... is purely coincidental.
Jim Flora, untitled and unpublished tempera draft, mid-1950s:
The Magnetic Fields, 2012:
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
Illustration detail, "What is Automation," Collier's magazine, March 16, 1956. The optimistic take: "Automation has been heralded by some as the threshold to a new Utopia, in which robots do all the work while human drones recline in pneumatic bliss." There was a counterbalancing pessimistic view, but in observance of the current summer heat wave, we'll stick with the sunshinier forecast.
We're still looking forward to consumer helicopters with open-air cockpits.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
P.S. This non sequitur works too. Illustration from The Fabulous Firework Family, Flora's first (1955) children's book.