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Monkey Fluids --20th century book and magazine illustrations with new text. ; >
posted by amberglow (10 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
this one is a fav: Genre Parody
posted by amberglow at 2:14 PM on March 19, 2007

this is goodshit
posted by Postroad at 2:16 PM on March 19, 2007

"It's a participle, bitch." Oh. Oh, that's going on a t-shirt.

Very good.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 2:29 PM on March 19, 2007

Also, "20th century" used to equal "new, hip and/or cutting edge," at least in my mind. I click your "20th century" link and find c. 1950 Dick and Jane illustrations. You have made me cry, amberglow.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 2:32 PM on March 19, 2007

Holy. Christ. On. A. Tricycle.

Dude, you made my day.
posted by John of Michigan at 2:38 PM on March 19, 2007

they're great, no? : >

another fav: Satanism: It ain't easy, folks (go thru the archives--there are so many great ones)

(sorry Terminal--i wanted a shorthand way of describing the source material, and it fit)

More about the guy and where the illos come from: It's about time for another set of Questions that Are Asked with Some Degree of Frequency...
posted by amberglow at 3:01 PM on March 19, 2007

That was just grand!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 3:31 PM on March 19, 2007

posted by gorgor_balabala at 4:17 PM on March 19, 2007

I'm so glad this wasn't something on YouTube.
posted by owhydididoit at 4:33 PM on March 19, 2007

I have several of those old Books for Boys/for Girls. Absolutely love them for their paper, their typefaces, their art, and the heavy embossed covers.

They are designed as Books That Are Important. A boy or girl, knowing full well how valuable a book like that was, for it held vast entertainments, appreciated how Sturdy and Big and Heavy and Fun it was. 'cause, y'know, wasn't much on the tellie back in the day.

I wonder ... I could have a lot of fun recycling a book like that as first-edition (only edition!) series of Humourous or Droll Illustrated Texts. I gotta place to sell 'em.

posted by five fresh fish at 6:19 PM on March 19, 2007

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