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Found 19 posts tagged ‘moose’


Restoring the Lost Sense – July 1, 2021 (permalink)

From Sporting Yarns by Andrew Haggard and illustrated by Griff, 1903.
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#vintage illustration #moose
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Yearbook Weirdness – June 13, 2021 (permalink)

From Taylor's 1929 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage illustration #vintage yearbook #antlers #moose
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Restoring the Lost Sense – February 18, 2021 (permalink)

From The Goblin, 1928.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #bear #moose
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Restoring the Lost Sense – February 16, 2021 (permalink)

From Der Bärenspiegel, 1937.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #teddy bear #moose #gas mask
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Yearbook Weirdness – February 3, 2021 (permalink)

From the University of Montana at Missoula's 1970 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage photo #animal head #vintage yearbook #moose #trophy
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Restoring the Lost Sense – August 18, 2020 (permalink)

From The Judge, 1901.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #snowman #antlers #moose
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Restoring the Lost Sense – July 23, 2020 (permalink)

We're sometimes asked what we mean when we identify an image as "our restoration."  As an example, here's the "After" followed by the "Before," from The Martlet, 1972.  The original scan was practically a silhouette, with most detail lost.  This is our tribute to a moose caught in his own suspenders, originally illustrated by Gord Moore.
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#vintage illustration #anthropomorphism #antlers #moose #suspenders
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Yearbook Weirdness – July 15, 2020 (permalink)

That's exactly our own tactic when we encounter a moose or other mascot -- act casual and make no sudden movements.  From Pfeiffer's 1973 yearbook.

*For some unbelievably weird yearbook imagery, see our How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.

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#vintage photo #vintage yearbook #costume #mascot #moose #1970s
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Unicorns – February 1, 2020 (permalink)

What the elk?  Ten whole years ago, London recording artist Fear of Tigers asked for permission to create an audio version of our popular Field Guide to Identifying Unicorns by Sound.  Equipped with carte blanche contracts and hundreds of sound bites, Fear of Tigers led us down the garden path for an entire decade, only suddenly to release an album with a different horned animal on the cover.  Again, we ask, "What the elk?"  Perhaps, knowing that we uncovered the secrets to How to Be Your Own Cat, Fear of Tigers literally did fear us transforming into one.  Luckily, we're not at all bitter, because in the meantime we were blessed with two spectacular soundtracks of our book by even more accomplished bands: one by the remarkable Cuddlebot and one by the extraordinary Wolfgun.  It all goes to prove that artists with integrity are not quite as elusive as the legendary unicorn, after all.

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#elk #fear of tigers
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Restoring the Lost Sense – April 11, 2019 (permalink)

From Kladderadatsch, 1932.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #angel #saint #moose
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Precursors – April 25, 2018 (permalink)

Here's a precursor to the talking moose head in Fawlty Towers.  From Fliegende Blätter, 1940.
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Restoring the Lost Sense – December 10, 2017 (permalink)

"I'm afraid of him."  "He's afraid of me."  From Hearst's Magazine, 1912.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #fear #afraid #moose
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Restoring the Lost Sense – November 5, 2017 (permalink)

From The Sketch, 1906.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #hunting #moose
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Restoring the Lost Sense – June 12, 2017 (permalink)

The Pied Piper leads a heard of moose away from the castle of Armageddon.  By Rehse for the New York World, reproduced in Cartoons Magazine, 1914.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #political cartoon #armageddon #pied piper #moose
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Restoring the Lost Sense – December 15, 2016 (permalink)

From Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Interagency Bison Management Plan for the State of Montana and Yellowstone National Park, 1998.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#antlers #watercolor #elk
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Restoring the Lost Sense – November 12, 2016 (permalink)

An elk adjusts the clock in 1907.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #clock #elk #setting the clock #11 o'clock #animal time
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Restoring the Lost Sense – October 16, 2016 (permalink)

From The Drama of the Forests by Arthur Henry Howard Heming, 1921.
[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
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#vintage illustration #winter #antlers #moose
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This May Surprise You – August 23, 2016 (permalink)

The problem with meteorology exposed: weather satellites are set to receive elk transmissions.  Image scanned by the San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive.
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#meteorology #elk #weather satellite #nimbus 3 #nasa #jackson hole #wyoming #elf refuge
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Restoring the Lost Sense – August 15, 2011 (permalink)

An illustration from an 1899 issue of Harper's magazine.  The caption reads: "The moose could hear him coming for an hour."

[Inexplicable images from generations ago invite us to restore the lost sense of immediacy.  We follow the founder of the Theater of Spontaneity, Jacob Moreno, who proposed stringing together "now and then flashes" to unfetter illusion and let imagination run free.  The images we have collected for this series came at a tremendous price, which we explained previously.]
> read more from Restoring the Lost Sense . . .
#vintage illustration #moose
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