From The Fuck
“Happiness and the absurd are two sons of the same earth,” said Albert Camus. “They are inseparable.” Indeed, absurdity does have a way of instilling happiness in us. Take, for example, Nekozushi, the brainchild of Japanese company Tange & Nakimushi Peanuts (a name that’s equally absurd).
Nekozushi, or Cat Sushi, is exactly what you think it is: a series of felines placed on top of a bed of rice and playfully adorned with props to make them look like different types of sushi. Hooray for absurdity?
1. Kiyoshi Awazu, poster for Double Suicide, 1969 (Awazu on 50 Watts)
2. Kurosawa’s own artwork for Dodes’ka-den (Clickety Clack), 1970
3. ”Young Miss” (Ojo san) movie poster, 1930 . via Pink Tentacle
4. For a Few Dollars More, 1967
5. Masculin Féminin, 1966. via Zero Focus
6. House, 1977. via Gurafiku
7. Rififi, 1955
8. Onibaba, 1964
The Minimum Bible
A Presbyterian pastor who moonlights as a graphic designer, Novak describes his Minimum Bible as a “visual diving board” into the text of the Old and New Testament. Composed of 66 minimalist posters, the project is Novak’s attempt to distill each book of the Bible into a single symbolic design.