Mr Tilley regrets …

The so-called artist no doubt considers this offering au courant, with its barely recognizable caricature of what we take to be the (world’s richest) man of the hour.

The reference to Mrs Kramden, however, dispels any pretense of modernity. It Is felt to be too recondite for our present readership — young, vital, up-to-the-minute, and disinclined to delve into superannuated TV sitcoms that aired before they were born.


Mr Tilley regrets … the following submission fell short of our standards.

A doggie and a bone – please! – the oldest cliché in the book! The artist no doubt thought he was au courant by presenting this obvious wish fulfillment via the latest technology. The concept left us cold. Besides, the META was too picayune to be readily legible.

However, we incidentally must applaud his slap-dash sketch of the animal. It couldn’t have taken more than ten minutes to render. Now that has what we most treasure around here — sprezzatura.