Art

bear love.

farewellbear_for_mikka_by_iphigen

dear friends, please read this message, don’t skip it. on 27th december 2008, my husband Mikka died. he was robbed and thrown to the river. some of you could have known him or have seen his wonderful and poetic b&w photographs of his daily life.I decided to do a book in memory of him. the little bear’s book. in russian it is Мишкина книжка (Mishkina knizhka) what has double meaning – the little bear’s book and Misha’s book (that is Mikka’s real name). I ask everyone to take part and draw little bear for Mikka or for our 1 year old daughter who could watch them all later when she gets older. doesn’t metter if you are skilled in drawing or not. just do it with your heart.

if you feel like sending her a bear, check out million dandelions at deviantart

(bear from iphigen)

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what, me worry?

alfred e. neuman

alfred e. neuman, before being picked up by MAD – some interesting history there.

“Nineteenth-century publications [...] depicted the typical Irish immigrant as a bomb-throwing cretin barely distinguishable from the adult ape …. Versions of the face were used as medical pictures of people with deficiency diseases or hormone imbalances; the faces of patients with Williams syndrome have been compared to Neuman … Neuman’s image was also used negatively, as a “supporter” of rival political candidates, with the idea that only an idiot would vote for them

also used in Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda

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