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Towel Day 2016

The countdown for the Towel Day 2016 is running. Always on may, 25th, hitchhiker’s, fans and enthusiasts of Douglas Adams are celebrating the Towel Day by carrying a towel with them. A tribute to the author of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’.

Get ready with the a wonderful towel. And don’t miss the Hitchhiker Stop (german: Anhalter Bahnhof)

Shopping is a pleasure at the DON’T PANIC Towel Shop

Towel Day at Hitchhiker Stop

The original quotation that explained the importance of towels is found in Chapter 3 of Adams’ work The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

“A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can’t see it, it can’t see you — daft as a brush, but very very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.

More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have “lost.” What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.

Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in “Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There’s a frood who really knows where his towel is.” (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; hoopy: really together guy; frood: really amazingly together guy.)”

— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Street Art Bilbao

I made a documentation of the Street Art of Bilbao. I have collected about 160 works in the cityscape of the Basque City. The Street Art shows a wide range of styles, technics and motivation. The political debate for the independence of the Basque is visible as well as a series of space invaders. The SC Gallery started a program for the first murals in the city. Works by SUSO36, Aryz and Michael Grudziecki are the opener.

Mural of SUSO33 in Bilbao

160 photos from Bilbao are online as part of collection of Street Art from around the world. Which contains right now more than 2000 photos.

Street Art Bilbao

Drawings for Sale

4 Tage noch läuft der Online-Verkauf bei ANONYME ZEICHNER 2015/16

1 Handzeichnung & dazu gehöriger Künstlername = 200 Euro (plus Versandkosten)

Hier die Arbeit mit dem Titel: ‘Ich lieb Dich auch

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