Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today's Daily Heller

Journalist/author/design historian Steve Heller brings a nicey to the Flora stora on his PRINT Magazine blog. Heller, who penned the 1998 New York Times obit for Flora, also wrote the Foreward in our first book, The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora.

P.S. If the guy on the right at left looks familiar, here's why.


Anonymous said...

Ah, another take on our friend Till Eulenspiegel, this time encountering a rather unfriendly-looking spaceman/robot.

What mischief on the part of Till Eulenspiegel could have induced the spaceman to produce his raygun?!

We may never know...

Might we have a year on this piece?

Irwin Chusid said...

It's from the early 1950s, around the same time as the Eulenspiegel figures posted on November 12. These two characters (and several others) originally appeared on a Flora business card. You can also find them on the back cover of our book The Curiously Sinister Art of Jim Flora.