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book of war-drawings

book of drawings from kids in time of war
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War-specific drawings/ doodles by kids, (younger kids) with less developed art skills. This idea was inspired by finding some of my old drawings from the 80's when I was 8-10 years old. My crude drawings were from the cold war era. Drawings would include enemy vehicles- marked "CCCP" or "USSR" being fired upon by "USA" vehicles. What do the drawings of kids from the War on Terror era look like? WWI era? WWII era? Vietnam? etc.
KineticKill, Mar 09 2008

It's not just for kids... http://www.warrug.c...gs/426/152_5249.JPG
War rug [ldischler, Mar 09 2008]

(?) Here's a start. http://www.aimanhat...s/the_pictures.html
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 09 2008]

Ferris http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/
[normzone, Mar 18 2008]

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       War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength. The USA and USSR were never at war, but rather have always been allies.   

       (I'm not sure what the anticipated benefit of this idea is. I drew lots of "Cold War" era war scenes, but don't recall any that were based on a specific event. Mostly they were just a kid's expression of the propoganda to which he was exposed. Does anyone remember nuclear attack drills at school? Does anyone still recite the Pledge of Allegiance every morning?   

       Anyway, I was just as likely to draw fighters attacking Godzilla as I was to draw fighters shooting down a Soviet ICBM.   

       Lastly: you can have mine, but only if I get a percentage.)
phoenix, Mar 09 2008

       I think the idea of a collections of kids doodlings (the intricate drawings that decorate the back covers of excercise books or the undersides of school desk- lids) through the decades would be interesting and telling. Not necessarily just war drawings, though.   

       You could put out a call for old drawings and have a moneyspinner in the shops for Christmas. [+]   

       Better yet, make it "celebrity children's drawings". Promise to donate 10% of profits to ILACP and people will flock to the bookshops.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 09 2008

       The wonder of this is that these works are the honest expressions of children. While some of course are pure fantasy, all are colored by experience and perception. My own drawings were of cities under domes, the only way survival was possible in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world. [+]   

       //The USA and USSR were never at war, but rather have always been allies.// Only if one ignores direct and near direct confrontation in Germany, Cuba, Turkey, Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc., as well as mutual assured indirect economic attrition.
nuclear hobo, Mar 09 2008

       Part of why it interested me was why did we all draw the USA and USSR fighting? They were the biggest threat, but did we think war was inevitable? (non-war) drawings would be a fun book as well, maybe with political or pop-culture reference ie. "save ferris". I just thought that there would be way too many drawings if the subject was broad.
KineticKill, Mar 09 2008

       //"save ferris"// Why? Are they in danger of extinction? What does a ferri look like?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 09 2008

       //What does a ferri look like//   

       Pee Wee Herman comes to mind.
RayfordSteele, Mar 11 2008

normzone, Mar 18 2008


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