Archive for March, 2010

What do you get for that special spoiled child that has every Barbie ever made? The Alfred Hitchcock ‘The Birds’ Barbie by Mattel, of course. Okay, maybe it’s not exactly for children to play with. It’s part of the Black Label collection which is described as “Sensational dolls designed for the adult collector” on the [...]

DRAWING NEW YORK Approximately 8.4 million people live in New York City, and Manhattan resident Jason Polan plans to draw them all. Polan, whose illustrations have been published in The New Yorker and shown in various galleries, hatched “Every Person In New York” in March 2008. “I love interactive projects,” says Polan, who studied art and anthropology [...]

Todd Klein, letterer extraordinaire, born in 1951, grew up in Central New Jersey, spent his time reading every piece of imaginative fiction that he could get his hands on, including comic books. His grandfather, Rex Derr, a part-time jewelry engraver and sign painter, encouraged him to draw and write, and introduced him to lettering. After spending [...]

THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK Patrick was born in Britian. His father was a wealthy alderman and a Christian. When Patrick was 16 years old, pirates captured him during a raid and sold him as a slave in Ireland.  He served as a shepherd of an Irish Chieftain in Ulster. During his captivity, he dedicated [...]

Not a normal post for Gilbert Musings, but as a Brooklynite, I was shocked to hear and see what took place recently in a neighborhood I used to frequent. A freak wind storm with 70 plus MPH winds blew through Marine Park section of Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night, uprooting trees and caused some major [...]

FRA ANGELICO TO LEONARDO: ITALIAN RENAISSANCE DRAWINGS EXHIBITION Opening April 22 and running through July 25, 2010 is the Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings, a special exhibition at The British Museum. From the two foremost collections in the field, this major exhibition features 100 exquisite drawings by Italian Renaissance artists including Raphael, Leonardo, [...]

If you haven’t seen Lady Gaga’s video for ‘Telephone’ starring Beyonce and Tyrese Gibson, you should. It’s Natural Born Killers meets Thelma and Lousie with a a dash of 1970′s women-in-prison film flair. I would say it’s NSFW due to it’s lyrical content and sexual theme, so save the viewing for a lunch break. It [...]

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