Based on the Swiss painter Ferdinand Hodler's painting "Le bûcheron", this design is about natural habitat destruction and how we as humans and destroying our environment and ourselves. The title is a play on words in french. The word "bois" means "wood" as well as "antlers". So the title means "The wood chopping", chopping down the forests, natural habitats, our livelihood in a way that's akin to mutilating ourselves, chopping off our own antlers.
Tags: la-coupe-des-bois, deer, antlers, stag, horns
Long live DFW. Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents, as described in Infinite Jest. “Les Assassins des Fauteuils Rollents of Quebec are essentially cultists, locating both their political raison d’etre and their philisophical dasein within the North American sociohistorical interval of intensive special interest diffraction that preceded – nay, one might daresay stood in integral cause relation with respect to – the nearly simultaneous inaugurations of O.N.A.Nite governance, continental Independance, and the commercial subsidization of a lunar O.N.A.N. calendar. Like most Canadian cult extensions, however, the Wheelchair Assassins and their cultic derivations have proven substantially more fanatical, less benign, less reasonable, and substantially more malignant – in sum, more difficult for responsible authorities to anticipate, control, interdict, or reason with than even the most passionate U.S. kebals."
Tags: infinite-summer, david-foster-wallace, dfw
The Battle of Ia Drang comprises two main engagements conducted by the 1/7 Air Cavalry Battalion that took place on November 14–15 at LZ X-Ray ("eastern foot of the Chu Pong massif") and by the 2/7 Air Cavalry Battalion on November 17, 1965 at LZ Albany further north in the Ia Drang Valley. It was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN/NVA) of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War as part of the U.S. airmobile offensive code-named Operation Silver Bayonet I (October 23 – November 18, 1965). The battle was part of the second phase of the search-and-destroy "Pleiku Campaign", otherwise code-named "Operation Long Reach", that took place from October 23 to November 26. The Pleiku Campaign was named "Pleime Campaign" by Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) II Corps Command, with a slightly different timeframe (from October 20 to November 26). The appellation of "Operation Long Reach" derives from trường chinh (in Vietnamese) and was assigned – on October 27 at the end of the siege of the Pleime camp – by the II Corps Command to the 1st Air Cavalry Division with the mission to pursue the enemy into the Chu Pong – Ia Drang complex
Tags: wimgs-the, vietnam, ia-drang