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Basil Wolverton Short Sighted

Basil Wolverton Short Sighted Art Button Museum
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Illustration of a man's face with two hands protruding from his forehead. Yellow text on a red background. 

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This button is from the 1965 series of LEAF "Fink Buttons" illustrated by popular Mid-Century artist Basil Wolverton. Perhaps best known for his work at MAD Magazine, Basil Wolverton (July 9, 1909 – December 31, 1978) was an American cartoonist and illustrator famous for his humorously grotesque drawings. Wolverton worked in the "Golden Age" of comic books doing features like "Powerhouse Pepper" and "Spacehawk" in the 1940s. A 2009 New York Times article states that Wolverton’s drawings embodied the “sick-and-proud humor” of MAD magazine and were considered a “virtuoso exercise in bad taste, made all the weirder for being so meticulously executed."

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This is from a series of pinback buttons illustrated by popular comic book artist Basil Wolverton who was most famous for his "Powerhouse Pepper" comic book character.