Public Domain Retro Comic Pop Art

RND/ to consider pop art posters based on nicely cheesy, public domain retro comics

mostly 2688×3840, .jpg, cleaned up in Gimp

Notes arising: this project took a little too long to complete for my liking; along the way, I found myself thinking that making art is deathly boring. Thing is, I’ve not the imagination to think up anything better to do with dead time – this strange half life, somehow as-yet not quite lived. Almost like I’ve been waiting for something all my life (perhaps the end of dead, dull time and useless thought itself.) That this itself might constitute the shaky basis of a form of plain bad conceptual practice I term “Big Science” – that one day I might find myself caught in its constant, unending churning cycle / hamster wheel of pathetic Research and Development. Flat, dull days pass by in a smeary blur of slow, soul-cushing sameness. Faded comics of yesterday, swirling around one’s feet in the forgotton megacities of tomorrow

// how to play big science

Scholastic Poetry: Mad, Sad And Glad

RND/ to consider scholastic poetry

remarkable poetry / photography collection by young people direct from some near future retro 60s memory of faded american days now long gone/ effortlessly enchanting with mad / sad / glad dreamscape warmth

poems and photography from scholastic creative writing awards – selected / edited by stephen dunning/ displayed here for artistic historical and educational purposes

as scanned / cleaned / greyscaled / presented by researcher robert what

note: robert found/ contacted one writer seen in x collection/ now a successful artist in ir own right – who had not heard or even remembered this poetry for over 50 years/ some certain sadness was heard in ir voice/ combined with reticent gratitude for obviously difficult / distant memories now stirred after so many faded summers

how beautiful / strange – mad / sad / glad indeed