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Canvas Print

One Curious Chip (onecuriouschip)

Rotary Telephone - Ballpoint

by One Curious Chip

Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.


I'm back! To explain the larger-than-usual gap between recent posts; final exams took up the first two weeks in June, then I took a week or so to settle down, and then spent the last week of June in Holland, visiting Amsterdam, and the MotoGP Circuit, Assen. It was a busy month!
Now, on to the drawing. Mainly, this drawing was inspired by the idea of keeping in touch. In the next week or so (!) I'll be seeing one of my best friends for this first time in a good few years. I can't wait for her visit, and I keep thinking of ways to keep in touch after her visit ends.
It was also partly inspired by my first smartphone, which was a complete novelty to me when I first got it. The more I thought about, the more I considered how far technology has come. One of my favourite styles through the years, I think, is the classic icon of the rotary dial telephone, dating back to 1891. One of my favourite details about it is the vintage typography in the centre, telling the user to 'wait for dial tone.'

S. L. Fina commented on July 8, 2013 6:58am
In love!
One Curious Chip commented on July 8, 2013 7:00am
Thank you, S. L.! I'm glad you like it! :)
Luca Massone commented on July 8, 2013 7:01am
Molto bello!!
One Curious Chip commented on July 8, 2013 7:03am
Irina Wardas commented on July 8, 2013 9:37am
Very sweet
One Curious Chip commented on July 8, 2013 2:36pm
Thanks so much, Irina!
Christopher Dina commented on July 12, 2013 8:09pm
Sweet illustration!
One Curious Chip commented on July 16, 2013 3:15am
Thank you, Christopher!
Catspaws commented on July 24, 2013 5:20am
lovely work
AlejandraClick commented on July 24, 2013 6:27am
This is wonderful!
One Curious Chip commented on July 24, 2013 12:29pm
Thank you, Catspaws and Alejandra! I'm so glad you like it! :)
Maxxydesign commented on July 31, 2013 10:12am
great art
One Curious Chip commented on July 31, 2013 11:26am
Thanks, Maxxydesign! Much appreciated :)
Vintage Memoirs commented on July 31, 2013 2:46pm
Love this!
One Curious Chip commented on August 1, 2013 3:36am
Thanks Vintage Memoirs! Happy to hear it!
Kristijan D. commented on September 28, 2013 4:28pm
Great old scholl phone. I love a "wait for dial tone" momment :)
One Curious Chip commented on October 3, 2013 10:21am
Thanks so much Kristijan! :)
micklyn commented on January 7, 2014 6:37am
One Curious Chip commented on January 16, 2014 11:26am
Thanks, micklyn!
Alaskan Momma Bear commented on January 18, 2015 9:32am
Wow! What a great drawing, my dad still has a working one of these, only it's on the wall! :)
sp8cebit commented on March 11, 2015 5:21pm
Your shading here is so subtle and perfect. I envy your skill at rendering!
Abstract Designs commented on May 18, 2015 4:01pm
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