Man Decorates Basement Walls With Sharpie

I read this entire article, and it makes no mention about the guy being on pot. So I don't know what possessed this Kentucky man to spend $10 on markers and use them to draw all over his basement walls. But for such a seemingly immature interior design concept, the walls have pretty sophisticated references:

There are fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, Winston Churchill lounging with George Bernard Shaw—and the TV squirrel Rocky and his less adroit moose pal Bullwinkle....

There's Georges Seurat's
Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. There is Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill, and the Cornell Law School, of which Kratzer is an alumnus. There is Kratzer's dad. There is the harlequin pattern—alluded to in culinary culture today by the Panera bread bag—and a fake fireplace facing a real one.

There are both The Walrus and the Carpenter (from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There), and William Shakespeare. The Marx Brothers peer around a corner. A flip-top garbage can is transformed via marker art into Star Wars' plucky little beeper R2D2.

I mean, look at this (give it a moment—the photo will revolve around the room):

But wait! He's not the only one. Sharpie art is a burgeoning industry. (But not in my house!)

[I think someone sent this article to me, but I don't remember who. Well, your credit would go here. Thanks!]


  1. wow - that is cool. it actually reminds me of some wallpaper we had in our house in the 70s. i loved that wallpaper.

  2. You can have it all again! Just grab a marker!

  3. Who needs pot when there's Sharpie fumes?