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An Homage to the James Williamson Possum Balloon

2019 December 19
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As many of you may know, James Williamson first came up with animal suspended from the floating red balloon logo for the Eleventy project in May of 2018.

It was originally a cat!

James’ quickly iterated to the now-iconic Eleventy possum.

James Williamson’s classic Eleventy possum

Why a possum? Why is the possum floating? Why a balloon? Exactly. 42.

To honor James, I thought it might be nice to commission a professional interpretation of his original vision. After Ethan Marcotte shared some possum content from Phineas X. Jones, I knew we had the artist to make this a reality.

Literally three days later, I am proud to show you all something that I hope James would have really enjoyed.

James Williamson’s vision reimagined by Phineas X. Jones.

You can see more of Phineas’ work on octophant.us, Instagram, or Twitter.


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