Thursday, June 21, 2007

porno for pyros

firecracker art, originally uploaded by bungalow8.

when it came to the 4th of july, i wasn't the pyro in our house. that was my brother (who once cut a hole in the middle of a hardback dictionary, placed a brick of black cats and lit the fuse--good times) no, i was the little kid, content with waving the sparklers- big circles, zig-zags, my name, your name, back to zig-zags.

frankly, the other kind scared the beejezus out of me. but i did love the aftermath: the miasmic haze of spent fireworks, wafting through the air, *slow, inhale* ....*exhale* ahhhhhh... "summer" . and i especially loved the discarded packaging. beautifully odd. foreign. usually chinese. was the art made for fireworks? how did they randomly choose the names? the best, art direction, by far was 'black cat'.

with the recent out law of fireworks, these are definitely relics from summer days gone by. so peruse. choose your favorite. and have fun spelling your name with sparklers.

3 comments:

Karen said...

This is so brilliant! I have always admired the vibrancy of firecracker packaging! It's Pearl River cranked up to 11. Big hit, Megan. Well, no pun intended...but huge hit.

katiedid said...

Love this packaging! Hey - did you ever get the little black pellets that you could light and they would turn into curly black worms?

beachbungalow8 said...

omg, SNAKES! i love snakes. now those burn a good perfume. how about the smoke bombs? ya, now were talking my level of combustibles. while my siblings were off blowing things up, i quietly lit my snakes and smoke bombs with my punk.

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