Stuff like this needs a signal boost. I don’t want to be desperately clinging to life past my prime for no other reason than I don’t have any choice in the matter. Assisted suicide is the most humane and dignified way to go past a certain age.
I desperately need this to be converted to a kinetic art piece and mounted on my wall.
Benjamin Rabier’s 'Gédéon Traverse l'Atlantique', 1933.
See the full post on BibliOdyssey —— Atlantic Crossing. (via BnF)
Gédéon the duck and his anthropomorphic animal friends appeared in 16 Rabier books in the 1920s & 30s, often addressing the cultural/social issues of the day.
Rabier is best known for designing the illustration for La Vache qui Rit^ (the laughing cow) brand of processed cheese.
Yesterday when a friend was all, “Oh my God, have you seen the Kanye video?” I was like, no, I don’t care about the Kanye video and I feel as if it is one of the few signal achievements in my career, if we want to call it that, that I have somehow gotten myself into a position where I don’t need to have an opinion about the Kanye video, and, more importantly, no one really needs to have an opinion about the Kanye video, the fact that you are going to watch something that is widely acknowledged to be terrible—the fact that you are going to watch something and hope while you watch that it is exactly as terrible as widely acknowledged—so that you can be a part of the “conversation,” which is just an empty and ridiculous exchange of self-important jack-offs trying to speak as loudly as possible so that they can drown out the inner voice that tells them just how shockingly bereft of value their own lives are as they careen towards oblivion, is a remarkable indictment of the vacuous, hollow pit we confuse with culture these days. You don’t have to watch ANYTHING, and the less you say about something the smarter you are. Good Lord, people, listen to yourselves, if you can even stand it, it’s horrifying. (I had switched to the second person plural at this point because my friend, having heard so many variations of this monologue already, had long since wandered off.) Anyway, that was before I saw this Bob Dylan video, which is really something. And I say this as someone who doesn’t go in for the concept of “interactive” at all. It’s pretty neat!
Fight the power, ‘Lil Axel!!!
Chattanooga designers have created a typeface meant to give the town more of a cohesive visual identity.
Get on it, Chicago.
IRON MAN VS THE ROBOFROG
A Classic Iron Man Tale Told In Three Panels.
Story and Art by Francesco Francavilla
Hope you guys enjoy it :)