“We are Wedgie, an independent wooden handicrafts company. We are UK based and have close ties with Sri Lanka where our Wedgies are hand-crafted.
We inject personality and life into all of our products, taking inspiration from the modern, the retro, the cool, the not-so-cool, the famous, the not-so-famous, stereotypes and much more. Our aim is to deliver a high-quality, handmade product with excellent design and something that will ultimately bring a smile to your face.
Wedgie is proud to be part of an incentive scheme based in Sri Lanka aimed at the empowerment of men and women based in rural areas of the country.
Unpainted doorstops are delivered directly to employees’ houses, along with paints, brushes and tools. Once painted and completed, the Wedgies are paid for on collection. This allows people in rural communities the convenience of earning an income whilst going about their daily routines.” www.meetthewedgies.com
We work collaboratively with Wedgie to help make more of these characters come true. Through character research and final illustrations the painters follow the staple carefully, bringing these new Wedgies to life while keeping the personalities and life their previous Wedgies all have. Each Wedgie is drawn in vector format, with special attention to details like clothing, specific character details like crazy hairdos and of course, facial features. Any objects that may have been iconic are also taken into consideration.
For the first volume we bring you 8 Wedgies: Meet Freddy, Weezy, Amie, Queen B, Ellton, Sidebottom, The Purple One and Christoph.