Tag Archives: found art

cameras, matches, dogs and pies

Another from my collection of scans of paper matchbox labels and similar printed ephemera.  Usually I keep them because of their awesome black line and flat color graphics, which are so inspirational for comics and cartooning, but this one, in … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: build your own comic

This week I added these two images to my picture file Tumblr (the Coelacanth Gallery), and found that if you arrange them correctly they seem to tell a story. The juxtaposition of the two knives is awesome.  And what lady … Continue reading

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first photos of the new year

Wake up with a squawk to a peppery New Year!  Saw this Jamaican pepper sauce at the grocery store this morning, and loved the old fashioned two-color label, from the lettering to the slightly crazed looking parrot. That black form … Continue reading

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truth and fiction and folklore invented on the spot

On Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town.  Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside the front door, and in the thin layer of snow on the front walk I saw the … Continue reading

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holiday decorations

We don’t decorate much here at world headquarters, but I try to make up for it by decorating my picture file Tumblr, the Coelacanth Gallery, and this year it’s a holiday wonderland!  The picture of the Professor helping to decorate … Continue reading

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walldog 1: rules to live by

This is the first of several posts featuring photographs I took on my visit to the International Walldog Mural and Sign Art Museum in Pontiac, Illinois.  This is a relatively new museum and its collection is still small, but it … Continue reading

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good morning, monster

This morning I got up early to take some pictures, and found that in the night some unknown person had folded a paper crane out of a fun size Hershey’s Krackel wrapper. (a tiny internet post from my iPod Touch.  … Continue reading

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historical typography

A wonderful poster hanging framed in the bar of the local Opera House, which was built in the 1890s and did service as, among other things, a vaudeville theatre with “the best of scenery and plenty of it”: The typographer … Continue reading

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diagram-o-rama revisited

I borrowed that title from a classic minicomic, and as soon as I find a copy in my files, I will add a proper citation.  Diagram-o-rama was a great series, devoted to the found art wonders of the classic 20th … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on saturday– a great single panel

An illustration from an old dog training book, where a good ink drawing, some interesting hand lettering, and a couple of moderately anthropomorphic animals make for a pretty good single panel comic.  Whether it was entirely intentional or not. (The … Continue reading

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