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USB – Montreal

I have been using the USB cable for the last 6 months on my travels and only now have I spotted the face. The little guy called ‘CHIP’ can look on the inside and …

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Pelican Crossing Face – Ottawa, Canada

After deciding to walk from Ottawa Train Station to my hostel instead of catching the bus I spotted this face on the walk back. I am still unsure of its personality yet, but will …

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Key Lock – Hamilton

As I walked out from Mixed media to take a photo of the ‘Pipe Face‘ I spotted this face on the door. I am still unsure of its personality yet, but will let you …

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Pipe Face – Hamilton

Whilst in a great shop called Mixed Media in Hamilton, I was talking to the owner about finding face in everyday objects and he pointed to this face across the road. I am still …

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Speaker Face – Niagra Falls

This speaker face reminds me of darthvader or black stormtrooper. I am still unsure of its personality yet, but will let you know when I have one.

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Drain Face – Toronto

This drain was in the hostel shower room and when I spotted it I could just imagine this character being able to rotate his head and have a different personality with each rotation or …

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Door Handle – The Canadian Train Jasper to Toronto

I don’t know what it is with bathrooms and face but this face was also on the toilet door. May be it is to do with bathroom design or may be it is my …

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Tap Face – The Canadian Train Jasper to Toronto

Brushing my teeth on the train there was this big eye-lashed face fluttering her eyes at me. I am still unsure of its personality yet, but will let you know when I have one.

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Shower Head Face – The Canadian Train Jasper to Toronto

Having a shower on the train I looked up and there was this great little face. I am still unsure of its personality yet, but will let you know when I have one.

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Bed Bracket Face – The Canadian Train Jasper to Toronto

This face linked the top and bottom bunks of the beds on the Canadian train from Jasper to Toronto. I am still unsure of its personality yet, but will let you know when I …

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Seat Belt Face, Jasper Canada

Whilst on a wildlife and scenic tour of Jasper in Chevrolet van I saw this seat belt face looking back up at me. I am still unsure of its personality yet, but will let …

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Shower Rack Face, Vancouver

I spotted this face whilst having a shower on my final day at Hostelling International Vancouver Downtown hostel. I am still considering this little persons characteristics.

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Light Face, Vancouver

This light face was discovered in the TV room of my hostel and was looking back at me as I was watching the NBA on the TV. Beam has the ability to show others …

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McDonalds Cups, Vancouver

These little face were sat on a bench as I walked through Downtown Vancouver. I am still considering this little persons characteristics.

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Thumb Lock – Vancouver, Canada

This cool thumb lock face found in Urban Fare, Vancouver reminds me of a pirate with an eye patch covering an eye. Depending which eye he uses he can see an issue from different …

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Napkin Holder Face – Vancouver, Canada

Whilst checking my emails in the eating area of Hostelling International Downtown I spotted this face. I am thinking that ‘CODY’ is great at helping others and clearing up their mess at the expense …

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Lift Faces – Manila, Philippines

These faces were found on the lift panel at the Red Planet Hotel in Manila. I am still undecided about their personalities, but am thinking that they could be identical twins with different perspectives …

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Paving Slab Face – Manila Bay, Philippines

This friendly little face was found looking back up at me from the ground in the Manila Bay area of the Philippines. I think this character has been stepped upon her whole life but …

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Door Lock Face – Manila, Philippines

This face stared back at me in the bathroom at my hotel in Manila. I like the way its mouth moves and its hair grows at the same time. I think this could be …

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Hook Face – Boracay, Philippines

I spotted this face in the toilet at McDonalds in Boracay. When I showed this face to Dennis he said that it reminded him of a combination on Disney’s Dumbo and Pinocchio. With this …

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Mop Face – Boracay, Philippines

As I walked back to my room I nearly bumped in to this mop face. It made me jump and did not look overly friendly. Moppy always tries to bring the other characters down …

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Lock Face – Boracay, Philippines

This face was discovered on the door to my room in Boracay. These two characters are twins (not identical) and each have their own strengths but when they combine/lock together they have super-strengths.

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Peg Face – Philippines

I spotted this face as I took my clothes of the washing line outside the room I was staying in Boracay. Peggy will be someone with a real dry sense of humour and is …

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Street Light Face, Osaka Japan

Ben and I spotted this face at Tennoji Park near the Zoo in Osaka. I am still considering this little persons characteristics.

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Rail Face, Osaka – Japan

This little face on a hand rail at Osaka Castle makes me think this character would be a great guide of some sort and supportive in helping others in need.

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Hello From Us!

As I have been travelling I have been taking photos of faces that I see in everyday objects with the intention of illustrating them into little cartoon characters. So here are the first 3! …

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Kettle Face, Seosan – South Korea

This bird looking kettle was looking at me as I cleared away some boxes whilst staying with Master Kim in Seosan, South Korea. I imagine this little character to be a bit of hot …

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Drainage Face, Seoul

I like this little face staring at me because it requires two faces to make one full mouth. I will have to think of a way to incorporate this little guys characteristics.

