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Aug 4 '14

erikkwakkel:

Fun Medieval Doodles

Here is a small selection of doodles I tweeted over the past year (@erik_kwakkel). Although they are usually not exactly eye-candy, they are easy to like. I think this is because they are often very funny, but also because the activity is such a familiar one. Almost without thinking we ourselves doodle on notepads, post-it notes or in the margin of the newspaper.

While our drawings are often the result of boredom, in the Middle Ages there was often a more pragmatic rationale behind their creation. In some cases they were a response to the text, such as the Adam and Eve doodle above. Moreover, many were the fruit of correcting the nib of the pen, like the little dog’s head. They are the medieval equivalent, as it were, of our scratching on a piece of paper to get the ink flowing.

In other cases still it remains a mystery what the doodling scribe was thinking. Why draw the skeleton that seems to hold a glass, for example? Is it a warning that our enjoying the delights of this planet will ultimately come to an end? A medieval campaign against riding your horse while under influence? Whatever the meaning of this poor guy with his drink may be, and in spite of the fact we are reminded of our own mortality, sketches like this do brighten the page - and my day.

Jun 16 '14
Magazine cover: The Hotspur #633, 1948. (cannot find artist)

Magazine cover: The Hotspur #633, 1948. (cannot find artist)

(Source: psychedelicway)

Jun 1 '14
nsumida:

I’m an oblivious speller.

nsumida:

I’m an oblivious speller.

May 8 '14
Apr 29 '14
sairobee:

"At first, I did not know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad handwritten book."

sairobee:

"At first, I did not know it was your diary. I thought it was a very sad handwritten book."

Apr 11 '14
Mar 4 '14
Mar 4 '14
greiison:

harsh toke, headstone

greiison:

harsh toke, headstone

Feb 19 '14
leppu:

This is so canon.

leppu:

This is so canon.

Feb 16 '14

adriofthedead:

don’t squeeze the caterpiller’s butt, that’s rude

Rhodinia fugax / squeaking silkmoth/ singing silkmoth

Jan 23 '14

samandriel:

sxizzor:

iammortalwombat:

bigcatrescue:

BIG cats love boxes too!

If it fits, I sits: Big Cat Edition

the fucking lion

The lion just flattened it completely 

Jan 11 '14

Still Life with Green Soup, Fernando Botero, 1972

(Source: plant-friend)

Dec 7 '13
adactivity:

[rap music playing]

cannot find source, assumedly from Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

adactivity:

[rap music playing]

cannot find source, assumedly from Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

(Source: rainydayrecesstoo)

Nov 19 '13
Oct 14 '13
puszcza:

Man, says science, is simply a highly developed cat (New York Journal, 1898)

puszcza:

Man, says science, is simply a highly developed cat (New York Journal, 1898)