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:
my special someone gave me this valentine on thee most “romantic” holiday of the year:
me + you: this kind of love is intergalactic
this is from sardinian-born designer barbara pala’s “me+you” series, featuring iconic couples. they’re all so witty and cute that i have to share them all. and there’s a variation for just about everyone, regardless of your relationship status.
can you figure out all the references?
me + you + you: some people just have a lot of love to give
me + you: there's a dark side to love
me + you: rubber ducky, i'm awfully fond of you
me + me: look into the mirror & love what you see
me + you go together like peas & carrots
me + you: all you need is love
me + you: drugged, drunk, & desperately in love
isn’t this series fun? from top to bottom the answers are (1) han solo + princess leia, (2) playboy bunny + hugh heffner + playboy bunny, (3) black swan + white swan, (4) ernie + burt, (5) kanye west, (6) forest + jenny, (7) john lennon + yoko ono, and (8) kurt cobain + courtney love. i especially love the kanye one!