The Post-Punk / New Wave Super Friends by Butcher Billy
Would it be the effect of their contribution to a cultural movement? Is it the way they impact the time and the generation they are targeting? Or just how their exposure constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era?
As a child of the 80’s I was heavily influenced by everything from saturday morning cartoons on TV to the music coming from the radio. Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman. Real people or imaginary characters, the incorruptible ideals of perfect superheroes or the human flaws and desires sometimes so desperately depicted in song lyrics - all of those influences affect us to the point of defining our character and personality, career paths and life choices.
The references we are exposed and specifically the ones we choose to absorb make us who we are. Who are your heroes?
Genuine “ugly bag”, directions on one side, and a head-shot of a girl who strongly resembles Eric Forman’s sister on the other. Printed on a #735 Grocery Bag (about 10” x 6” x 17”), the only thing I would have added is a series of disclaimers, (Example: Do not drive while wearing UGLY BAG, Does not prevent sexually transmitted diseases, fold, staple, or mutilate, etc.)
I don’t know where they get the idea that anyone would have a use for this, but there it is. We initially got them from the stock of a defunct joke shop, but found out they were popular so we ordered more. Go figure!