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Artist Transforms Plain Chickpeas Into A Cast of Whimsical Characters

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Who says you shouldn’t play with your food? Certainly not Turkish artist Sadi Tekin, who stopped paying attention to that old adage a long time ago. Tekin finds inspiration and humor in food — specifically, when it comes to the ever-versatile chickpea, which takes on a personality of its own in his series, “mr. chickpea & friends.”

In “mr. chickpea & friends,” the once-plain legume becomes ever-expressive and seriously awesome with the help of hand illustrations and creative landscapes. Scroll below to see more of Tekin’s humorous character art series, and see the rest of his work at Behance.

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H/T Laughing Squid + PicThx Behance

By Jennifer Lai

At the ripe age of three, Jennifer Lai sampled dishes as diverse as foie gras, jellyfish, and chicken feet. She was born Canadian, hails from Los Angeles, and lived in Berkeley and Chicago before moving to New York, where she now resides and writes. She spends at least one night a week compulsively roasting vegetables and re-watching episodes of Good Eats -- sometimes at the same time.

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