Well I emailed the artist responsible for these posters that I came across the other day. His name is Paul Sizer. Thanks to MD for his help in tracking the kid down.
I would love to see Paul's take on my 'Cave of Cool' mythology. His work seems to match up so perfectly with the ideas in my head - the constant running film trailer for 'Sky Calvin And The World Of Tomorrow'.
So far I have been nothing but happily overwhelmed by the work I had already commissioned from MD, Becca, Sam Gilmore, Kittyzilla and Laurie B. I love the faux militarism in a lot of Sizer's propaganda posters like this cool Chinese one.
One of the coolest things in my research was learning that Paul just finished designing the album cover work for Thomas Dolby's newest album - The album is out in the UK on October 24, and October 25 in the States.
One of my very favorite songs and videos from the golden age of music videos is the video for 'One of Our Submarines' by Dolby from his classic album - 'The Golden Age Of Wireless'. His work combined traditional music, electronica, sound effects, and elaborate stage shows.
Few songs I have ever heard before or since sparked my imagination as much as that one did. I was big into comics in the 80s when the album was released and the themes and moods and synth stylings did so much to begin to form the mythical world in my head that has developed into the 'Cave of Cool' that you all know so well today. Thomas Dolby gave my vision it's first soundtrack.
So my meeting with Paul will eventually happen because that is how kismet works in our universe. He was born to build on the genius work of the designers that came before him and give further texture and detail to the fun little creepshow I have created up here in the Tundra. Maybe even Thomas will stop by the Cave to give some encouragement to one of his biggest fans back in the day.
Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.