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tumblr sunday- gum wrapper condor

It sounds like the beginning of a bad ethnic joke from the late 20th, but this was identified as a Polish gum wrapper. (If any Polish speakers out there want to provide a translation,  I would be very glad to … Continue reading

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an elephant by design

In keeping with the policy of this blog to celebrate good design wherever we find it, today’s exhibit comes from the local Ace Hardware. Perhaps making a small plastic watering can in the form of an elephant, with the water … Continue reading

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foo dog roundup

Git along, little foo dogs! (Hisses, growls, the horse kicks a foo dog, I get bitten in the boot, the foo dogs bound off over the horizon baying at the moon and head back to their day jobs sitting in … Continue reading

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foo dogs on parade

I am working on a commission drawing with a fantasy China theme, and it looks like it is finally time put some serious effort into learning how to draw a foo dog, that faithful guardians of all things Chinese, at … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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werewolf/lightswitch

Sometimes you see an animated .gif and it just seems to say everything you want to say for a whole day.  Plus, werewolf.  (File this under “I wish I’d thought of this myself”.) The World Cup final and some cool … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– surrealistic swami

Today we have a self portrait of surrealist artist and photographer Man Ray in an improvised turban decorated with what appears to be a dried starfish. He looks like he’s dressed as a mystic or a swami for a costume … Continue reading

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the answer to yesterday’s question is:

A small statue of a rat meditating!  Everybody needs a small Mexican pottery statue of Happy Buddha Rat*.   He is usually going to sit behind my keyboard under my monitor, but I took him outside to photograph him.  As usual, … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– a firecracker bestiary

In honor of the holiday, please have a few classic firecracker labels with animals on them.  Labels of all kinds can be masterpieces of printing and design, and these firecracker labels, mostly from China, Hong Kong and Macau, have a … Continue reading

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world cup knockout follow up

In Tuesday’s post concerning the results of the World Cup knockout round (sorry– “round of 16″ sounds too boring), I mentioned a reason one might, if one’s favorite side had been knocked out, decide to follow Belgium as the tournament … Continue reading

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