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Dec 06, 2013
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The birchbark doodles of a 15th century boy

One of the most fascinating archeological finds in Russia has been the discovery of hundreds of “birchbark documents” (messages written on the bark of birch trees with a sharp stylus) that were created from the 11th to the 15th century…

The drawings from Novgorod that we have found appear to all come from a Russian boy named Onfim, who lived at the end of the twelfth century or beginning of the thirteenth century in the city of Novgorod. By the estimate of the archaeologists who unearthed his works, he was around seven years old at the time that he made these drawings.

These are so great and even better with the captions. (“I am a wild beast!”)

(via @pomeranian99 > erikkwakkel)

Jan 31, 2013
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Doodle by Wayne Coyne


  scribbled in the lounge at the Embassy Suites hotel in Austin, Texas, during an interview at South By Southwest, which explains the beverage stains.

Doodle by Wayne Coyne

scribbled in the lounge at the Embassy Suites hotel in Austin, Texas, during an interview at South By Southwest, which explains the beverage stains.

Dec 07, 2012
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A visual history of Richard Nixon getting lazier


Lazier, or crazier? (Or both?) cf. Nixon’s doodles.

A visual history of Richard Nixon getting lazier

Lazier, or crazier? (Or both?) cf. Nixon’s doodles.

(Source: peterfromtexas, via megustamemes)

May 18, 2012
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Math puzzle doodles from Einstein’s Zurich Notebook

Math puzzle doodles from Einstein’s Zurich Notebook

Jan 29, 2012
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David Shrigley: The Art of the Doodle - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

In February, London’s Hayward Gallery will mount a major survey of his work. To stuff the show with new art, he says, he had to trick himself into thinking he wasn’t actually making art at all.

In a spiral notebook, he jotted down 180 ideas for 180 pieces. Most consist of a few purposely cryptic words, intended as jumping- off points. No. 116 is ‘‘sea monster smiling’’; others are equally open-ended: ‘‘sword fight,’’ ‘‘dog on its hind legs,’’ ‘‘William Shakespeare.’’ ‘‘I try not to think too hard about what I’m doing,’’ Shrigley says. ‘‘I’m just crossing things off a list and fi lling a page, and the work gets made as a byproduct of that task.’’

…The overall effect is like discovering the sketchbook of a boy who taught himself to draw while locked in a basement. ‘‘I’m not trying to draw badly,’’ says Shrigley, who graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. ‘‘I’m just trying to draw without any consideration of craft.’’

Filed under: David Shrigley

Jan 20, 2012
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Jan 09, 2012
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1910 extortion letter written by George Pavlick of “The Black Hand,” featuring bad Italian accent and doodles!

Hilarious. Thanks to Katharine Mead for sending it to me!

1910 extortion letter written by George Pavlick of “The Black Hand,” featuring bad Italian accent and doodles!

Hilarious. Thanks to Katharine Mead for sending it to me!

Oct 15, 2011
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Aug 08, 2011
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