anything you say may be taken down and coloured in——

Sometimes, the internet delivers us delightful things.

In the past few days, I’ve read a few articles about the Japanese scientist who has promised to grow a live woolly mammoth within five or six years. I would love to see a real live woolly mammoth! I’ve seen some bits of mammoth from the Siberian permafrost (at the Aichi World Expo in 2005), and that merely whetted my appetite.

Today, I wrote on Twitter:

The mammoth cloners have really got my hopes up. They’d better not disappoint me. I demand woolly mammoths!

A few hours later, I received this illustration in reply:

drawing of mammoths on each other's backs

Irkafirka is an interesting project: they choose random tweets that inspire them, and post an illustration. Today, I was that random inspiration.


  1. Kavey

    Wrote at 2011-01-19 11:53 UTC using Firefox 3.6.13 on Windows 7:

    I adore irkafirka – their visual twist on their chosen tweets always tickles. Congrats on being irkafirked! I live in hope! :)
  2. Xiangdian

    Wrote at 2011-01-22 06:52 UTC using Chrome 7.0.517.44 on Windows 7:

    This project’s idea is somewhat similar with what we are doing! But I only select the possible sustainable solutions to visualize. After drawing more than 300 illustrations, I’ve carefully selected 200 of them, and made it a complete story in our book, to be published after Chinese new year. I will send you and email on this soon. By the way, the day your tweet was selected was my birthday. Cool! Coincidence always happen. :))