Honestly do not know what came over me. Just saw an old photograph of a Mobil garage, including those iconic cylindrical petrol pumps.

I miss unique details like that in design everywhere. So had to draw one myself, partly based on (a very small!) photo and on memory, so accuracy may not be the best. My apologies for that.

Sunday and nothing better to do, but a nice addition to my personal clip art library, all the same.

P.S. And, as you will see, clearly a work still in progress.

Just making sure that I, too, will be refused entry in the United States (as well as in Russia, I’m sure), begging decent Americans’ forgiveness.

LATE EDIT: I’m afraid I tend to assume that my readers always know what I’m on about, but fear I have to realise that although most of them do, some may not, so in order to clarify, the above pastiche (for want of a better word) is based on these well-known German belt-buckles:

Gott mit uns
German military belt-buckle of WW2, with old Prussian GOTT MIT UNS slogan. Photographer: StromBer/Wikimedia Commons.

Actually, I did consider quit smoking.

Then again, who wants to be a quitter?

Illustration: Lucky Strike cigarette. Detail. Blogger’s own (four year old) drawing.

It really does! Blogger's own montage.
U better believe it. Blogger’s own montage.

My new social media cover photo, right there.


I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.

— James M. Barrie (1860 – 1937)

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