Hooray! It’s time once again to visit the Duck Fashion Show, where haute couture meets sassy waterfowl models. For the past 30 years Australian farmer Brian Harrington has been dressing up and showing off his Famous Ducks at the Fashionable Ducks Show, held during Sydney’s annual Royal Easter Show. Harrington works with a professional dressmaker who individually styles each duck in an impressively elaborate costume. The outfits range from day and evening wear, in both modern and period styles, to fancy bridal wear. Each year the beautifully dressed-up ducks
waddleparade along a duck-sized runway before an enthusiastic crowd that numbers in the hundreds.
Visit Brian Harrington’s website to learn more about his fabulous Famous Ducks.
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Putting our fashion to shame one quack at a time.
this has been a dovekie appreciation post
#it’s like a penguin crossed with a fat swallow
Marlon Brando and his cat, photographed by Murray Garrett, 1954.
London 1966 Fashion Shoot For Avenue - Photos By Paul Huf
Thousand Islands Trip | Hengki Koentjoro
SoP | Scale of Environments
World Scratch Map. A classic world map where the continents are topped with a scratch-off foil surface so you can show off the places you’ve visited.
my latest illustration! an ode to my troubled love/hate relationship with clutter.
I remember you saying this was a struggle to get through, so congrats on finishing! it looks beautiful~
SHANOWER & RODRIGUEZ ‘RETURN TO SLUMBERLAND’ IN GORGEOUS NEW ‘LITTLE NEMO’ SERIES THIS WEEK
By Chris Sims
Just in case you’re not up to speed on classic newspaper strips, Winsor McKay’s Little Nemo is one of the most innovative comics of the 20th century. Originally running in newspapers from 1905 to 1926, it was arguably one of the first real masterpieces of the form, with McKay’s surreal dreamscapes taking the form of beautiful imagery and page layouts that creators are still trying to recreate today.
Now, Nemo is returning to the comics page in Return To Slumberland. Not to be confused with the forthcoming Dream Another Dream anthology, this new series from Eric Shanower, Gabriel Rodriguez and Nelson Daniel launches this week from IDW Publishing, and it is beautiful. Seriously, just hands down one of the prettiest comics I’ve seen in a long time, and even though the first few pages don’t quite get into the strangeness of walking beds and stair-step city skylines, I get the feeling that all of that stuff shows up right where the preview ends.
Can’t wait for this.
Alphonse Mucha, advertising poster for JOB, 1896. Paris.
Cigarette rolling papers were the brainchild of Jean Bardou, a baker from Perpignan, patron of the arts and a man with vision in regard to advertising. He commissioned also Jules Chéret, Pal, Leonetto Cappiello, Firmin Bouisset and Toulouse-Lautrec to design posters for his company. Via Swann Galleries.