Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Blasting from the Pasting! ... wait what?

These are excepts from my Oxford's visual dictionary of nearly everything. It is lacking in some aspects when it comes to living up to it's title, but it makes it up in unintended humor and gorgeous illustrations. It's great fun to see what the norms of clothing, hair and technology were back in the day.

But it's much better fun to find all the strange compositions they came up with when trying to describe ordinary tasks.

Such as above, where one scuba diver is just about to assault the other. In this underwater attack surprise is everything, which is probably why he has decided to beat his fellow diver to a watery grave with an appropriately themed conch shell instead of using the handy knife he is wielding.

See fig. 8

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