Maybe that explains why I love anything with labels. And I don't mean designer ones.
Insects. Skeletons. Furry creatures.
Dr. Delbert Bronwyn was especially irresistible. I had to have him the minute I laid eyes on him (and his super-clearanced price of $4.99 on UrbanOutfitters.com)! Hey... you people's loss, my gain. Just keep buying your gladiator sandals and spectator oxfords and ironic t-shirts. I'm hoping the rest of this framed collection (complete with a monocle-wearing billy goat and a suited gorilla) go on sale soon, too.
What especially rocked my world is when I saw these mounted vegetables at a local art show. Fake food and a scientifically-labeled vibe. I think Mr. Wes Anderson would definitely approve.
These illustrations are from this so-cool-it-makes-my-heart-hurt booklet inside my Criterion Collection Royal Tenenbaums DVD case, that maps out every room in the Tenenbaum house. Eric Anderson is the illustrator and, as I just discovered, brother to director Wes Anderson. Which, I think is even doubly cool, for obvious reasons.
Remember the scene in Royal Tenenbaums where Royal finds the Javelina (boar's head) in the game closet?
Yep. We're just Oklahoma Tenenbaums. I think my dad even looks a bit like Gene Hackman here. Strike up the Mark Mothersbaugh soundtrack... ya'll.