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Talk ‘n Tracks

November 2nd, 2007 | 4 Comments

I just realized that I haven’t posted anything about this cool thing that I illustrated for Cranium this last Spring. Actually, there are two of them. One is set in an colorful jungle full of exotic wildlife, and the other is set in a funny ocean teeming with friendly whales and piranhas. Here are two larger views (click on them):

Talk 'n Tracks

Each of the puzzles has a battery-operated vehicle, a monkey in a banana for the jungle, and a seal for the ocean one. As the monkey/seal passes by the various animals and scenes, sound effects are triggered. The pieces can be rearranged in a multitude of ways creating hours and hours of endless amusement. Cranium hasn’t bothered to put it on their site (!!), but it’s available at Amazon dot com and Target.
I drew all the illustrations, which was interesting as I had to carefully follow the template path that had already been engineered.

Cranium Layout ssketch_s.jpg

It was a real challenge getting everything lined up just right.
At a recent open studio here it was a real hit with the kids…


  1. aAlex says:

    Yeah ! Great work, i love it ^_^

  2. Ken says:

    Wow – very cool project…

    I wish I still had my old Aurora HO slot racing set, because that would be a great track layout!

  3. Hey! Can I ask what’s this template you are using in your blog? thanks.

  4. brian says:

    The one you’re asking about is called “Pride.” You can find that here.
    I’ve significantly modified it for use here.

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