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P.J.'s Riverraft Cafe
(text) Front: P.J.'s Riverraft Cafe Fishers Landing, N.Y.
Back: Eat, Sleep & Drink at PJ's The Best Little Snorehouse In the Islands!
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(description) a mouse driving a spped boat with text above and below on the front and text on back
(background) black
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) pop culture


Appare in T-shirt and Jeans
(text) Front: Basic colour basic dressing the total antithesis of eighties career power, appare in T-shirt and jeans, inspired clothing, VERY FRESH
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(description) bits of text around a castle, small stars on both ends of last line of text
(background) black
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) pop culture


twist and crawl
(text) Front: TWIST AND CRAWL
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(description) Female cartoon figure with record player with text above and below and framed by musical notes
(background) white
(iconic elements) 1 Person - Woman 2 Thing - Music
(subject) pop culture


Hershey Chocolate Lover
(text) Front: Certified Hershey's Chocolate Lover
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(description) N/A
(background) white
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) pop culture


Corcoran Gallery Future Glyphics
(text) Front: N/A
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(description) image of the future
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) pop culture


Mister Rogers
(text) Front: You are special Mister Rogers
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(description) image of Mister Rogers with text
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) pop culture;;humor


cartoon
(text) Front: N/A
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(description) three cartoon roles in vivid colors
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Mickey Mouse Thing - Duck Person - Boy
(subject) pop culture


road trip through the desert
(text) Front: road trip through the desert
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(description) trailers being pulled along road in desert
(background) white
(iconic elements) object-car,trailer,mountain, cross fauna/flora-cactus,snake, cayote
(subject) pop culture


Happy Shoplifter
(text) Front: Happy Shoplifter, Money saver!, cheap n' nasty
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(description) Happy Shoplifter is writetn in bol yellow letters across fornt of shirt. the o in shoplifter is a person's face with a lock and chain around the neck
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) pop culture


atari world championship
(text) Front: ATARI $50,000.00 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS CHICAGO 1981
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(description) multicolored abstract design on light blue
(background) blue
(iconic elements) Symbol - Abstract
(subject) pop culture


poopboys
(text) Front: THE POOP BOYS POOPY PAPPY PEPE'
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(description) Three character heads depicted on a white shirt
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person-heads
(subject) pop culture

third annual dispatch run for fun 1982
(text) Front: THIRD ANNUAL The Dispatch RUN FOR FUN 1982
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(description) A large silhouette figure of a runner and a smaller figure of Pony Express rider
(background) white
(iconic elements) 1 Person - Man 2 Thing - Horse
(subject) pop culture


budweiser
(text) Front: Budweiser Biere Beer
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(description) Budweiser beer logo
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Corporate logo
(subject) pop culture

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Your Brain
(text) Front: BrainWaves SPORTSWEAR
Back: THIS IS YOUR BRAIN... THIS IS YOUR BRAIN IN SANTA CRUZ. ANY QUESTIONS? LOBOTOMY BEAR JACKSON DID THIS
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(description) Drawing of two brains: one plain and one colorful, in sunglases, on a beach chair under palm trees
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Brain Thing - Sunglasses Thing - Beach chair Thing - Palm tree
(subject) humor;;pop culture


atari
(text) Front: ATARI $50,000.00 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CHICAGO 1981
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(description) Science fiction scene
(background) blue
(iconic elements) Thing - Spaceship Thing - Aliens Thing - Horse Thing - Planets Thing - Mushrooms
(subject) pop culture

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indiana jones
(text) Front: INDIANA JONES and the TEMPLE OF DOOM
Back: PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE UNIVERSITY Art Museum U.C. Berkeley
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(description) Movie promotion with film logo
(background) red
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) pop culture


gumby
(text) Front: GUMBY
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(description) Gumby waving
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Gumby
(subject) pop culture


Ned Kelly's of Hong Kong
(text) Front: Ned Kelly's Hong Kong
Back: Ned Kelley's Last Stand;11A Ashley RD. Kowloon
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(description) A cartoon man in makeshift armor runs with beer in one hand, revolver in the other. He is being shot at.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Ned Kelly
(subject) pop culture


Pee-Wee Herman
(text) Front: PEE-WEE HERMAN
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(description) Portrait of Pee-Wee Herman with blue sky and white clouds as a background
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Pee-Wee Herman Thing - Cloud
(subject) pop culture


