Who doesn’t love a nostalgic walk down memory lane every once in a while? Especially when it involves such notorious childhood relics as the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. A product of the 80’s the trading cards were originally a cheeky response to the Cabbage Patch Kids that were wildly famous at the same time. The cards featured a gross, odd, or otherwise creepy character that came outfitted with a perfectly punny name. Bony Tony, Adam Bomb, JunkFood John, Spacey Stacey–these cards were so cool.
Anyone who remembers these gems, and certainly anyone who collected the originals, will be delighted to see what a very clever group of creators from St. Louis, Missouri have made. Their new set of cards feature some of those slimy characters from the original series and revists them 30 years later, just to see what they’ve been up to since 1985.
The original concept for the remake was the brainchild of Jake Houvenagle, but upon sharing his idea with photographer friend, Brandon Voges–the concept turned into a reality. Voges and Houvenagle assemled a team of set builders, producers, and stylists then began photographing models for the project. Jordan Gaunce, who works with Voges at Bruton Stroube Studios, got on board to retouch the images. You can see some behind the scenes footage of Voges in action later on in this post, but be sure to check out the blog post on Bruton Stoube where you can see a lot more BTS photos and videos for each individual card
[ via Laughing Squid ]