Cat Johnson


Lou Brooks' Loving, Curmudgeonly Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies

From SCUM-X Cleaning Powder to the Polaroid SLR 680, a graphic design veteran's digital display of obsolete tools of the trade.

Self-dubbed “the world’s oldest kid,” illustrator, designer, and author LouBrooks is one of those people whose work has helped shape the pop culture landscape of the last 40 years. A self-taught artist whose style is a mashup of 1940s and 1950s comics, pulp fiction book covers, the golden age of advertising and Mad magazine, Brooks' illustrations have been featured in just about every major publication including TheNew Yorker, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, Time and Newsweek. He has won numerous awards including the Illustrator of the Year award from Adweek magazine. He even redesigned the Monopoly man. His latest project, TheMuseumofForgottenArtSupplies, a hat tip to days gone by, is a cheerful exhibition of aged tools of the trade.

GOOD: What led you to create the Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies?

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