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Post-It monster art is frighteningly good

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Artist John Kenn works for children's television

The humble Post-It note becomes a canvas for creepy doodles in these ink drawing (opens in new tab) illustrations by John Kenn. Thanks to a clever use of negative space (opens in new tab) the yellow colour of the sticky note is allowed to shine through, all of which adds to the strange appearance of John's monstrous creations.

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The yellow background makes the pictures appear old and rotten

Outside of his work on children's shows, John Kenn (who goes by the name of Don Kenn online) began drawing his surreal sketches as a way to unwind. He describes his work as "a little window into a different world, made of office supplies."

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Each piece is drawn on ordinary office supplies

Most of the illustrations see the normal world of everyday people being invaded by sinister monsters such as ghosts, giant spiders, and creatures beyond any imaginable comparison. In this sense the Post-It notes reflect the doodles perfectly. After all, what's more commonplace and ordinary than stationery?

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The doodles make excellent use of negative space

A whole gallery of sticky note sketches can be found at the Don Kenn Gallery (opens in new tab), where you'll find plenty more of his demonic doodles.

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Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.