Baseball
(text) Front: BASEBALL THE AMERICAN GAME OF BASEBALL BROWN vs MATHEWSON Babi Ruth
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(description) Poster-like design: two baseball players in action, large lettering
(background) blue
(iconic elements) Person - Baseball player Thing - Baseball
(subject) pop culture


Radical Dude
(text) Front: BART SIMPSON RADICAL DUDE DON'T HAVE A COW, MAN!
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(description) Bart Simpson, cartoon character.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Bart Simpson
(subject) humor;;pop culture


Underachiever
(text) Front: BART SIMPSON UNDERACHIEVER AND PROUD OF IT, MAN!
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(description) Bart Simpson, cartoon character, with a slingshot
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Bart Simpson Thing - Slingshot
(subject) humor;;pop culture


Boy Scouts
(text) Front: SAM HOUSTON AREA COUNCIL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ANNUAL REPORT 1990
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(description) Profile of a boy in a boy-scout cap
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Boy
(subject) pop culture


earth girls
(text) Front: EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY
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(description) Lettering surrounds a globe.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Earth
(subject) pop culture


mohawk brand
(text) Front: MOHAWK BRAND Red Alaska Sockeye Salmon Naknek Packing Co.
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(description) label of a brand of salmon
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person -- Native American
(subject) pop culture


magog
(text) Front: Magog
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(description) A yellow duck holding a colorful beachball with his name at the bottom
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Duck
(subject) pop culture


elvis presley postage stamp
(text) Front: RETURN TO SENDER - ELVIS - ROCK & ROLL SINGER, 1935-1977 - AMERICA VOTES FOR THE WINNING STAMP
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(description) large reproduction of the commemorative 29 cent elvis presley stamp
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Elvis Presley Thing - Postage stamp Thing - Microphone
(subject) pop culture;;humor


festival international de jazz
(text) Front: FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTREAL
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(description) colorful text-based image with a simple drawing of a piano keyboard
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Piano keyboard
(subject) pop culture;;other cultures


television is furniture
(text) Front: Theatre is Life - Film is Art - Television is Furniture
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(description) a grainy black and white television with the words Theatre is Life Film is Art Television is Furniture on the screen
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Television
(subject) humor;;pop culture


pop boys
(text) Front: The Pop Boys - Andy, Roy & Claes
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(description) pop boy pictured on a large matchbook
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Matchbook Person
(subject) pop culture


pop tv
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(description) television superimposed with a circle of various small images: howdy doody head, parrot, flying pig, food items, others.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Television
(subject) pop culture


boris
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(description) Boris (the cartoon figure) in black
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Boris
(subject) pop culture


shakes
(text) Front: Shakes
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(description) A clown with a large red nose with a cirlce drawn above his head
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Clown
(subject) pop culture


portrait
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(description) A montage of pop icons including: Ronald Reagan, a smurf, a Botticelli, a pink flamingo, a cherub, a cupie doll, pizza and mighty mouse
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person - Ronald Reagan, Thing - screw, Thing - animal - flamingo, Thing - cartoon - Mighty Mouse
(subject) pop culture;;humor;;art -- postmodern


eat rich
(text) Front: eat the rich
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(description) ronald mcdonald being suspended mid-air on the tines of a fork
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person, Thing
(subject) radical politics--anarchism;;pop culture;;humor


vermont teddy bear company
(text) Front: vermont teddy bear company
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(description) teddy bear with company logo against a postage stamp-like background
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) pop culture;;places--us


cass corridor
(text) Front: cass corridor;;a detroit classic
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(description) text as indicated formatted as coca cola label
(background) red
(iconic elements) Symbol
(subject) places--us;;pop culture


america
(text) Front: america;;where ordinary people still dream great dreams
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(description) stereotypic 50's housewife dreams of fur coat
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person, Thing
(subject) pop culture;;humor


henry ford museum & greenfield village
(text) Front: the automobile in american life
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(description) back end of 1950s vintage auto with car names superimposed
(background) green
(iconic elements) Thing
(subject) pop culture;;history;;places--us


evolution
(text) Front: EVOLUTION
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(description) Depicts evolution of flesh blob to upright human on top line. Depicts devolution from human to flesh blob in chair watching television on second line.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) social issues;;pop culture;;humor


chicago blues fest
(text) Front: The 70th Annual 1993 Chicago Blues Fest May 28, 29, & 30th, 1993
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(description) Three men playing blues on piano, harmonica, and guitar. Sun in background. Circular frame around players.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person-men
(subject) pop culture;;places--us


x-cess america
(text) Front: X-cess AMERICA
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(description) Four identical boxes with text.
(background) white
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) pop culture


alfred hitchcock presents
(text) Front: Alfred Hitchcock Presents
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(description) Hitchcock TV show introduction drawing. Line profile of Alfred.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person-head
(subject) pop culture


join the navy
(text) Front: Join the Navy Feeling Good Man the Blowout Rigging
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(description) Three men with Jeep and woman. One man in jeep drinking from jug.
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person-man, Thing-jeep
(subject) pop culture


