The Art of the Cosby Sweater

June 19th, 2011, byJeremy Freed

A quick primer in memory:

“The Cosby Sweater, a brightly-colored, boldly patterned knit top favored by Bill Cosby on his classic TV show.”

As the saying goes, “If you don’t know, now you know…”

I bring it up because of a fabulous blog I’ve recently discovered called “The Cosby Sweater Project,” which has taken up the task of cataloging every such sweater that appeared on the program during its 8-season run.

On its own, this undertaking may sound kind of arbitrary and weird (which it is, to be sure), but it’s totally redeemed by the fact that each still from the show is accompanied by an original watercolor painting of the sweater it depicts.

Aren’t you glad you spent 3 minutes of your life learning about this? I know I am.

Last modified: June 19, 2011 at 10:06 pm