Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Striped Bush

Striped Bush
Originally uploaded by Jim Bovard.
A fitting picture from the weekend's massive anti-war demonstration in Washington. This image is from a set by Jim Bovard at Flickr - to see more follow the link.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Have a nice Che

Have a nice Che.
Originally uploaded by Ape Lad.
Most of a certain age will remember the iconic image of Che Guevara that adorned almost every wall and garment back in the late 1960s. I even revived it on one of my regular wesbsites a few years back as a parody featuring Margaret Thatcher.

Now comes a new spoof for the icon-icon generation as everyone's favourite revolutionary takes on the face of smiley culture. Sadly, the telltale beret has dissolved into it's own silloette and I suspect that most of those buying this particular t-shirt will probably have little clue as to the origin of what they are wearing.

Infact, looking at it as I write, it begins to remind me more of the character in "V for Vendetta". So much for that!

Friday, January 12, 2007

James Bingham

Originally uploaded by leifpeng.
A very good example of illustration by james Bingham - this one is from 1958.

This kind of thing is normally in my Art Blog (see the links listing) but I stumbled across this collection in Flickr which limits my posting choices.

The actual collection features a wealth of scans from printed publications and the pictures appear in their typographical context. Most are of an era, but the astonishing realism of the art puts them in a timeless category of their own.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Pizza 2 Go

"Marijuana" pizza shop
Originally uploaded by Naruwan.
This rather extraordinary picture comes from Taichung in Taiwan where a local pizza palour has chosen a rather curious name. The label on the drink is actually referring to the business itself and not the identity of what is contained in the cup.

What next? A new subsidiary for MacDonalds perchance? Actually, with such a leafy insignia, I sincerely hope this lot are pushing herbs and vegetarian fare rather than dead animals.