Thursday, January 07, 2010

"The bison get all the attention..."

Some Paleolithic archaeology from the last episode of the first season of Mad Men...

Harry:I was always fascinated by the cave paintings at Lascaux. They’re like, 17 thousand years old. The bison get all the attention, but there are also all of these handprints. Tiny by today’s standards, with paint blown all around them.

Don: Signature of the artist.

Harry: But... I thought it was... like someone reaching through the stone, right to us. "I was here."

Actually, a suprisingly accurate take on some past and present interpretations of Paleolithic art. I've always wondered what graphic designers would make of some of the stylistic conventions used in rock paintings and in some cases, of their apparent longevity.


Stephen Chrisomalis said...

Nothing for four months and then two posts in two days? Your audience doesn't know what to think! :(

(Good to have you back!)

- Steve Chrisomalis

Julien Riel-Salvatore said...

Gotta keep 'em guessing, Steve, you know that... you don't want to be taken for granted, right ;) All kidding aside, I'm back for good at this point so check back often!