keeping up with my valentine’s tradition, here are some new valentines from repeat valentine illustrator ben kling. his previous collection was dictators and it looks like he removed the be mein/hitler one, too controversial? these ones should be more pc, it looks like they’re notable luminaries from academia.
happy valentine’s, y’all! it’s already been over a year since i started the blog? wow. last year i blogged about barbara pala’s valentine illustrations; in keeping with that spirit, here are some funny and terrible valentines from ben kling.
some choice selections from his “dictator” series from last year:
business of fashion came out with their list of this season’s top 10 fashion films. it’s no surprise that lanvin’s made #1. but i really enjoyed this one from olympia le-tan as directed by spike jonze called “mourir aupres de toi”:
i think i need me one of these book cover clutches. it reminds me of jillian tamaki’s covers for penguin that i posted about before.
on june 12th, conan o’brien gave the commencement speech at dartmouth college. in his speech, he went over “the conan doctrine”. the first rule? “all bachelor degrees will be upgraded to master’s degrees. all master’s degrees will be upgraded to phd’s. and all mba students will be immediately transferred to a white collar prison.”
another highlight from his speech: “before i begin, i must point out that behind me sits a highly admired president of the united states and decorated war hero while i, a cable television talk show host, has been chosen to stand here and impart wisdom. i pray i never witness a more damning example of what is wrong with america today.”
see how i’m trying to keep things more entertaining?