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user-inactivated  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

When and where is this from? I'm trying to figure if I've seen it before or if it just looks familiar because it reminds me of the Psygnosis logo.

kleinbl00  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I had to look it up because yeah - it could easily have been Psygnosis. It's the right era. But nope - Eraldo Carugati.

Probably the guy you hired if you wanted something that looked like Psygnosis but didn't want to pay for it.

Edit DAMMIT not Psygnosis Hipgnosis

user-inactivated  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Interestingly, the man who made the Psygnosis logo, Roger Dean, had a career in album art too. (I didn't know that, Wikipedia told me).

::Edit:: Checked out some of his covers. They're pretty neat too.

kleinbl00  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There were only like two dozen people in the UK doing pretty much all of their contributions to world culture from like 1968 to like 1985.

user-inactivated  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Huh. Kind of like what the English Romantics did for literature in the 19th century. I often wondered if those writers were really that good, or just what everyone knew and was comfortable with, like pop music, but for books.

I might look into some of these album guys.

kleinbl00  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You were tested on Last of the Mohicans not because it was any good, but because like five percent of the ninety percent that were literate of the thirty percent that were northerners of the seventy percent who were white of the eight million people in the United States read it 200 years ago. So like 80,000 people.

kleinbl00  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

From Tim Hunkin's Rudiments of Wisdom, which I just discovered this week, having adored The Secret Life of Machines for decades

user-inactivated  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Interesting comic. For the blindfold, I do not know if it is all owls, but I do know some have ears that sit at different heights, where one ear is above the eyeline and the other below. Scientists thinks this helps them better pinpoint sound locations.

Also, related to the blindfold and the face myth, facial disks.

Also, I don't recommend looking them up if you're squeamish, because they're surprisingly big and a bit uncomfortable to look at, but owl ears themselves are pretty interesting. I've actually been told that for some owls, if you look through their ears at the right angle, you can just see the back of their eyes and the nerves that stem from them. Yeah. Never had the opportunity to check that one, don't really feel tempted to.

::Edit:: I showed Dala ears and we saw eyeballs. Nowhere near as gross as I thought it would be, but it's still pretty weird.