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Rod

Thank you!

In my hipster artist lexicon, "McGurty Discs" will now replace "Clayton Bubbles" - and I mean it, man! All the way!

Cyclops Kitten Natividad

McGurty discs are way cooler than Clayton Bubbles, but most people these days who pay any attention at all to art are gonna think it's Clayton bubbles.
Also? Tim Biskup invented that funky typeface (never having seen a Jim Flora album) and Mary Blair's work doesn't "influence" anyone at all.

Bob

Cool art history. And hooray for Mary Blair! We just watched the Alice in Wonderland movie she helped design, and it was a lot of fun. Go ask Alice.

Cyclops Kitten Natividad

I ain't saying Mr. Coye invented the color bubbles, but he was an "earlier user".

Rod

Actually, didn't the Wonder Bread packaging predate Coye and McGurty? Hmmm... I may have to call them "Wonder Dots".

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Cyclops Kitten Natividad

Probably. I bet we can find dotty stuff from pre-Wonder days, too. "McGurty Disks" just sounds so cool. Later on in the book the author mentions that colored disks were used as boundry markers for farmers in Upstate New York, so that's probably where it really came from.

I have fond memories of reading "Little Dot" comics in a giant walk-in closet with my pal John Johnson (who was reading his dad's collection of E.C. comics) when I was a pre-teen. Long afternoons of sunshine, pages turning and his mom popping upstairs to see if we wanted another coke. Bliss.
(Sure, the dots were cool, but I did eventually graduate to the E.C. comics myself.)

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