Last Autumn, Minneapolis-based illustrator Zack Wallenfang began a series of Topps trading card/gum wrapper homages built around cult TV, films, and even a few bands. There’s very little to say about them except to admire how dead spot-on they are! The artist is similarly taciturn about himself, offering only “I like making things I feel should exist, like these faux vintage wax pack wrappers.” His about page is as cheeky as his work, but no more informative:
Zack is a graduate from the Minneapolis of College Art & Design with a Bachelor in Fine Arts. He enjoys making things and getting paid for it. You probably need him.
Wallenfang has an Etsy shop, but alas, these gum wrapper parodies aren’t among its offerings, at least not yet. I’d encourage you to peruse it nonetheless; despite his evident penchant for self-deprecation, he’s a very gifted caricaturist.
Just F everyone’s I—there actually was a set of Twin Peaks cards, when the show was still airing—not by Topps, but by Star Pics.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Punk rock trading cards from 1977
The ultraviolent 1962 ‘Mars Attacks’ trading cards that inspired the Tim Burton movie
You’ll Die Laughing: MAD artist Jack Davis’ wonderfully funny horror trading cards