Oh my lord, has it been this long?
It’s not you, it’s us, really… we’ve been busy – crazy busy in fact with our day jobs, making festivals & fairs, studio renovations & relocation’s, migrations from West coast to East coast and then back to West coast and generally a bunch of other things we’ve been doing that we can’t tell you about yet or wouldn’t really make any difference for why we’ve dropped out of your lives. We’re really sorry – reaaaaaaally sorry, and that’s why we want to make it up to you with our new project – the third installment in our annual Public Holiday Project series.
Just when you thought you’d seen all the public holidays that 2012 had left, we threw one last one in there for you – International Doughnut Day. That’s right, an international day to celebrate that halo of happiness in all of our lives that transcends nations, gender boundaries, age & economic boundaries and any political difference you care to muster.
The doughnut is to the sweets world what the sandwich is to the savory world and deserves to be better celebrated like it’s more respectable brother. Dress it up or dress it down, the doughnut is a building block of enjoyment.
Whilst there are already a number of semi-established anniversaries of the doughnut like National Doughnut Day (U.S.), National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day (U.S.), International Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day and Buy A Doughnut Day, never before has there been a public holiday conveniently celebrated in December to summarize these various species into a single genus until now.
It turns out that the doughnut is as tasty as it is mysterious. Created by Dutch Settlers, an American boy on a lime-trading ship, a gift from a higher power? One thing’s for sure – the doughnut has thrown a life ring around the hearts of many nations with various recipes originating in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America and a myriad of other exotic cultures.
So do yourself a favor and go grab a sixer right now and celebrate this December 30th in a few minutes of neon devouring silence. Not time for your coffee break yet? Hell, you shouldn’t even be working on a public holiday. Take that break right now, tell your boss Johnny said so.
Angela Mitchell of Studio Bomba
Brendan Hibbert of Brendan Hibbert Design
Leah Dent of Studio Bomba
Marcus Taylor of Studio Papa
Michelle Leslie of Michelle Leslie Design
Natasha Muhl of Natasha Muhl Illustration