Ten questions with Todd Atticus
Her political opponent called her "stardust" and now she's New Zealand's PM. This limited edition is the ultimate piece of memorabilia from the 2017 New Zealand general election.
The stardust won't settle
Todd Atticus designed the Jacinda Stardust artwork in just over 2 hours whilst hiding from the scorching Madrid midday sun in the back of a café. While Aotearoa New Zealand slept, Jacinda Stardust was born.
The idea arrived fully-formed. The moment Bill English uttered his now-infamous line during the Leaders’ debate, they set to work, reshaping David Bowie’s iconic Aladdin Sane cover with the Labour leader.
Since then the artwork has been shared far and wide: profile pictures, newspaper features, two sell-out poster print runs, t-shirts, book covers, and at least one cake (a Victoria sponge). Jacinda Stardust really won’t settle.
Now Todd Atticus has made the artwork elements to download for free under a Creative Commons non-commercial share alike licence. This image has become part of Aotearoa New Zealand’s pop culture, and so it's only fitting that it be bequeathed to country.
That means you can now make t-shirts and canvas bags for yourself, get it tattooed, print out the poster to hang in your living room and adapt it too. All the artist asks is that you do not in any way create or sell commercial products with it or based on it.