I love your body and your spirit and your clothes
– From “First We Take Manhattan” by Leonard Cohen
Dressing – And Undressing – Leonard Cohen
Eva M, a member of the Leonard Cohen Forum, offers both an apposite commentary on Leonard Cohen’s style and an entertaining activity for fans in the form of a well-executed, affecting, unique paper doll set she created.
The Leonard Cohen paper doll set was originally submitted as an entry in the contest sponsored by the German edition of Rolling Stone to send a “passionate fan” to Paris for the Old Ideas preview. The image atop this post was, in fact, first published at the German Rolling Stone Facebook page (January 3, 2012) with this caption:
A self designed Doll by Leonard Cohen is just a post that we received in the course of the Leonard Cohen contest. Until tomorrow, you can take part – and then we are faced with the difficult task to pick a winner from all the photos, cover songs, stories and poems… [computer powered translation from German to English]
As part of this project Eva M taught herself enough technology to create a flash version of Dress Up Leonard Cohen. (The image of the flash game is shown below; to play the flash version itself, go to the link.)
For those who adhere to traditional forms, Eva M offers these instructions:
Print it [the paper version] in A3 size, take your scissors and have fun.
Note: Originally posted Jan 8, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric