Boris Artzybasheff -- Master of the Anthropomorphic Art
October 18, 2002 1:13 PM   Subscribe

Boris Artzybasheff -- the master of the Anthropomorphic who made men out of machines and machines out of men. a master craftsman, with a wide array of techniques at his command, as Alexei Panshin put it. And here is his letter Q contribution to Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation. Submitted for your approval from...
posted by y2karl (6 comments total)

 
The circus of Dr. Lao is my fav. Wow Karl, what a fine collection and i learned something. (I love the uncle joe and spider web from TIME)

what is a quidbox, anyone know?

what a great artist. WHAT A GREAT POST. this is MeFi... diamond.
posted by clavdivs at 1:26 PM on October 18, 2002


I'm guessing a quidbox is a box to hold your quid, which is to say (per the OED) "a piece of something (usu. of tobacco), suitable to be held in the mouth and chewed." Nice quote from Stevenson: "His mind was.. revolving the problem of existence like a quid of gum."

Oh, yes, and great post! Long live y2karl!
posted by languagehat at 1:39 PM on October 18, 2002


no no no. this girl is a quidbox.
posted by kileregreen at 3:56 PM on October 18, 2002


Wow. What a fabulous book! That capital D is just wonderful. There are a handful of new and used paperback copies of Peter Piper left at Amazon - I just snagged a copy thanks to you, y2Karl. Can't wait to get it - I love alphabet books.

I don't know for sure either, but I'm guessing that a quidbox is something like a jack-in-the-box, since there's one in the pic.
posted by iconomy at 4:56 PM on October 18, 2002


y2karl, having butted horns witcha in the passed times, I just wanted you to know that I also think this one of the best posts of the month (if not of the year). Thank you very much for doing the thing, yeah, the right thing.
posted by Wulfgar! at 8:21 PM on October 18, 2002


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posted by taz at 12:27 AM on October 19, 2002


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