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Apr. 29, 2009 at 8:50am

Beautiful Angle's Circus Tacoma

The magical eye and illustrative talent of James Stowe has collided to join forces with the words of Tom Llewellyn and print layout prowess of Lance Kagey of Beautiful Angle to make this month's masterpiece. You can find a copy for yourself stapled on sign posts and flat surfaces all over town.

This installment reads as follows:

Circus Tacoma!

WILDLIFE! Elephants! Tigers! Moles!
RIDE The world's shortest light
rail system! Drive the world's
shortest interstate! Our HIGH SCHOOLS
used to be hotels! Our CONDOS
used to be warehouses! OUR FACTORIES
USED TO BE WORKING!

Point Defiance Park!
It's bigger than yours!
Nearly 100 taverns!
More than 200 churches!
AND FOUR PUTT-PUTT
GOLF COURSES! FORE!
This city is located nowhere
else in the entire world!
Don't fail to pay a visit!

Well done gents!

comments [21]  |  posted under beautiful angle, claw, poster, tacoma, urban art

Comments

by morgan on 4/29/2009 @ 9:29am
Beautiful!

by tacoma1 on 4/29/2009 @ 9:48am
I like it!

by L.S.Erhardt on 4/29/2009 @ 11:42am
Still not impressed. I know a lot of people like the BA style, but it leaves me cold.

by Dave_L on 4/29/2009 @ 11:52am
That clown looks familiar. Could it be the clown from the Casablanca Apts?

by NineInchNachos on 4/29/2009 @ 12:05pm
Just dont leave your children unattended with that clown. BAD TOUCH BAD TOUCH!

HEH, but seriously. Nice work Stowe! I hope you will write up your experience on the wheat paste raids. I imagine it would be thrilling for our readers at cartoonistsleague.org

by jamesstoweart on 4/29/2009 @ 12:11pm
I've got video footage...

by Erik on 4/29/2009 @ 12:12pm
Nice. High angst factor and for a bonus this one's a little scary with the carny element.

I predict this set will go fast:

beautifulangle.homestead.com/

by intacoma on 4/29/2009 @ 12:31pm
really cool, 3 colors too!

by Heather on 4/29/2009 @ 1:32pm
I usually love BA posters, but I have to admit the clown scares me more than just a little bit.

by Mofo from the Hood on 4/29/2009 @ 8:03pm
Gentlemen, does this poster signal a shift from the heavyosity of earlier works?

by morgan on 4/29/2009 @ 8:08pm
I like the fact that the BA guys partner up with lots of different folks. It helps keep the work interesting plus it gives them more help in pasting them up! Speaking of which... I drove all over downtown today and could only spot one torn up poster. Could someone grab one for me? Pretty please?!

by NineInchNachos on 4/29/2009 @ 10:22pm
I am compelled to toss beanbags into the mouth of this clown... :)

by Erik on 4/30/2009 @ 12:12am
I usually love BA posters, but I have to admit the clown scares me more than just a little bit.

A little scary perhaps. But at least this BA poster is not so friggin guilt ridden and depressing as past ones.

Yeah, the clown is a little scary and the carnival barking a bit edgy but at least the clown is bombastic rather than being defeated and self loathing.

by KevinFreitas on 4/30/2009 @ 6:55am
Huh, does anyone (and I don't mean this in a bad way) also see a bit of Stowe in the face of that clown?

by zastica on 5/7/2009 @ 1:25pm
Cool. Except that 705 isn't the shortest interstate in the country - It's actually #14.

www.kurumi.com/roads/3di/long3di.html

by Lance Kagey on 5/7/2009 @ 2:15pm
All marketing is over exaggeration. "Shortest" or "one of the shortest" what's the difference. But thanks for ruining our whole concept with that clarification.

Lance

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 5/7/2009 @ 2:38pm
From the 3di web stie:
I-705 Washington (link)

1.50 miles [1note]; serves Tacoma. Opened in 1990.

If you're not from the Emerald City, knowing that True Seattlites derogate Tacoma at every opportunity will add needed context to this 1998 Seattle Times story:

"TACOMA - Interstate 705 skirts the eastern edge of downtown, separating the decaying central business district from an equally dilapidated port and waterfront. Calling it an interstate inflates the freeway's importance. It is all tentacles reaching out every which way, appearing to search for some thriving commerce to justify its exit ramps." [2note]

I-705 is short enough to easily overlook. Witness the following misc.transport.road exchange (about states with no odd 2-digit interstates):

Van Isaac Anderson wrote:
>Ken Knutson wrote:
>> "Andy P. Jung" wrote:
>
>> >In the Continental US and excluding
>> > Washington, D.C., we have:
>> >
>> >Nebraska
>> >
>> >Did I miss any?
>>
>> Washington State. Seven Interstates
>> -- 5, 82, 90, 182, 205, 405, 705
>> -- none 2-digits/odd.
>
>Being a Washingtonian, I must say that your list
>astounds me. I've never heard of 705, nor can
>I figure out where it might be (besides
>along I-5 somewhere). Would you please divulge
>the location of this interstate? (I don't have
>my official Washington State Highway map yet)

by Dave_L on 5/7/2009 @ 5:59pm
Wow, those are the kinds of useless factoids I really love - thanks!

by NineInchNachos on 5/7/2009 @ 6:05pm
yeah dave pool, don't be a thorax.

dont hate. participate.

by Mofo from the Hood on 5/7/2009 @ 8:39pm
Hey! Clowns are supposed to have red ball-shaped noses.

That doesn't look like a clown nose!

by NineInchNachos on 5/7/2009 @ 10:22pm
I had my clown poster autographed by the artist.

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