Do you have an old typewriter? Where did you find it? Off Craiglist? Did you inherit it? If I had one, I wouldn’t let it go. Yeah, I realize it’s a novelty now, this aesthetic, but I still love it. And, people don’t use it just to make things look twee. Take Stacey Elaine Dacheux, for instance. She used her typewriter to record her life. Instead of broadcasting it all through social media, she pecked away at something older. She explains:
For the month of November, instead of waking up each morning and logging onto Facebook, I sat at the roundabout in the middle of my street, typing status updates on my typewriter from 8 am — 9 am.
There, I logged into my actual community, engaged with neighbors, reported on findings, and mailed off status updates in the traditional post.
That’s how the series the roundabout was formed. After she was done writing, she cut up what she wrote and sent it on collaged handmade postcards through the snail mail. They are what you see here. If you’re interested in reading more about Dacheux, her project was also featured in the LA Times.
Shimrit Elkanati is an Israeli illustrator whose sweet images are a tinged with a bit of cheekiness. The subdued color palette depicts stories for children and celebrates imagination. We see penguins waving at planes and giant friendly rabbits hopping from place to place.
While I like all of Elkanati’s work, I chuckled at the last two images, which features a dad who sets some bad examples, like peeing in public and obnoxiously falling asleep in the movies. Her style, however makes it not feel so tacky and actually funny.
Images via Flickr.
Hey ya’ll, I’m gonna have to take a time out on posting today. Yesterday, I spent a lot of time at the vet and ultimately had to put my young cat, Marge, to sleep. It was a shock and all very sudden, so needless to say I’ve fallen behind on my weekly routine. I’m going to spend some extra time hugging my other cat, Pauline, and remembering what a funny and sweet cat Marge was.
See ya Wednesday. Thanks, everyone!
Pieter Van Eenoge’s illustration’s don’t hold a lot back. Color, composition, general weirdness… these seem to have it all. I like strange, and enjoy seeing a bear wearing boxing gloves and eating a chocolate bar, a house full of fish, and a woman tenderly cradling a garden gnome.
Take the time to really delve into Van Eenoge’s work. I don’t think you’ll regret it.
All images via his Flickr.
Happy Friday! Nothing deep or insightful about today’s post. Just a whole bunch of images with faces I’ve seen lately and liked. Food, art, accessories… nothing will escape my face-grabbing wrath. Share your favorite faces with me on Twitter!
As always, I grab a lot of Friday’s posts off my Pinterest. Follow my boards and see what I’m pinning throughout the week!
A Life Aquatic
Fact: My twin brother is currently pursing his PhD and studying film. In preparation for an exam he had to take in his 2nd year, he watched 72 films. 72! And while he has watched many, many films, I am the opposite. I’ve seen very few movies, and maybe half of those featured in artist Dusan Cezek’s animated series, Pixelwood. Even if this is the case, I’m still delighted by these 8-Bit Gifs, which is a testament to Cezek’s animating prowess. Each image captures famous moments from the particular film in the flat, pixelated style and makes me eager to find them in their companions. (Via designboom)
Shaun of the Dead