The much-anticipated winner and finalists for the Washington Post’s 3rd Annual Peeps Diorama Contest were announced yesterday, Easter Sunday. This year’s winner was a re-imagining of Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” (you know, that ubiquitous 1940s moody diner painting) entitled “NightPeeps.” The artist is Melissa Harvey, 44, of Arlington, whose day job is as a graphic designer for WETA.
Of the other brilliant finalists my favorites are the M.C. Escher tribute, the Dexter shoutout and the Georgetown Cupcake lovefest. Which do you like best? It’s must be incredibly hard to judge these though, considering the amount of time and sheer cleverness of some of the dioramas. Maybe next year WaPo should host a science fair-esque show with the displays. They can call it PeepShow. (Cue: knee-slapping laughter. Anyone?)