In Focus: The Easter Rocket War of Vrontados
Every Easter, in the Greek village of Vrontados, members of rival churches sitting across a small valley stage a “rocket war” by firing thousands of homemade rockets towards each other while services are held. The objective for each side is to strike the bell of the opposing church. The festival, called Rouketopolemos, has been celebrated by the churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani for at least 125 years, its exact origins a mystery. Gathered here are images of this rocket war from the past few years.
The only real question to ask about art,
Whether it’s in the louvre,
Or on a freshman’s wall at Cal State Fullerton,
Is, “Did it move you?”
There’s no chance a comic like this could ever get published in a newspaper anymore. Shame, that.
“Paper stock and binding glue aside … few can deny that there is something deeply evocative about the sense-memory of a large expanse of assorted, uncurated books—much trash, and often much less treasure—at a library sale or used bookstore. As Farjeon writes, these ‘must all come to dust in some little bookroom or other—and sometimes, by luck, come again for a moment to light.’”
Sadie Stein on Eleanor Farjeon’s The Little Bookroom, winner of the first Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Artcrank Poster Show: San Francisco
Artcrank is an awesome outlet for bicycle-crazy artists to show off their skills in cities around the world. These are my cotributions to the San Francisco show from 2009-2012.
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