Robert Crumb is an artist and illustrator recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. While he is perhaps best known for his ‘Keep on Truckin’” and Fritz the Cats’ cartoons, his ‘Short History of America’ series is an urbanist classic.
Arguably his most timeless image, this series shows the gradual metamorphosis of a single plot of land from virgin wilderness to urban decay in 12 panels. It first appeared in black & white in 1979 in the ecological magazine Co-Evolutionary Quarterly and in Snoid Comics. It was rearranged and colored by Peter Poplaski in 1981 and quickly became Kitchen Sink Press’ best-selling poster.
Panels 1-6 of “A Short History of America,” by Robert Crumb
Panels 7-12 of “A Short History of America,” by Robert Crumb
A poster version of the series can be purchased here.
First in a three post series,(Parts 2 and 3)
A look at the words that appeared most often in my tweets during the month of November 2009.
Five of my favorite articles and blog posts that I read between November 20th-27th.
A quick test to see if you are an urbanite.
As an incurable urbanist, I am excited by what’s going on in downtown Phoenix. However, I am not blind to the fact that it is a work in progress.
Not only was Greenbuild an opportunity to promote the virtues of shopping locally, it was also an opportunity for Local First Arizona to connect with many local green-business owners in Arizona.
While we all have an image of our selves that we try and project to others, what matters most is how other perceive us. Here is how I’m viewed on Twitter.
Ever since I heard about the TEDx concept, I have dreamed that it would come to Phoenix. Well my dreams are answered. TEDxPhoenix is happening TONIGHT!
Well, it’s all over now! And all I can say is that it was an experience that I won’t soon forget.
A community garden is coming to 7th Ave! It will be located on the empty lot next to Melrose Pharmacy, on the corner of 7th Ave and Montecito Ave. in uptown Phoenix.