Friday, November 14, 2008

Turkey of the Day # 14 : Turkey Tut

I have waited for this day for almost a year!
Today's Turkey is Turkey Tut, in honor of the King Tut
exhibit which opens in Atlanta this weekend.
I created a series of illustrations for this exhibit, and I can't wait to see how they were used.
This was one of my most favorite projects that I have ever had.
I love the ancient Egyptian period.
One of the things that struck me was that the artists were amazingly gifted. Their patterns were created
without the aid of any computer programs like CAD.
Another interesting trivia bit is that their teeth didn't last that long, pretty much after the age of thirty your teeth were damaged. Abscessed teeth were a very common cause of death.
The reason is all that sand would get into the breads.
Imagine that.
A Pharaoh living in luxury still had sand in his food like the common man.

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