Today on Swackett :: “Let’s Build Some Happy Little Trees”

Bob Ross, you’ve been peeped!

Swackett remembers Robert Norman Ross, a beloved American painter, art instructor and television host. (born October 29)

Bob Ross was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States and in Canada, Latin America and Europe. The Joy of Painting taught its viewers techniques for landscape oil painting.  It’s last episode was recorded on May 17, 1994.

#bobross #joyofpainting #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist:  Michael A. Zug
Original Broadcast Date:  May 08, 2015

Today on Swackett :: Born to Peep

Swackett salutes Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen, an American singer-songwriter and musician best known for his work with the E Street Band. (born September 23)

#brucespringsteen #theboss #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist:  Aaron Greer
Original Broadcast Date:  September 23, 2012

Today on Swackett:: Heros

A heartfelt thank you to those who serve and protect.

Swackett remembers those brave men and women who gave their lives to protect others on September 11, 2011 in New York City, Washington, D.C. and Shanksville, PA. Thank you. You are Swackett’s Peeps of the Day.

#nypd #nyfd #heroes #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist: Michael A. Zug
Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert
Broadcast Date: September 11th, 2012

Today on Swackett :: Umu Thurman

Uma Thurman, you’ve been peeped!

Swackett salutes Uma Thurman, an American actress and model. She has performed in a variety of films, from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films. (born April 29)

Thurman is peeped here in her roll from Pulp Fiction, a 1994 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman.

#umathurman #pulpfiction #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist: Michael A. Zug
Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert
Broadcast Date: March 27th, 2011

Today on Swackett :: Air Jordan

Michael Jordan, you’ve been peeped!

Swackett salutes Michael Jordan and the Air Jordan brand. Air Jordan is brand of basketball shoes, athletic, casual, and style clothing produced by Nike. The original Air Jordan sneakers were produced exclusively for Michael Jordan in early 1984, and released to the public in late 1984

The silhouette of Michael Jordan served as inspiration to create the “Jumpman” logo — which became the inspiration for one of our very first Swackett Easter eggs.

#michaeljordan #airjordan #nike #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist: Michael A. Zug
Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert
Broadcast Date: January 30th, 2011

Today on Swackett :: Tropic Thunder

Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey, Jr, you’ve been peeped!

Swackett salutes the cast and crew of Tropic Thunder, a hilarious action comedy film directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, and Brandon T. Jackson as a group of prima donna actors making a Vietnam War film.

A Swackett movie quote:

“I know what peep I am. I’m the peep, playing the peep, disguised as another peep!” — Kirk Lazarus

#tropicthunder #benstiller #robertdowneyjr #jackblack #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist: Michael A. Zug
Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert
Broadcast Date: June 30th, 2011

Today on Swackett :: Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars, you’ve been peeped!

Swackett salutes Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer. (born October 8th)

He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship — and a spectacular Super Bowl Half-Time performance.

brunomars #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist: Aaron Greer
Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert
Original Broadcast Date: October 08, 2018

Today on Swackett :: M. C. Escher

M. C. Escher, you’ve been peeped!

Swackett remembers Maurits Cornelis Escher, a Dutch graphic artist who created mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints.  (born June 17)

Better known as M. C. Escher, this gifted artist created intricate mezzotints that featured impossible constructions, explorations of infinity, architecture, and tessellations.

#mcescher #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist: Michael A. Zug
Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert
Original Broadcast Date:  July 21, 2012

Today on Swackett :: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn, you’ve been peeped!

Swackett remembers Audrey Hepburn, a British actress and humanitarian. Born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston in Ixelles, Brussels, she rose to stardom in the romantic comedy Roman Holiday (1953), alongside Gregory Peck. She was the first actress to win an Oscar, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award for a single performance.

Recognized as a film and fashion icon, she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third-greatest female screen legend in Golden Age Hollywood. (born May 4th)

#audreyhepburn #hollywood #swackettapp #youbeenpeeped

Peep Artist: Aaron Greer
Art Director: C. Scott Gilbert
Original Broadcast Date: May 4, 2017