I found some of my notebooks of notes from art school (mostly from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1990-92; perhaps a few from prior part-time classes at Austin Community College, 1985-89); I thought I’d type ’em up for posterity.
First: Look for Phillip Garner’s “Better Living Catalog” – a compilation of crazy inventions and oddities created by the author. Each invention is accompanied by a “sales pitch” which explains the utility of the invention and how modern man can benefit from the particular creation…a very funny book. Or possibly Garner’s Gizmos & Gadgets.
My notes mention:
- Bacon watchband
- Shower in a can
- Footprint shoe (letters on the bottom of shoe spell out your message)- LOVE this one!
- Pocket tie
- Leggage-armage – arms dealer
- Don’t lose your head-bag
- and a sketch of a great household do-everything robot.