShazamBangles said...

I really like his stuff. He's a great guy too!

Conversation Pieces said...

That's amazing! I want a clapping walrus and dancing monkey now! I also adore the onion one. Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for sharing :D

Roarclothing said...

im glad you shared this. it put a smile on my face and i can assure you its the first smile i have cracked all day!

so sweet!

jade
x

Darby said...

hey evie! i've put a link to your site from mine. thanks so much! darby

handmade romance said...

thanks for the link darby and for making such a cool zine! its pretty special to come across something like this, it made me laugh, feel sad and then happy again! a real treasure.

to everyone else who asked where it came from, Im editing this post to include darby's stockist list. however if you cant get to one of these places and would really like a copy, let me know Im sure we can work something out.

oh hi hello sandwich! no, ive never made my own zine. would love to one day though. maybe that can go on my bucket list, not that im planning on kicking it any time soon hehe. i cant wait to see what you are going to create!! no doubt it will be amazing x

rachel said...

I definitely need a clapping walrus and a dancing money to fanfare and herald my presence. Definitely.

Lyn said...

cute, cute, cute!!
i may try the coffee-wake-up tactic too :D