Ideal Boy, An: Charts from India


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/03/ideal-boy-an-charts-from-ind.html


#2

Adding this to my wish list!
(BTW - the lowest price on Amazon is $25, not $7.)


#3

It has been a LONG time, but I recall that Archie McPhee sold those posters. Actual ones from India. (Along with other cool stuff, like 20 year old cereal premium toys found in a warehouse, or unwanted unlamented DUNE action figures, or busts of Chinese Red Army generals.)


#4

That’s also how they tried to teach me Hindi and Punjabi in 6th grade from illustrated elementary school books which is why I know a bunch of nouns but no grammar.


#5

That last one… the ideal boy hands over “lost” children to the cops.


#6

Someone who can learn this art style could have a lot of spoofy fun.

Indian ex-pats of a certain age might be the best for the job.


#7

The Bad Habits sample reminded me of Goofus and Gallant for some reason.


#8

“Animals & Their Eatables”

I love that title.


#9

The style sort of fits in with so-called Outsider Art, but without the whiff of possible psycho-social ‘issues’.


#10

I definitely have all those down, definitely.


#11

This encourages snitching on the ideologically “lost”; it also normalizes martial law.


#12

Funny you should say that


#13

Wonderful!


#14

a store well worth going to visit if one is in that neck of the woods.


#15

Thiruvalluvar. Yeah, a real great philosopher. Please.


#16

Indeed!

The one I will never forget illustrated several old parables with the moral printed under them.

The moral for The Fox and the Grapes was “Grapes are sour.”

I think somebody didn’t quite understand the point of that story.


#17

So the donkey’s natural “eatable” is homework?


#18

You are knowing that I am not knowing that your are kindly doing the needful


#19

The Ideal Boy is missing a part.


#20

It’s a great book, full of beautiful charts.
I know the French version, they translate and replace all the titles and cations !

edit : cation = captions