Monday, April 21, 2008

Please Stay Seated During Your Flight

Well, the concert was a-mazing. Gosh, I'm still pretty taken aback by the whole thing (fabulous audience, wonderfully intimate setting, the band sounded great and it was obvious they were enjoying themselves immensely). And I was less than 6 feet away from the stage {insert girlish squeaky-noise here}. It's so cool when a band you've followed and admired for many, many years is every bit as good live as you imagined they'd be. And my fellow Death Cab fans, you may rest assured. The new album coming out next month sounds *awesome*. Utterly awesome.

And after much tinkering, the Bearded Lady is now available in print form over yonder.

My scanner just about keeled over and died from having to scan the gold leafing on this painting. It did not like the gold leafing at all. But with a kick and a punch and a "you WILL like this...or else!" I was able to get everything lookin' good, the result being a lovely and very richly-toned print. I do love gold leaf but my goodness it can be a bit of a pain in the rear for reproductions.

On a completely unrelated side note, I was cleaning out old computer files earlier and came across this scan I made years ago from a flight safety card I *ahem* "borrowed" from a plane that I thought you'd all enjoy."DO NOT jump out of plane into flames of doom.

DO NOT jump out of plane onto sharp pointy rocks.

DO jump out of plane when the coast is clear."

It's a weird quirk, but I love flight safety cards. Is it strange that flipping through them is my favorite part about flying? I just love how every flight has their own uniquely illustrated safety card version. And sometimes, you get really hilarious illustrations (like the one above). I'm fairly easily amused, as you can plainly see.

Happy Wednesday, kids!

10 comments:

Art Kitten said...

This is a really fun entry. I love the illustrations from flight booklets as well, and those are definitely gems!

dubuhdudesigns said...

Well that makes two of us easily amused..those images made me think of a song by Meryn Cadell calles"I want to be a Flight Attendant"..worth listening to if you can find it.
Hoping to see DCC this summer here in Bend..great new pieces by the way:)

Eggman Studios said...

Thanks gang! :) I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets a kick out of these sorts of silliness.

Oh! The Bend show was one I was origianlly planning to attend (just couldn't afford to make the trip down there)! That should be insanely fun (DCC *and* Decemberists?! Ack!!). Hope you have a blast! :)

mellowbeing said...

You're definitely not the only one! On my last trip to Austin, my friend and I must've spent half an hour giggling over the misinterpretations of the flight guides. It's just too easy sometimes!

Rachel said...

I posted my pics. They're crappy.

Eggman Studios said...

Cool, thanks! :)

Rachel said...

hehe... you're welcome. I had to describe where the drummer was supposed to be on the first picture and one of my coworkers was like, that's the drummer? I thought it was a coat rack...

Eggman Studios said...

Haha! Oh my. :)

Teresa said...

I thought you might like this pretty awesome wallet by tinymeat at etsy - it's of an airplane safety card. :) I love the zombie one and godzilla vs. a unicorn, myself. :)

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11378760

Eggman Studios said...

Ack! Thank you, Teresa, for pointing me to that! Must. Get. *Now*. :)