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Post #937 • January 12, 2007, 9:45 AM • 9 Comments

"I wrote and drew those sketches around 1975 and I'm so tickled to know that people still find them helpful today. It started as a slide presentation for my boss to show at the Disney meeting in Frankfurt. It went over so well that he asked me to expand on it when he returned. They printed 2000 copies and mailed it to all the Disney offices." (Reddit)

Architecture and architectural history teachers, take note. (Reddit)

Indeed, why was the car there to begin with? Doesn't that defeat the whole idea of public transportation? Was it some kind of creative statement? The mind reels. Oh, never mind - Supergirl says coffee is on the way.

Dance of the Flight Attendant. (Kottke)

My man JL is working on his New York intinerary. Help him out.

New York Philharmonic to show the art collection of Toscanini. (AJ)

Michael Kimmelman, still smarting from the New York Public Library deacquisition of Durand's Kindred Spirits, on Eakins and Philly.

Mark Barry saw my show back in November and weighed in on it at Ionarts. Thanks, man.

FTrain, one of the primary inspirations for, is back in business.

I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to, uhm, well... You know what? Forget it.

Ed_ was asking recently why the Right doesn't make art. Well, I found some. You may want to get an airsickness bag handy. (Sully) Upon seeing this, Supergirl unleashed a few choice expletives, and noted, "Jesus wouldn't give two shits about our flag." I will say, though, that little javascript that switches images to show you what the print looks like in different frames is pretty sweet. In a related note, Kottke linked to a study that correlated ideological and aesthetic preferences.

"Elsewhere is set within a three-story former thrift store housing an immense 58-year collection of American cultural objects amassed by one woman, Sylvia Gray, from 1939-1997. The collection includes thousands of toys, books, periodicals, clothing, fabric, games, trinkets, bric-a-brac, furniture, antiques, army surplus, and historical documents. ... Elsewhere's artist-residency program invites emerging and established artists across media to create site-specific works using the plethora of objects as materials within their work or as foundation for material, conceptual, or technological projects."

Did you hear about the little girl who waited for an authentic experience of folk culture?

The world is better with color. Come to think of it, this video sums up how I feel about Theory as it applies to art. (Davee)




January 12, 2007, 10:54 AM

The Disney cartoon "instructions" are interesting because the best panels are the ones listed under "common problems", especially the one on the lower right, where Goofy looks up up at the empty speech ballon and Mickey waves as if to say "I'm over here".

This is why George Herriman was a genius and the Disney Factory isn't.



January 12, 2007, 3:22 PM

"This is why George Herriman was a genius and the Disney Factory isn't."

Amen. All these comics links make me think you're contemplating making some comics yourself Franklin. The new-style flatland paintings would work well graphically.

As for the art of the Right, my favorite of the stomach-churning site you linked to is the unconsciously pagan Xmas tree decorated with scenes from the Bible. Are those tiny people all around it?



January 12, 2007, 4:51 PM

Yes, wwc is right, Franklin. Start an online strip called "the Faceless Ones"



January 13, 2007, 6:03 AM

Walt said specifically that he didn't have geniuses working at Disney - but is this true? Creative men needed jobs at the time as they had no money, and Walt, ( successfull upper middle class family ) may have chosen those who were better than him skillfully in order to claim that he himself was the genius. Again and again, money dictates...


Arthur Whitman

January 13, 2007, 8:35 PM

Ms Spektor's staccato vocals break my heart.



January 13, 2007, 9:38 PM

Yeah. Here's her website.



January 14, 2007, 2:02 AM

Regina is amazing...



January 14, 2007, 6:53 AM

Can anyone tell me who exactly was Clara Hilton Gould? How did she become so wealthy? Any history regarding the woman would be appreciated.



January 15, 2007, 3:55 AM

Hey artists - don't carry around with you anything that will land you jail time. They don't want you to be free.
America is free only if your family had put the carpet down for you - then you get off...
We are not puppets like you are George.



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