Yearly Archives: 2012

      Honestly, I find this Christmas card pretty unusual. Unless, this was not unusual a century ago, and the Christmas card visual codes have change a lot since. No idea. In any case, Merry Christmas to all of you.    

Merry Christmas

  So it seems that I’m becoming a xenomorph collector… You know, the alien in the Alien movies. I’m not sure how it has happened, I stopped caring about figures and figurines when I hit puberty a few decades ago. However, about a year ago, I found a xenomorph figurine […]


    One of the things that fascinate me with those old postcards is the way people used to look a century or so ago. Did they really look this different, or do the clothes, the haircuts, make-ups and such create the illusion of such a difference in facial features? […]


    I’ve recently come upon a French cultural personification called “Marianne.” My simple assumption is that she is somewhat of an analogue to “Lady Liberty”, “Uncle Sam”, or “John Bull.” For the purposes of illustration, what symbols/posture/demeanor/etc. denote a female figure as Marianne? What visual symbols/posture/attitude/etc. are not acceptable, […]