If there’s one thing other than art that I can appreciate, it’s classic pro wrestling. I’m not talking about the drama queens they call ‘superstars’ these days, but classic characters like Andre the Giant, Bret Hart, Texas Tornado and more. Apparently I’m not the only one. Thanks to UK-based design studio ilovedust, there’s an entire online gallery full of artwork dedicated to these departed legends.
The little TV I watched as a child typically occurred in other peoples’ homes on Friday nights, Saturday afternoons, and Sunday mornings. My grandfather loved putting on the wrestling matches in the late 70s to early 80s to nap to on Saturday afternoons after a morning of yard work. He loved catching Randall Poffo, aka Randy Macho Man Savage, wrestle in his younger years, often stating: ‘Oh, his old man was a good wrestler right there’. Later on, in the 80s, he’d let me stay up with him and watch the Saturday Night Main Event during the hey day of the WWF, waiting for Randy Poffo.