Thursday, July 26, 2012


Well today i'm feeling kinda lazy so i'll let you do all the work .....
today's post showcases one of my favorite illustrator the great Gustaf Tenggren .An easy google search for you to discover who the man was .

But i do feel that  today's post is more about why i think it's important to keep on buying "real books" instead of "ebooks" . keeping it real is the idea right !? .......To help on that matter and sort of prove my point, if i may , i'll use quotes from one of my personal heroes the great JW
i was fortunate enough to talk to the great John Waters 3 times here in Sf while riding MUNI [SF public transportation]..yes,John is taking the bus like all of us and is a nice guys to boot .here are some of my favorite quotes from him and it's all about books ....
 “It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else"
“Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it's the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.”
“You should never read just for "enjoyment." Read to make yourself smarter! Less judgmental. More apt to understand your friends' insane behavior, or better yet, your own. Pick "hard books." Ones you have to concentrate on while reading. And for god's sake, don't let me ever hear you say, "I can't read fiction. I only have time for the truth." Fiction is the truth, fool! Ever hear of "literature"? That means fiction, too, stupid.”

and my all time favorite of course :“We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck them.” ― John Waters


  1. Hey Patrick,

    I don't know if you remember me, but i'm the chap from the UK who continually bugged you in the past regarding the limited run of repro ww2 stencil print t shirts..particularly the VF3 USN shirt.I was just wondering if you had a new batch in the pipe works any time soon? Also, I moved up to the U.S with my wife just last week, as she will be working out here for a couple of years in Connecticut. I visited the air museum just the other day which had a great collection of original ww2 USN goods, particularly the classic A2 flight jacket. As i'm unfortunately not able to work out here until my E.A.D comes through, I have been looking at doing voluntary work. Any recommendations on where to go, as at the minute were stuck in a hotel suite in Windsor Locks(not the nicest place in the world), until we find somewhere to rent in a nice area(?). I have also included a link to my wordpress site, displaying a selection of my drawings. I've never tried to promote my work, so if you have any recommendations, I would be extremely greatful? Sorry to go on and be a continual pain


  2. yes G i do remember you and your drawings....welcome to the US where i'm sure you can find plenty of opportunities to work for free
    well ,on a serious note,whether you're a man of faith or not , your local church is always a good start here in the US for help on that matter .the other being city hall,as plenty of local associations are always looking for a voluntier as most of the small cities are broke nowadays ....


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