About This Image

This one is bittersweet for me.

On one level, it makes me happy because the image resonated so strongly with the Israeli startup community. Most cartoons are lucky if they get a chuckle or two, before they are forgotten. This one really made a lasting impact.

On another level, this cartoon makes me sad, because the image was used on a lot of Rackspace swag (mostly t-shirts and posters) that our good friend, Alan Weinkrantz took with him to Israel, on behalf of our mutual client, Rackspace, to give out to the Israeli startup community. It was the main “social object” he used.

Poor Alan was killed recently in a tragic car accident in Tel Aviv. He probably had a few Rackspace/gapingvoid t-shirts with him at the time.

Alan, you were a lovely, kind soul and you are terribly missed. I hope you found peace. Godbless.

-Hugh MacLeod Co-Founder and Creative Director

The Five-Thousand-Year-Old Startup

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  • Limited Edition Giclée
  • Printed on acid free, textured fine art paper 330 gsm
  • Hand signed and numbered

A Word on Framing - Or, why you should let us do it for you:

Having spent your hard earned cash on a beautiful piece of art we strongly recommend professional framing.

Our limited edition giclée prints and serigraphs are printed on the best archival paper available. It is designed to last a very, very long time. We've seen clients who have taken both routes; inexpensive poster frames, which will ensure that the print will not survive the fullness of time, and top end, proper museum type framing.

We have contracted with a local framer, so that you can get a really high quality professionally framed print for probably half of what your frame shop would charge.

We frame our giclée prints using a high quality mat between the print and the plexiglass. For our larger serigraphs we make shadow box frames so that the artwork is set back from the UV plexiglass, and the artwork is floating, 'hinged' to a back board that will make it stand out and look amazing. The moldings we offer are 1" 5/8 (4.25cm) minimalist sleek black or white matte lacquered wood.

Special framing requests are welcome. Questions? email us at art@gapingvoid.com

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