'Beauty is Embarrassing' Will Teach You Where Pee-Wee's Puppets Came From

February 9, 2012


You may not know artist Wayne White by name, but if nothing else, your indoor childhood has probably exposed you to his work. He designed puppets and set for Pee-Wee's Playhouse and Beakman's World, provided art direction for the Smashing Pumpkins' Tonight, Tonight and Peter Gabriel's Big Time, provided cover art for the band Lambchop, and has earned both Emmy AND MTV Moon Man. He's pretty good, basically, and in the documentary Beauty is Embarrassing, the talking heads of Mark Mothersbaugh, Matt Groening, and Todd Oldham, will confirm as much. Here's the trailer:

I assumed White's work on the Peter Gabriel video would mean a horrifying drugs-gone-wrong subplot, but sure, this still looks fun without that.

(via, thanks to P.)

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