The Hawke’s Bay Cancer Society has launched its annual Daffodil Day t-shirt; this year designed by legendary New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell.
The Daffy to Daffy artwork was created especially for the Cancer Society and is immediately recognisable as a Dick Frizzell, as it follows his well-known format of an object morphing into something else, in this case Daffy Duck turning into a daffodil.
“When I’m under the pump, cartooning is always my #1 fall-back position. It’s pretty much how I see the world really.
The ’Daffy/Daffy' thing stuck in my mind very early on. My first idea was to have two daffodils conversing in Daffy-Duckisms but it fell a bit flat, and put me on the road to the final design…proving yet again that the quickest route to a good idea, is often a bad one.”
In previous years we have worked with some great artists from Hawke's Bay and around New Zealand. In 2019 we worked with Jen Clayton, who designed a map of New Zealand composed of native flowers and a daffodil. In 2018 we worked with Otis Frizzell to create a unique Southern Cross design. In 2017 we worked with Sophie Blokker to create our Kiwi & Daffodil Shirt, in 2016 we worked with Max Parkes from Unit Design and the 2015 we worked with Abby McKenzie.
Each t-shirt is designed with the Cancer Society Hawke's Bay in mind and the design reflects our organisation.