“Let me know when we get to Mars.”
“We passed Mars ten planets ago, ma’am.”
This early cartoon/comic/illustration/panel is weird, wonderful and a work of art. It’s as if Jules Verne and Mark Twain had a baby, and I dig it.
The Artist is F.W. Read, but there is scant info online except for a few other pieces of work and that he/she studied in Paris at Académie Julian in 1891. If you know more, please let me know!
“Oh, you’re practicing social distancing in the future? What a shame. Well… I guess I’ll just have to help myself to your Gin Rickey and the rest of the pitcher too!”
Maxfield Parrish must have been a masochist, because this is a painting of his. He CHOSE to paint this insane checkered pattern. I wonder if he ever tried plaid?
Walt Kuhn for Life humor magazine, December 13, 1906
One of the finest Halloween covers in American magazine history.
Art by the brilliant Earl Oliver Hurst.
Fresh from an antique store in Bismarck, a 1952 book on how to make different typefaces by hand. Thank God for computers (on the 8th day).
Bodoni the old-old-old-school way. I bodon’t think so.
1. Mr. Peanut likes to go sledding in the shells of his slain enemies.
2. Mr. Peanut’s personal assistant has some serious arm and leg issues.
Writing is a craft not an art.