Thursday, July 30, 2009

Maira Kalman, mind reader, arteest

I first saw Maira Kalman's work on one of my favorite blogs, What Possessed Me. I just recently found a series that is close to my own heart: Old fogies. It's like she pulled the thoughts straight from me brainz! Enjoy!

She blogs here.


hello gorgeous said...

She is one of my favorite artists. I love her take on everything! She has a blog in the New York Times every last Friday of the month (tomorrow). Keep an eye out for it, it's called "And the Pursuit of Happiness".

Clorivak said...

This is so amazing, Thanks for sharing!

me melodia said...

These are darling.
Great post.

Anonymous said...

Moira Kalman is fantastic, and for any fans of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style (and if you're not a fan, it won't take you long to figure out if you are one, because it's a small book), the Maira* Kalman-illustrated version of this small but brilliant book is worth picking up.

*Isn't the internet thingy a wonder: during the course of leaving this comment, I went to Wikipedia and discovered that this woman's first name is "Maira," not "Moira." This despite having been a fan for a while. I am shamed, yes, but also I am smarter than I was when I wrote the first paragraph of this comment. Or more well informed, anyway. Less ignorant: less ignorant in a very, very narrow way, but still: I can feel it. I am less ignorant now (1:38 EDT) than I was at 1:35 and I think I'll go have a Zone bar or triple-tall latte (I am a latte-sipping liberal, you see: a latte-sipping liberal, but is there another way to drink any sort of coffee? Other than sipping it? If you don't want to burn the s**t out of your tongue/mouth, I mean? Do people with less burn-prone tongues/mouths than mine chug or maybe pound their coffee? I don't believe they do, unless maybe they wait until it's merely warm and then throw it back in one gulp and crush the paper cup on their foreheads, Animal House style, or smash their mug or cup on the floor and then head to the store to replace the broken mug or cup) to celebrate.