Say Hello to Tofu Turkey
Tofu Turkey was created in November of 2008 by designer Whitney Moore who was then finishing up her degree in Visual Communications.
He was originally created to be an animated character but it was later decided that he would be better suited as an illustration.
"He was inspired by Japanese designs like Hello Kitty and others," says Whitney who also says she is not a fan of Anime but appreciates the simplicity of Eastern popular design and illustration.
"I just like things that are cute and easily accessible...sometimes."
Since then Tofu Turkey has become a pirate, appeared on a number of products such as hats, posters and buttons and is appearing shortly in a children's book slated for release later this year.