Funny stuff! Looks like an excellent experiment in compliment colors - love your color choices!
Rob Dunlavey November 10, 2006
Hal, these are real keepers. Not sure what the final form might be; watered down into a board game would be a shame.
Many years ago (late 80's?), you gave a slide show to the GAG in Boston (Cambridge Art Assoc. maybe)… Among other things, YOU showed a sketch "map" that connected all the issues, junk, priorities, etc of life, possibly your life. I think it was an exercise: a tool to help students sort stuff out and figure out what the next steps should be. These remind me a bit of that mental map. Great stuff.
rag November 10, 2006
Its great looking back on old stuff and get re-inspired. You don't have to always go and invent a better wheel or a rounder mousetrap.
Robert Saunders November 10, 2006
Hal, these are interesting. I'm sure you could think up a game for drawings like these. I already got an idea for one:
—In which Drawger bloggers try to one-up each other with the best blog. Winner gets to go on an all-expense paid trip to a major metropolitan magazine, meet an art director, and do a spot illustration assignment!
fisher November 10, 2006
Nice Hal, I want to see what the game pieces look like.
Christoph Hitz November 10, 2006
I'm having a miserable "System X Day" or "Font-management from Hell Event". Logging on to Drawger and finding Your hilarious post balances my equilibrium.
Nancy Stahl November 11, 2006
Hal..! These are great, just as they are..! I love game boards, have all my life (someday my MIB "Endangered Species" with the board and box a huge illustration by.. Mark Hess (I think) will pay for my retirement). But these are wonderful as art and as a concept. Do kids play game boards anymore?
Gameboard in Search of a Game... how poignant..!!
Does that really say: "Take Home the ZINC" in Boredom Kingdom?
Hal Mayforth November 13, 2006
Thanks for the comments, folks! I don't know what I'll do with these, if anything. I think they would make interesting paintings, but I'd have to work up the energy to paint all those squares.
Rob- Man, you have a good memory. The slides you are refering to are what I call Mind Maps, and I still whip one out every now and then when I have an ungodly amount of information to organize. Maybe I'll post something about that one of these days.
Nancy- My kids still play board games on occasion. Presently they are more interested in becoming card sharks. I was never much of a card player and I blame this development on my wife.