January 10, 2014
I've long been intrigued by the white hat vs. black hat symbols from Westerns. This led to the following scratchboards:
White Hats vs. Black Hats
As the Western movie genre developed in the early Twentieth Century audiences seemed to gravitate towards heroes who wore a white hat, and many times rode a white horse as well. This trend expanded and developed into a well worn cliche that good guys wore white hats and bad guys wore black hats. Never mind that Hopalong Cassidy among other Western screen heroes sported a black hat, but the die was cast and the cliche lingers to this day.
"Sometimes, good guys don't wear white. . ."
—Song lyric from sixties rock song I can't remember the name of