With best wishes and high expectations for the new year, your friends at ProjectEd.
Did you know that Sesame Street characters have birthdays? To Jim Henson artists, the astrological signs of fictional characters are crucial pieces of information. When they set out to design a new character, they begin with data: non-visual bits and pieces of story and background that will inspire the artists who are building the puppet.
Everyone knew this kind of kid in school: friendly, always trying to lend you a book, always nose-deep in a notebook working on some semi-secret passion project during class, always breaking into conversations to say the least likely possible thing. The kind of kid whose heart wasn’t just on her sleeve, but on her forehead — lit with blinking Christmas lights.