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Sunday, August 3, 2014

VIntage Computers "BUGS" in action Bugbook Computer Museum

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Cord Johnson - Artist
Cord Johnson - Artist 
Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
Museum Bugs
The original "Bugs" logo you see to the right have been associated with my work and projects for more then 40 years. This summer Cord Johnson  joined our LCF Group as Office assistant and demonstrated his art skills by making some very creative variations of the "Bug's" logo.

 I was so pleased with  wonderful creative ideas in the caricatures he inked that I ask him to create a series of Bug logos. Cord liked the idea and created a group of very eclectic Bug personalities.

Please view these Bug drawings and help name them - Cord and I look forward to hearing your ideas. Just add your ideas as a comment to blog - thank you.

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Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
1 Museum Bug Logo


Already used this one with the new Apple 1 display in our museum.






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 2 Museum Bug Logo


Don't be late !!






Cord tells how he got the idea to make these drawings.

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4 Museum Bug Logo



What a great day.






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5 Museum Bug Logo


We can kick this to a win.




Cord - Comments:
 I was immediately attracted to the bugs when i first saw them. They have so much personality that I couldn't help but want to draw them doing goofy things. It seemed as if they were fully developed characters right out of a comic strip and I had been wanting to try my hand at making a comic strip but couldn't think of any good characters.The bug on the left looked like the spunky, fun-loving, jokester, while the bug on the right with the glasses looked like the studious scientist who would play "straight man" to all the jokes. 
     When I drew them, I tried to stay true to the originals as best as i could. However, they naturally developed slightly into my own style. No artist's style is exactly like another's. There were also certain changes I made on purpose, such as giving the bug on the left three sets of arms instead of eight sets because I quickly learned that trying to draw sixteen total arms was time consuming and messy. Cord Johnson.

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6 Museum Bug Logo



These QR codes work great.






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7 Museum Bug Logo


Be friends







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8 Museum Bug Logo


Keep the ideas coming !






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9 Museum Bug Logo



Hmmmm here is the answer.






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10 Busy Museum Bug



WOW I will get this done fast.





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11 Museum "Bug" in Office



Think I will just take the day off.





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12 Museum Ham "Bug" 


Ham radio or pork?







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13 Museum - Jamming 



   Friday night "Jamboree"






Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
14 Museum Bug "Hamming"




Ham Radio "N4USA" Floyd VA






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15 Museum Bug Ham Antenna 



Good Antenna's







I will be a delight to use these new Bug's as branding in some of my future computer and electronics projects. Thank you Cord.

David Larsen
David Larsen
Art is not Cord's career goal but he sure has some great creative skills. Cord will be leaving  for school at "Johnson College" in Nashville in a few days and we will miss him here at the LCF Group. This could be a great side consulting business for him --- need some help that would use Cord's art skills?
"by David Larsen"  KK4WW Computer Collector Historian   
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