Tuesday, July 15, 2008
yesterday i found this nutty drawing of the stuff that pulls my little head out of the foggy cloud. i remember doing this eight years ago while working in seattle. it's not a cliche or a stereotype; seattle really is stuffed with coffee and i went out three or four times a day for it. not only did i manage to sleep with all that caffeine in my system, i also stayed on a remarkably rigid schedule there, eight months of going to bed at 10 pm and waking up at 5 to stay in sync with my 'minneapolis clock' when i went home for the weekend. oh, that discipline. where did it go?
what i can't remember is whether this idea is original or not. it seems inspired by that 20s-30s art deco period, and i remember doing lots of variations on sketches that i liked from some of my art deco books at that time. i looked through all of those books yesterday but couldn't find one image like this. so who knows. it may have come entirely from my noodle, partially from it, or it might be a complete ripoff. [at the very least, i do know that is my mug, or at least what it looked like eight years ago.]
off to kansas city now, then to latteland for a strong cuppa something.
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