Sunday, April 5, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #44 / Honeycomb Kids


My wife bought this 1976 children's book at a thrift store because she liked the cover. I like it too, but it is a bit strange, I don't think it entirely works. The book is a compilation of stories by different authors and illustrators so the style of the cover is not continued on the interior. Illustrator: Tom Upshur

7 comments:

Phoenix said...

why do you say it doesn't work?

Julian Montague said...

I think the title is too close to the bee and the filaments of the flower look like they are the Antennae of the bee, which is kind of confusing.

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Beneath the Carolina Moon said...

Buffalo NY? I always wondered why they called it Buffalo and not some other animal of the western plains, like say Prairie Dog NY. I think that works, unlike the ugly book cover

Julian Montague said...

It's a bit of a mystery. Here are the possible reasons Buffalo is called Buffalo (via Wikipedia).

Most popular accounts hold that the name "Buffalo" is a corruption of the French phrase beau fleuve, "beautiful river," a phrase said to have been exclaimed by French explorers upon seeing the Niagara River. This speculation, however, is contradicted by primary sources. French explorers actually referred to the Niagara River in print as Riviere aux Chevaux, "River of Horses."[11] The earliest name origin theory to appear in print (1825) relates a story about stolen horsemeat being passed off as bison flesh, with the site of the illicit picnic henceforth remembered as "Buffalo," but the author who conveyed this tale expressed his skepticism.[12] What is clear is that there were no bison in the area; that the settlement of Buffalo took its name from Buffalo Creek;[13] and that Buffalo Creek first appeared on a map in 1759-1760.[14] Although the Beau Fleuve theory is the least plausible of several theories, it is unlikely that Buffalo's true name origin can be conclusively established.

tia said...

cute picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!