About the quilt
The Andy Lippincott quilt block, which is approximately 70×90 inches, is one of very few panels hung on the wall for display at the NAMES Project Foundation located in Atlanta, Georgia. Andy Lippincott was a fictional character introduced into the comic strip “Doonesbury” in 1975 by writer and cartoonist Gary Trudeau. Andy’s character was short lived due to the death caused by HIV/AIDS
Texture & Appearance
The base color of the entire quilt block is rouge pink interior with a white outlining the entire quilt panel. At the top portion of the quilt panel is a rectangle shape box outlined with a thin black shade inside the box is a salmon color interior. Inside the rectangular box to the right is a carton illustration of “Andy Lippincott” with black hair with a side part, wearing a white button down shirt, and a khaki blazer with his hands in his black pant pockets. To the left of the cartoon illustration of Andy in black font states, ”In loving memory Andy Lippincott Community leader, conservationist, author, Olympic medalist, and winner of the Noble Peace Prize! 1945-1990”. The dimension’s of the rectangular box is.
The bottom half of the panel is the Doonesbury comic strip which has a base color of royal blue. The comic strip has three rows vertically and eight rows horizontally. In the middle of the comic strip second row in with a black base and embroider in white font states again, Andy Lippincott 1945-1990 ”In loving memory Andy Lippincott Community leader, conservationist, author, Olympic medalist, and winner of the Noble Peace Prize.” The panel is representation of a lost but never forgotten life that achieved an Olympic medal and Noble Peace Prize throughout his lifetime, which not many people can say they have. This panel is an eye catcher by the articulation of the precise stitching, verbiage, color scheme, and the organization of the comic strip.
Andy Lippincott (December 5, 1945-1990) was a fictional character in the Doonesbury comic strip. Andy’s character was first introduced in the Doonesbury comic strip on January 27, 1976 in the Law Library.