Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Happy 4th of July!
Labels: Type Fantastique
Simple. Bold. Loud. This graphic is just like us.
Celebrating rockets and explosions can be a little emotionally complex, but fireworks and sparklers and children oohing and aahing after their bedtime is not. It's wonderful.
There was the end of a Simpsons episode where Bart speaks to the camera about war. He says:
"Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Contrary to what you've just seen, war is neither glamorous nor fun. There are no winners, only losers. There are no good wars, with the following exceptions: The American Revolution, World War II, and the Star Wars Trilogy".
Hooray for being in the greatest patriotic experiment in the world, for being in this bananas country that sometimes seems to barely work but somehow still does, like windmilling your arms to recover from slipping on a banana again and again, always slipping, never falling, wobbling, spinning. But mostly hooray for fireworks!
(And so is this vintage graphic scanned from American Boy Magazine by Leaping Frog Designs)