X-Ray Vision
(text) Front: x-ray vision, pop-up tie
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(description) five lines of repeating images each line has a different image (sunglasses, men shaking hands, the sun, man with pop-up tie, head and shoulders of a man
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing, Person
(subject) art -- postmodern;;pop culture;;humor


Dispatch run for fun
(text) Front: Third Annual, The Dispatch Run for Fun * 1982
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(description) red changing into blue horizontal stripes form the image of a runner. small image of a currier on a horse in lower left corner.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person, Thing - horse
(subject) pop culture


Seducktion
(text) Front: Seducktion
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(description) one duck is holding another duck in its arms
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - duck
(subject) art -- general;;humor;;pop culture

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star trek
(text) Front: STAR TREK IV THE VOYAGE HOME
Back: Paramount Pictures Corporation
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(description) Advertisment for Star Trek IV
(background) Yelllow
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) film;;pop culture


garfield
(text) Front: ATLANTA
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(description) garfield leaning on the word Atlanta
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - cat
(subject) places--us;;pop culture;;humor

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howard the duck
(text) Front: HOWARD THE DUCK
Back: PACIFIC FILM ARCHIVE University Art Museum U.C. Berkeley Benefit Premiere July 30, 1986
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(description) advertisement for Howard the Duck film
(background) blue
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) film;;pop culture;;humor


Rock and Roll
(text) Front: COUP d'ETAT : REVOLUTIONARY ROCK'N'ROLL 1990
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(description) wolf howling with red pepper in background
(background) black
(iconic elements) Person - punkrocker
(subject) pop culture

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catch it
(text) Front: Catchit
Back: Catchit
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(description) main image on reverse: bulldog wearing sunglasses
(background) blue
(iconic elements) thing - dog - bulldog
(subject) pop culture


Ned Kelly's of Hong Kong
(text) Front: Ned Kelly's Hong Kong
Back: Ned Kelley's Last Stand;11A Ashley RD. Kowloon
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(description) A makeshift helmet with a revolver behind it. Address below, and image encircled by text.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Thing - Helmet Thing - Revolver
(subject) pop culture


Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Tribute to Jerry Garcia
(text) Front: CHERRY GARCIA What a Long Strange Dip It's Been...
Back: Ben & Jerry's VERMONT's Finest
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(description) CHERRY GARCIA is written with pointy outline letters plus slogan on a tiedye background
(background) tiedye
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) pop culture


Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Tribute to Jerry Garcia
(text) Front: CHERRY GARCIA What a Long Strange Dip It's Been...
Back: Ben & Jerry's VERMONT's Finest
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(description) Ben and Jerry's is separated from Wermont's Finest by a row of ice cream cones. Another row is at the bottom. The background is tiedyed.
(background) tiedye
(iconic elements) Thing - Ice cream cone
(subject) pop culture


Twin Peaks
(text) Front: 1990 Twin Peaks Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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(description) A bust of a woman smiling, hair up with a low cut, strapless dress is framed in a picture frame. An embroidered coat of arms is appliqued on.
(background) white
(iconic elements) Person
(subject) pop culture


Ben and Jerry's Wavy Gravy Ice Cream
(text) Front: BEN & JERRY'S ICE CREAM VERMONT'S FINEST ALL NATURAL ICE CREAM WAVY GRAVY
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(description) A bearded cartoon man makes ice cream in an old-fashioned ice cream maker. A black oval and words surround him. Wavy Gravy is written as if the letters were melting.
(background) tiedye
(iconic elements) Person - Man
(subject) pop culture


Atari
(text) Front: Atari $50,000.00 World Championships
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(description) cartoon
(background) yellow
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) pop culture


Ask Dr. Science
(text) Front: Ask Dr. Science I've got a masters degree in SCIENCE
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(description) face on blackboard
(background) white
(iconic elements) N/A
(subject) pop culture

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