As devotees of Flashback Friday know, these weekly posts usually take a neo-nostalgic view of the past. While I could continue in that vein for this calvacade of children [that's a vacation?], the illustration puts me in mind of a contemporary event: the bizarre episode of the infamous Deflategate courtroom sketch of Tom Brady. More an example of the Hieronymous Bosch school of portraiture than a likeness of the football star, the artist might have been better off if she had adopted the strategy of the painter of this 1960 ad—depicting the subject in a literal about-face pose.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.