Saturday, February 25, 2017

new prints of Bill Mudron

Here is our wonder | wander | world pick of the week.

If Miyazaki was a pre-WWII Japanese wood print artist, here's what his characters might look like.

Studio Ghibli Characters Look Even Better in Traditional Japanese Wood-Cut Style

In a new series of posters from illustrator Bill Mudron, an alternate history is imagined - if beloved animator Hayao Miyazaki was born a half century earlier, he might have been a wood printer in the vein of shin-hanga print artist Kawase Hasui.

A marvelous mashup of Japanese cultural icons, casting peaceful settings from Miyazaki films like My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away, in Hasui's turn-of-the-century "new prints" style.


Friday, February 17, 2017

you've been RAK'd

Happy National Random Acts of Kindness Day!

The Origin Story

Today actually kicks off the Random Acts of Kindness [RAK] Week.

A random act of kindness is a non-premeditated, inconsistent action designed to offer kindness towards the outside world.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

hearts afire

This Valentine Day, here at wonder | wander | world we sing this ode of love 💘

Yet another Hearts Afire historical icon is the 90s American sitcom starring the late great John Ritter at his ever relevant irreverent best.

Not to be mistaken with the Marian ministry site of the same name proudly touting "SHOP Mercy."

Plus our personal fave from 188 Galerie - be my Valentine!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Celebrating Black History Month 2017

February is when we celebrate awareness of African Americans and their contributions to civilization.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

After eight years of stellar Black History Month celebrations with the Obamas, we get this dud from Trump's first. 

Here at wonder |wander | world we choose to celebrate all of humanity in all our glory. 

Let freedom reign!