Robert L. Peters

6 August 2011

Lest we forget… Hiroshima.

Hiroshima, Japan

This is a day that weighs heavy on the hearts of pacifists and peacemakers every year… 66 years ago today, at 08:15 on Monday, 6 August, 1945 the first nuclear weapon ever deployed on human beings (a bomb named Little Boy) was dropped on Hiroshima by the crew of the American B-29 bomber Enola Gay. Several days later, at 11:02 on Wednesday, August 9, Nagasaki was the target of the world’s first plutonium bomb (named Fat Man) dropped by the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, flown by the crew of 393rd Squadron.

In 2005, I was one of 24 designers invited to contribute posters to Lest We Forget: Canadian Designers on War, an initiative marking the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (I’ve posted on that previously, here).

4 August 2011

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

3 August 2011

Chris Gilmour… life-sized in cardboard.

Udine, Italy

Chris Gilmour creates incredible life-sized sculptural structures using only cardboard and glue…

2 August 2011

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

Charlie Chaplin (1899-1977)

1 August 2011

One man’s garbage…

Beauvais, France

Gilles Eichenbaum, aka GARBAGE, make some fine lamps from discarded objects… enjoy more here.

(Thanks to my dear Brazilian friend Ruth Klotzel for the link).

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