Saturday, June 25, 2016

Jogging with George Booth

In 1980, cartoonist George Booth designed some bedding on the subject of jogging. Along the way he offers lots of good, practical advice. Here's a listing found last year on eBay:

EBay Listing Ending 4/26/2015

EBay Item Description

This bedding is currently available on Etsy, with the added benefit of a good ironing:

Etsy Item Copied June 25, 2016

Etsy Item Description
Also from Etsy are matching pillow covers listed individually at $20:
Start slowly.
Loosen up.
Proper footwear is a must!

Determine your speed.

Don't let the weather slow you down.
Don't cut corners too closely.

Watch out for neighborhood dogs...
Keep your eye on the road.
Stop and rest if you feel the need.

Don't get lost!

Jogging is not just for the young!

Jogging clears the mind and prepares you to
face a new day refreshed and renewed.

Note:  With this post, I hope to make Attempted Bloggery the world's leading authority on bedsheets designed by New Yorker cartoonists. I find you can be very successful in the blogosphere if you don't set your sights too high.

Meanwhile, George Booth will turn 90 this coming Tuesday. There's still time to relive the joy of this blog's collected posts about the art of George Booth.

While you're at it, don't miss Michael Maslin's Ink Spill posts about George Booth which now include a splendid photo of the artist's 90th birthday cake. All may be found here.

Chris Wheeler's Cartoon(ist) Galleries is a fine resource on George Booth. Just don't expect to find anything there about bedsheets.

Finally, if you'd like to know more about this great cartoonist, you don't want to miss Jane Mattimoe's recent interview with the man himself at A Case for Pencils.


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