Foxes are everywhere these days – on tea towels, infant booties, and tote bags. They are felted, illustrated and linocut. Perhaps it’s the influence if the 2009 Wes Anderson film Fantastic Mr. Fox, but as a decorative motif, an icon, a totem, the fox is popping up all over etsy.
Of course, the fox has also been cropping up at Target, Pottery Barn and Boden, which would lead me to believe that as a trend, the fox is reaching saturation, and that perhaps 2013 could be called the year of the fox. It was only when my children showed me the viral video “what does the fox say?” that I became certain: Yes, indeed, 2013 must be the year of the fox.