Happy Chinese Lunar New Year of the Fire Rooster!
Map of China as Rooster .. by Jurgen Trautwein
Funny Rooster on youtube .
Red Rooster 1996 by Edward Ruscha
Ed Ruscha archive here.
Year of Monkey
(see Frida Kahlo, Audrey Hepburn and Katharine Hepburn playing with monkey)
Year of Goat (Zubaran, Marguerite Yourcenar, etc)
Year of Wood horse (Turin Horse, Leonardo etc)
Then there’s the Pathé rooster, who’s been going strong for more than a hundred years and still turns up in silhouette at the end of the current Pathé “mobile” logo. So far as I know, that rooster has had the longest life of any movie symbol, in part because he originated with the Pathé Frères in France during the late 1800s, was registered in the U.S. in 1902, and adorned a record label (“I sing loud and clear” was the original slogan) as well as newsreels and feature films over the decades. It’s nice to see the company still respects its longtime mascot.