there was a "hipster" clothing shop in seattle in the early 90's that used this as their "logo". the tshirts with it on it were a big hit for a few months. their "logo" was plastered totally covering their shop window. couldn't miss it.
this is a rather well known piece of old matchbook clip. seems to me that it was accompanied by a piece of text that said something funny about having a happy day - and dogs. can't remember, though.
i'm always surprised when a piece of clip as famous as this takes so long to wiggle into the gp community. so much of the imagery here is lifted so liberally from so many well known sources, and yet this particular one managed to escape until this late date. how does that happen? mysteries of time and space...
i used this piece of clip once (it's on a poster that's the very first one posted in the silly "archive" i have here on gp).
it's kind of a kick to see what mr. scott (whom i deeply respect) does using the same image. it's always cool to see how two people working in the same areas can do work so completely different from each while even utilizing the basic tools and even clip source. cool.
be careful about that term "fair use". it's NOT a legal term. it's NOT legal doctrine. it's a concept that many many people would love to see made into the law. but, currently, it's an idealistic fancy that has no legal history to back it up. it's going to take many years of legal battles to establish it. and we (the folks who'd like to see it become law) don't have the deep pockets to fight the guys who would rather see it NOT be the law (aka - corporate interests.)
well, you see... if everybody adopts this new "artistic freedom" credo, then nobody will ever pick on me again for using old appropriated artwork. you see, i'm a sneaky bastard with manipulative agendas intact. what i REALLY want to accomplish with this bold new plan is world domination...