No time to write posts on Father’s Day —bad Daddy, bad! — but I keep forgetting to comment on the return of the Joe Fournier papercraft to the Tribune’s op-ed page.This time, a jab at Hizzoner Richie Daley and his rather unpopular privatization of parking meters:
(Print your own copy here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/meterhead )
I like this trend (the first iteration being a Roland Burris-Pinocchio riff), first of all because even when unbuilt, the artwork is complicated and beautiful to behold, like a blueprint or a celestial map. Second, as political commentary goes, it’s almost more effective than the venerable old political cartoon. I love political cartoons, but too often their creators go for low-hanging jokes, and that can be tiresome. Tiresome things lose their flavor quickly.
But papercraft as vox populi surprises and delights.