Introducing…Jimmy the Bull — the star of artist, Rafael Mantesso’s Instagram feed; and of this humorous new collection of gifts and homeware.
Born 29th December 2009, Jimmy Choo — named for the artist’s wife’s favourite shoe designer — is now a global star. When Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him on his 30th birthday, she took everything…except for their ginger-eared bull terrier. Whilst watching Jimmy trotting and cavorting around the empty, all-white apartment, Rafael found inspiration in his best friend. When Jimmy then collapsed in happy exhaustion next to one of the white walls, his owner grabbed a marker and began drawing a new world around him — Jimmy the Bull was born!
Mantesso’s whimsical drawings have attracted attention from around the world, and are now available for fans to take home with them too! This exciting new collection encompasses a broad range of formats — from figurines to wall art; money banks to pencil cases — so there’s a little bit of Jimmy for everyone!
Take a look at the new, ‘Pride Rock’, and, ‘Balloons’ wall clocks — Mantesso’s distinctive black and white illustrations are paired with a 3D photographic image of Jimmy — both are sure to become stars of the collection. So, why not treat yourself or a special person in your life to a piece of art that’s guaranteed to raise a smile!
© Rafael Mantesso 2018
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Jimmy The Bull News
After Rafael Mantesso’s wife left him on his 30th birthday, with nothing but an empty apartment and the family pet, a ginger-eared bull terrier named Jimmy Choo, he re-discovered his artistic flair and love for drawing. After cavorting around the apartment, Jimmy collapsed in happy exhaustion next to one of the plain white walls and on a whim, Mantesso grabbed a marker and drew a new world around his best friend – and so, Jimmy the Bull was born.
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