Robert L. Peters

11 October 2013

I’m a Mo Bro again… Movember 2013

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Manitoba, Canada

Last year, over 1.1 million of us Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world participated in the Movember movement, raising CAD $146.6 million to help combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

Here’s how it works… “Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a moustache for the 30 days of November. After registering on Movember.com, Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros act as walking and talking billboards, bringing awareness to men’s health issues and prompting conversations wherever they go.”

Please consider becoming a Mo Bro or Mo Sista, or making a donation.

In 2012, Canada raised the most Movember funds, a whopping CAD $42.6 Million. The UK was next, with GBP £26.98 Million; then Australia (where Movember began in 2003) with AUS $29.1 Million. The USA trailed these front-runners considerably with donations of USD $20.8 Million… and another 17 nations made up the balance.


10 October 2013

Malcolm T. Liepke… artist extraordinaire

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New York, USA

I stumbled across work by the self-taught American artist Malcolm T. Liepke this week… remarkable figurative paintings using wet-in-wet oil techniques. Liepke is considered one of the finest figurative painters working today, with sold-out solo shows, numerous awards, and prominent collectors to his credit.

View more works here. Read a great article about Liepke here.


9 October 2013

Banksy's latest… a New York residency.

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New York, New York

Banksy’s latest body of work takes the form of a “residency” in New York entitled Better Out than In, featuring a new graffiti work daily in one part of the metropolis or another. Some of the pieces have 1-800 telephone numbers stenciled beside them, allowing viewers to listen to an audio recording that compliments the visual work.

“The thrill is in the chase for many of the graffiti artist’s fans, as they rush to figure out the location of the next piece.” As might be expected, you can now trace NYC’s “Banksy Art Walk” via a live feed, here.

See more (with links to audio) here.


8 October 2013

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)


6 October 2013

Instructional diagrams… a man's best friend.

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instructions_for_baby

how_to_kiss_a_girl

(various sources)


4 October 2013

Swiss posters… from my collection

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Zürich, Switzerland

Like most graphic designers, I love posters. Like many others, I’m also somewhat of a collector (stamps, books, publications, ephemera, 100s of posters)…

This week I had the chance to unroll and look at some 30 or so posters I have from the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Zürich, acquired during a visit there in 1986. Beautifully designed and printed (many are silk-screened), these large A0-sized pieces (841 mm x 1189 mm) are truly a joy to view.

Shown above is a small selection — enjoy.


3 October 2013

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

—Oscar Wilde


1 October 2013

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then, I repeat myself.

—Mark Twain


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