Monday, December 18, 2006

Multiple Choice Monday

1. The image above and similar images that will on occasion pop up in this space henceforth are the result of:

A) Vivid memories of drowzily roaming the halls of parochial elementary school and glancing at countless strange posters on bulliten boards that were either supposed to educate or inspire, but did neither;

B) Falling in love with an irresistible stack of moldy textbooks during a recent bout of thrift store hopping for an unrelated project;

C) No longer having the luxury of toying with, doctoring, and/or reworking the cheese-heavy illustrations of the textbooks I rarely studied from but absolutely cherished as a school-going lad;

D) All of the above.


Anonymous said...

I was with you when you bought these books, but I never actually got a chance to look inside. The page you posted is making me want to look through them all. (btw, I can't stop thinking of "The Great Flydini" when I see Steve Martin) Einstein should've tried his hand at comedic magic shows.

Marc Crisafulli said...

You're right.
The Theory of Relativity, pff!
Who couldn't do that?

Kristen McCabe said...

This makes me think of Bernie Fuchs stuff.

go here to see what I mean:

Marc Crisafulli said...

I see similarities there, but the books I'm swiping these illustrations from have many different painting styles, all cheesy. No one in the books was given any credit.

Ms. Jane D'oh said...

you got it. i toyed with a few of these textbooks myself. the late 60's art directors/ editors seemed to favor lemon yellow and baby shite brown.