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Black Cow 2008 Poster & Calendar

NOVEMBER 8, 2007
The entire piece
This is the second year that I have created a poster/calendar for Black Cow Architects in Boston.The Black Cows are an exceptional group that take their work seriously yet weave their presence with an offbeat sense of humor. Fortunatly for me they have let me have a big role in defining that humor
with my art and writing.
The theme of this years poster is the unsung role that the black cow has played throughout history.
In the art I played around with some different looks to get the feeling of a diverse collection of objects and ephemera, yet trying to keep it all within my visual domaine.
The poster itself is an 11 X 34 accordion fold piece.  I am showing some of the visuals with a brief description of  each.
A circus banner from a freak show in the 1930's
An unearthed ancient petroglyph in concrete that proves we were visited by alien bovines long ago.
Unusual circumstances that led to the 'Black Cow Theory of the Universe'.
A little known fact about Queen Victoria.
Opening band at Woodstock.
The DC comic that nearly put them under.
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