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Light Face – Seoul

I saw this face as I walked along the Cheong-gye-cheon stream in Seoul. I am still considering the type of personality and characteristics this face may have. If you have any ideas please let me …

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Escalator Face – Seoul – South Korea

Spotted on an escalator in the Hongdae area of Seoul. Updated – 16th October 2015 This is the second illustrated character I have create and now have an idea of the type of personality …

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Hat Face – JeJu South Korea

I spotted this face in the market in Seogwipo, Jeju in South Korea I am still considering the type of personality and characteristics this face may have. If you have any ideas please let …

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Baseball Park Face – JeJu – South Korea

This face I didn’t spot until I was looking at the photo after I had played in baseball park in Seogwipo City and there it was staring back at me on the screen. I was …

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Tissue Dispenser – South Korea

Walking through the Shinsegae Centumcity in Busan, South Korea I spotted this futuristic looking Tissue Dispenser face staring back at me. I love the way it looks so happy. I am not totally sure …

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Tap on the Bullet Train – China

Having washed my hands on the bullet train to Guilin this little fella was watching as I searched for a towel. I imagine this character to be a very calm, spiritual and caring individual. An …

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Metro Lock – Beijing

This cute looking face was inspecting the doors of the metro. This character loves exploring and finding new and exciting activities to do. She can sniff out adventure like nobody else. She is always on the …

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Another Metro Handle – Beijing

This long necked contemporary dinosaur looking figure caught my eye on the trip to Beijing West station to catch the bullet train to Guilin. This creatures characteristics will be that of a friendly animal …

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Bus Seat Face – Beijing

On the journey from Beijing to the Great Wall these face were everywhere. Every seat back had a face which looked like it was wearing it cap backwards. This cool dude loves nothing more …

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Metro Handle – Beijing

This little face was hanging upside down staring at me on the Beijing Metro. This girl, Hanna, is the one everyone turns to for support. She is caring and compassionate and wants every everybody …

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Book Shadow Face – Beijing

Whilst sat at my computer at the Chinese Box Courtyard in Beijing I noticed the shadow the book were creating. This guy will only appear when the sunshines. He is very scholarly and knowledgeable …

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Drain Covers – Beijing, China

These drains were looking back up at me from a lane in Beijing. The eyes will be able to move from close together to wide apart to demonstrate which personality this person exhibiting. Both personas will …

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Shelving Edge – Beijing, China

These multiple face were found on shelving edge. Their characteristic is that off protection and surveillance to ensure the safety of everyone the care about.

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Catching Game Face – Beijing, China

I had seen this game being played throughout the day in Beijing. My surprise when I saw it looking back at me when for sale on a street stall. The character is called ‘ASPEX’ has …

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Soap Dish Face – Chinese Train Number 4

This face was found straight after finding the the Happy Toilet Seat. Sophie the Soap Dish is passionate about cleanliness and will talk to everyone and anyone about it. She is not very good …

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Happy Toilet Seat Face – Chinese Train Number 4

When putting the seat down on the Trans-Mongolian Train I was greeted by this cheery fellow. I would imagine his character to very practical and helpful. He is very proud of what he does …

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Frog Face – Russia

Whilst walking along Nevskiy Prospekt in St Petersburg I spotted this little fella looking at me. I imagine his character would be a little accident prone, like getting his head stuck in a railing. His voice …

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Paper Notebook, Peterborough, UK

Before catching my train to London to fly out to St Petersburg I had some spare time so I looked around the shops in Peterborough. In the shop ‘Tiger’ I bought this notebook and …

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Old Phone Face – UK

This face was looking back at me from my Yoga teachers hallway. I imagine this character would be very wise. As well as being a great listening she would always share a piece of …

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Bread Bin Face, Boston UK

In the kitchen of where I was living this face was looking up at me from the floor where it was left. I am still considering this little persons characteristics.

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Wheelie Bin Face – Boston, Lincolnshire

Leaving from a Samaritans shift one evening I spotted this face on the side of the Wheelie Bin. This character is called ‘Ina’ and will have the personality of a bull in a china …

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Speaker Faces, Boston UK

As I was delivering training for the Samaritans I noticed these speakers and their cute little faces. I am still considering this little persons characteristics.

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Remote Control Face – UK

Remotey here is very knowledge, a bit like a wise yogi in the corner. He knows a little about a lot and flits about from one interest to another. But loves learning all he …

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Washing Machine Buttons – UK

These bug eyes where looking at me to ensure the washing is done correctly. Her characteristic is super vision and an expert at finding objects, like missing socks. She can also see everything from …

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Shower Squeegee – UK

Spotted in the shower one morning before going to work this cute little face really caught my attention. This character will be called ‘GEE’ which one of his favourite words. He is very alert …

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Fabric Bag Face – Vietnam

The face reminds me of an Octopus. So this little character is a multi-tasker who can do lots of things at once. She is a horder and loves to collect bits and bobs because she …

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Melting Morphing Face – Vietnam

This cute little face was staring back at me as I was eating an ice cream. This ones characteristic would be flexibility, adaptability and never really knowing who they truly are, but is always searching for …

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The Happiest Moped in Vietnam

The Characteristic of this little person would be a very cheerful, optimistic and positive person who is the happiest person in all Vietnam, if not the World!

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Fitness Machine Face -Vietnam

I imagine the characteristics of this face to a bit like a square jawed Sargent Major drilling its recruits to fitness.