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Oh, the humanity.
Lisa Frank is basically childhood on acid, in a good way. I grew up just down the lane (well, Interstate 10) from the HQ, so we had Lisa Frank stores in the mall and she was kind of a local hero. But of course she belongs to everyone. She sort of did an on-camera interview that is noted here, but she is a shadowy talking figure like in those TV crime documentaries. What’s she hidin’ in that rainbow panda bear, and why is he so happy, anywho? (Also, I think “Lisa Frank binder” needs to be an improv suggestion, stat.)
Keebler’s Elves Are Moving Into a Tree Near You
Kellogg’s Keebler brand carves out a great urban marketing strategy through their “Tiny Door Project”, which commissions artists to create tiny doors at the base of trees across the country
This looks a bit like Catlanta, but with mystical doors into the bases of trees and a different hashtag.
I’ve been attending Dragon Con all weekend, so I decided to take a little mental break by watching C-SPAN videos. I enjoyed some of them, like this one. I am starting to feel a wee bit old(er), though.
If you’re ever in Bavaria … Ludwig II used to have a pretty nice pad there.
Man oh man … I gotta get me back to Europe sometime not too far in the future.
This video is a bit old, but I wanted to resurface it because it’s adorable and inspirational. And fitting, as all our summer vacations slowly taper off.
A break from the normal TRUPHX posts…
I’ve always had a curiosity about the buildings that once existed Downtown, one of those being the old FOX Theatre. After doing some research on The FOX I found several pictures online and decided to see where it once stood (south east corner of 1st Street and Washington) and to my dismay I came upon an empty lot.
I stood there and imagined what that corner once looked like, families w/kids coming in and out of the the theatre, teenagers on their first dates, local Phoencians watching “Psycho” and catching glimpses of Downtown Phoenix in the film.
I snapped a picture of the lot and in photoshop superimposed an old picture of The FOX on top of the picture I took of the lot w/modern day Phoenix surrounding it and came up w/the picture above. Since then I’ve done several dozen other pictures and at the urging of family and friends I had a show during First Friday in May at Nostra Style House entitled ”Forgotten Phoenix”.
The following pictures are what was on display and again I did these for fun and my own curiosity and not for profit.
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Thank You and Enjoy!
Another take on the ol’ “then and now” holding-up-a-photo history thing.