The Beatles 1968 animated feature Yellow Submarine approached animation as an artform. It features John, Paul, George, and Ringo and their adventures with the film’s antagonists the Blue Meanies. The heavy influence of 60s culture, too, made for a bright and psychedelic canvas for the movie — so it only makes sense to create a Yellow Submarine homage out of Jell-O.
Food artist Henry Hargreaves is no stranger to Jell-o, last year he created portraits of all the U.S. Presidents out of gelatin. For this project, he got to use bright greens, purples, and yellows though — all the luminous colors for which Jell-O is known. It’s a perfect collaboration of dessert and craft.
Each jelly version of the Fab Four took two hours to create. The designs are recreated using rolled and shaped plasticine, which is a putty-like modeling clay that is used to mark the outlines of the images. These clay bumpers double as barriers for the sweet liquid that will eventually become solid and stay in place.
Hargreaves likens food to an international commonality, explaining that, “Food is this language that everyone speaks, everyone understands it, everyone has to eat it.” The same can be said of music, and the worldwide reach of The Beatles influence throughout the decades.
Now you’ll never hear the lyrics the same way again, “We all live in a Jell-o submarine, a Jell-o submarine, a Jell-o submarine…”
Which flavor of Jell-o flavor do you think goes with which Beatle? Let us know in the comments!