Harvest Moon Pie

 
 
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of NASA’s moon landing, I would like to remember two other moon-related icons: The original Moon Pie,
a delectible blend of marshmallow, chocolate, and cookie, with a flavor
that can send your taste buds right to the moon, Alice. And the classic
moon, an act of defiance (known as “flipping a moon” or mooning). It
began with the bloody Gnomes’ Rebellion of 1454 in what is now Middle
Europe as a means of bringing light into a decidedly repressive world.
The moon evolved during the early 20th century into a means of
expressing youthful disrespect for the mores and morals of a still
decidedly repressed world. Shine on, harvest moon.
 

 

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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