Stupid things -lines on the ground, what buildings get renovated into.
Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich published an adaptation of Hubley's The Hat in 1974.
The film rates amongst his best (and that's saying something). Dudley Moore and Dizzy Gillespie give outstanding voice performances. Their dialogue is like music. They're characters' stupid -torn from the headlines.
The production of the is exceptionally smart.
These days everything gets printed overseas on the cheap, so designers don't need to work out economies like single color printing. The book is a monochrome sepia from art reused from the film.