Mark Frauenfelder at 2:21 pm Fri, Jul 20, 2012
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Thank you to Bart & Co. for assembling this Flickr gallery of 89 scans of old and and often eldritch clip art.
The Bart And Co. Clip Art Collection (Via The Comics Reporter)
Geeez… I have that booklet.
soon to be seen on your local high school punk bands show flier
I LOVE the Sammy Davis Jr. carving a turkey! The mental expression on his face is priceless!
Clearly a jive turkey
You’ve got to SASS it!
(a turkey is a bad person)
I thought it was a young Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
My new carving technique is unstoppable.
Do people still use those electric turkey carving knives, or were they like zeppelins of 1975-85 (in terms of a device being neglected and thought obsolete by unforgiving public)?
Well, you can still buy them.
I have never personally known anyone to use them.
That’s a rather tender subject.
My father-in-law goes to town on the twice-a-year turkey for like 20 minutes before the platter comes out.
I have no idea what he could possibly be doing with it for that long – maybe he removes a little drywall first.
I hear they work great for sculpting urethane foam.
They are fucking awesome for cutting that green thick Styrofoam. My parents barely used theirs because my dad has a compulsion to not use ‘expensive’ things because you might break them and they need to be saved. I do remember it makes a horrible noise when it hits bone.
I’ve used them on frozen goods, but I suppose they are somewhat useful for people with bad knifes. (About 90% of the population, in my experience.)
They make terrible throwing knives, although they can leave a bruise.
When they remade Psycho, they should have used one in the shower scene.
That top one his obviously Gustavo Fring hanging up the phone.
Dang, Debbie Harry is throwing a swinging hi-fi party there! I want to go to there…
Her hair is the look popularized by Joey Heatherton on Hullaballoo
It looks like Drew Friedman actually used the look of this piece of clip art or vice versa. Probably it was copied from Drew 20 years ago. Note that the hair and facial expression are identical.
Those dancing white folks are like “yeah man, jazz man, get it! cut that turkey you crazy cat go”
Get your clip on.
Well these are very good, but I have one featuring three small boys playing around a lockable refrigerator in a vacant lot. And I don’t know what to do with it.
I’d buy a tshirt of that.
This really takes me back. I started as a graphic artist creating line artwork for print journals. Unlike today the studio was a place of tape, ink, light boxes and the smell of erasers. Anyone else remember the torment of filling and cleaning rapiograph pens? My fingers were permanently stained with ink. LOL
What do you mean, remember? Those things are still a terror.
why are these images unsettling? Am I missing something here?
Maybe in the sense of realizing that no matter how cool we thought we were at the time, nearly everyone in the past really was a complete dork with a bad haircut.
Oh, I see. I’m still a dork with a bad haircut, which is why I’m not affected :-)
I had originally wondered the same thing. I mean, some of their expressions are pretty durpy, but nothing was striking me as “eldritch.” Then I followed the link, and found something that was utterly incongruous with the set.
Is it terrible to admit that I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I saw this?
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