Thursday, December 17, 2009

Document Of Considerable Historic Interest Rediscovered


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See, now this, this is why I started this blog, so I would re-find things I haven't seen in a long time. Above is a scan of an original Yellow Pages ad for the Knoxage Water Company in San Diego, the one I used ten years ago to steal the design accurately. Those of you who have seen my stuff on the web for a while will immediately grasp the significance of the clipping.

For the rest of you, I'll get you up to speed: I am totally obsessed with "Knoxie," the brave corporate deer. In 1999, for instance, I came up with a Knoxie gag cartoon a day for twenty days. I painted paintings of Knoxie. I drew Knoxie in my sketchbook. My coworker and I acted out little dramas between Knoxie and Trotski, his evil twin:


You can tell it's the evil one because he only has three legs. This is very important!

Later, on the interwebs, I used Knoxie more or less constantly during a period when I participated in the Photoshop contests at Fark. like this dumb one:



Is it possible to fall in love with a corporate logo? I say YES. Won't you accept Knoxie into your life?
Something tells me you're going to be seeing a lot of Knoxie on this page. Praise him!

7 comments:

jflorek said...

Just in time for Xmas!

hughman said...

i wanted to be a knoxie but it's been all trotski so far.

Padre Mickey said...

Is there room in my heart for both Jesus AND knoxie?

Madduane said...

avowed follower of trotski.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Hmm, they used to be identical twins, but then that dark night near the LBJ Ranch when Trotski ran out in front of my car...

pwapvt said...

Excellent find!

Distributorcap said...

at least his nose doesnt lite up