One who acts in a self-important manner - used mockingly as a jocose term, as if a title of honor, but not usually in the presence of the person to whom referred.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Gorgeous Ink Portraits Drawn on the Backs of Old Envelopes
"Mark Powell, whose work we discovered over at Colossal,
draws incredibly detailed, sumptuous portraits on the backs of vintage
envelopes with nothing but a regular old Bic Biro pen. These portraits,
often of the elderly subjects, are drawn on the backs of vintage
envelopes, and Powell subtly incorporates remnant text, stamps, or just
the lines of folding into his work. The result is an extremely
compelling series that makes us reconsider the lost art of letter
writing — and makes us want to call our grandparents."