The 80's was a magical time for the art of puppetry. Everyone knows Jim Henson's muppets, however, not many people know of the AMAZING sculpture work done for the caricature puppets for the popular British television show "Spitting Image".
The caricatures for "Spitting Image" were amazingly well crafted and horrifyingly realistic. Be sure to check out the hilarious and creepily real artwork of "Spitting Image"!
From Wikipedia on "Spitting Image"
Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show that aired on the ITV network from 1984 to 1996. It was produced by Spitting Image Productions for Central Independent Television. The series was nominated for 10 BAFTA Awards, winning one for editing in 1989.
The series featured puppet caricatures of celebrities famous during the 1980s and 1990s. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and fellow Tory politicians, American president Ronald Reagan, and the British Royal Family were the most prominent targets.
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