Weird Universe Blog — October 20, 2019

The Frank Landslide

The Wikipedia page.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 20, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Death | Destruction | Disasters | Nature | 1900s | North America

October 19, 2019

Nara’s Doodles

A painting by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara recently sold for $24.9 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. This has had an inflationary effect on the value of all his works, including some doodles that he drew ten years ago, on the spur of the moment, on various walls in the Manhattan bar Niagara, where he happened to be drinking. It’s now figured that the doodles are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. More info: CNN

Posted By: Alex - Sat Oct 19, 2019 - Comments (0)
Category: Art | Overpriced Merchandise

Office in an Elevator

This is a genius idea.


Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 19, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Business | Inventions | 1940s

October 18, 2019

“I send her out in the worst weather”

Air Express: our customers are jerks.

Newsweek - Mar 4, 1957

Posted By: Alex - Fri Oct 18, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Advertising | 1950s

Mystery Illustration 87

Two of the biggest stars of Hollywood's Golden Age. Can you possibly tell who, from this off-model illo?

Answer is here (page 12).

Or after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Fri Oct 18, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Art | Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art | Movies

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