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You Can Now Buy Pillows and Blankets Emblazoned with Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton's Face

A Melbourne artist is paying homage to Victoria's new heartthrob with a range of homewares.
By Libby Curran
July 30, 2020
By Libby Curran
July 30, 2020

This year's pandemic might have thrown some terrible things our way, but it's also gifted Australia with a few silver lining-style gems. And perhaps the most significant is Melbourne's new-found obsession — or, shall we say, thirst — for a certain Victorian Chief Health Officer.

Yep, the state is crushing, hard, as locals flood social media with declarations of admiration for our health expert hero, Professor Brett Sutton. And now, you can also get a cushion, throw blanket or even socks adorned with his cherished mug.

It's a face that's fast become a very familiar one, what with all the daily press conferences and updates ensuring plenty of Sutton air-time. There's even a photo of his 22-year-old self doing the rounds on the internet, complete with flowing locks and charming grin.

But if all that's not enough, you can get an even more regular Sutton fix, with a new series of digitally printed designs from local artist Ashley Ellis. Available online via her Red Bubble store, you'll now find a whole range of products emblazoned with the CHO's face, from phone covers and mugs, through to journals and throw cushions. There's even a printed face mask, which we're sure would be Sutton's own pick of the bunch.

If your COVID-19 heart lies elsewhere, Ellis has also created designs in honour of Victoria's Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos, and Premier Daniel Andrews decked out in his favourite North Face jacket. We're told that portraits of Andrews' trusty AUSLAN interpreters are on their way, too.

Snap up some Brett Sutton-inspired goodies from Ashley Ellis's Red Bubble store and see more of her designs over on Instagram.

Published on July 30, 2020 by Libby Curran
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