Thanks to Andy for pointing out Juha's Knight Rider dashboard project. A fan from Finland documents his twenty year quest to faithfully redraw the dash display of K.I.T.T., the famous talking car. I love that his presentation is free of irony.
What is the point of all this?Irony is a cheap and undemanding form of cultural commentary. Sure, Knight Rider is cheesy and it's easy to get some quick laughs by making fun of it. But it was also a really entertaining show. I have fond boyhood memories of Knight Rider as well as Dukes of Hazzard. Why not just enjoy that instead of belittling it with irony?
I wanted to finish what I had started. I have dozens of eternity projects that I usually have no time to work on. Whenever I manage to find a bit of spare time and if Im in the mood I will try to work on those projects. Drawing the ultimate reproduction of KITTs dash was one of those unfinished projects for fifteen years. Now it has been completed.
John Waters' film Pecker is a brilliant commentary on the hollowness of irony; listen to his DVD commentary for his take on the curtain of irony that enshrouds New York.
I try to be less ironic, but it's hard and I'm lazy.