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Norman Rockwell vs. Albert Dorne in a cage match battle for your art school dollars

April 25, 2012

If you’ve ever read a 1960s comic book and flipped it over to look at the back side, there are real good odds that you’ve seen (Basset Hound-less) advertisements for the Famous Artists School. The alternating versions featured two of the founders of the school, the uber-renowned Norman Rockwell and the lesser-nowned Albert Dorne. The question for today is: Which one of these guys do you trust more? Who’d get more commission money if recruitment numbers were the basis of their pay package?

Up first is Rockwell:

The tie. The Mister Rogers sweater that screams KINDLY OLD GRANDFATHER. But behind every soft facade lies a dark secret.

Now Dorne:

The exposed proletarian forearms of Ernest Borgnine. Eyebrows like caterpillars.

Your choice. Pick your poison.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Thelonious_Nick permalink
    April 25, 2012 1:03 pm

    Man, I must have 100 or more issues with these ads and I never noticed there were two different guys. You have a good eye. I’m voting for Rockwell, largely based on the strength of his hit “Somebody’s Watching Me.”

    • April 27, 2012 8:45 pm

      I don’t know if my eyes are better, but Dorne was hard to miss since he looks so pissed at having his work interrupted.

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