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  • proper noun a geometric drawing toy consisting of a set of plastic gears and toothed rings


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  • The thing had been called a Spirograph, and it had produced geometric patterns almost as complicated as this one.


  • To Garrison, the Spirograph is a form of "doodling." Local Breaking News

  • The harmonograph was a popular 19th-century parlor pastime that created art similar to a Spirograph, but with a much wider range of variables.

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  • Lines connected circles and stars on the chart like a pattern sketched by a Spirograph.

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  • In the living room are three large prints by Mr. Garten—digital renderings of sections of his large sculptures that look a little like Spirograph drawings, in aqua, orange and yellow.

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  • It has a fascinating mix of techniques, from dirt-brown washes worthy of Arshile Gorky in the 1940s, to black-and-white lashings that could be by Abstract Expressionist Franz Kline in the '50s; from spray-painty blurs out of graffiti culture to scraped rainbows of paint that come straight out of the high postmodernism of Gerhard Richter, plus black polka dots on pink and passages of Spirograph swirls.

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  • Spirograph season is upon us, so remember to get your Spiro-inoculation shot this year?

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  • Lines connected circles and stars on the chart like a pattern sketched by a Spirograph.

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  • I remember spending hours on the Spirograph – is that what it was called?

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  • I mean, their hair looks like it was designed on a Spirograph in the dark, then carelessly flopped on to them from atop a rickety step ladder, while their fans are all exactly the kind of mimsy mugginses who "Instagram" pictures of wheelie bins to stick on their Tumblr, because, you know, it's properly, like, photography, yeah?

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