the beauty of Viennese and Austrian human beings
June 24, 2011 10:31 AM   Subscribe

I love this! Thanks for this.

I like how weirdly appropriate each description seems to fit each face. Some of those I looked and thought, wow, yes, I can see this guy liking to watch people while they're eating - etc.
posted by fantodstic at 10:59 AM on June 24, 2011

These supposed to be Germans? I expected Germans would look cleaner. Alles in ordnung and all that.

Oh, Austrians? Yeah, figures. Even since that fin de siècle, and I don't mean the last one, I mean the one when there still was a Habsburg-Lothringen throne.
posted by orthogonality at 11:25 AM on June 24, 2011

I don't usually go in for the noun-a-day things, but this was wonderful.
posted by Mister_A at 11:26 AM on June 24, 2011

Proves I'm a zero talent hack.
posted by humboldt32 at 12:31 PM on June 24, 2011

Very cool find.
posted by nola at 1:54 PM on June 24, 2011

I've always had a soft spot for projects like this. I really like the "slice of life" quality of the subjects and I like the day by day, diary aspect of the collection. It isn't clear to me where the phrases that accompany the drawings originated. I be interested in knowing how the artist generated them. Did they come from specific questions to the subject, from the artist's own observation of the subject, etc.?

Unfortunately, I have one reaction to these drawings that is probably now a phobia. The more a drawing looks like it could be drawn by Robert Crumb, the creepier it is to me and the more I can't bear to look at it. This stems from watching a film about Crumb that included a bit about his brother who described his practice of swallowing a ball of string a little at a time, so that, when the end of the string had worked through his system and showed up in his poop, he could pull the string through his digestive tract from his rectum.

God. That was years ago I saw that. It still is burned into my memory. So if a drawing resembles R. Crumb in any way . . . and some of these drawings do . . . I just. can't. look.
posted by Euphorbia at 4:39 PM on June 24, 2011

i'm confused - are these real people that he's drawing and writing about? Or just random made up characters? Is there a facebook connection to all this?
posted by spacediver at 6:46 PM on June 24, 2011

1. yes people he sees on the street i believe
2. no
3. not really, he included a LIKE button on every post though.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 6:51 PM on June 24, 2011

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