Monday, 3 September 2012

Blisters Illustrated movie show posters

Im showing the show space curation first as I found that really well done, 
this was an exhibition from a competition to illustrate your favourite movie posters

A competition I regret not doing, choosing d&ad instead [never ever ever enter a d&ad competition]

But the space was amazing! i loved the textures, [but i love old things especially buildings]
I lvoed all the movie related things like the little drive in mock up with toy cars, even giving out small bags of popcorn at the entrance! brilliant.

one thing that did go down well was the flood of people coming out and going round dalston with the print club london tubes of prints!

The work itself was excellent; 
I was really pleased to be taken to this to see a different take of interpretation, thinking about interpreting music and this was amazing. it felt as if the illustrator would pick out a particular scene, or icon, or prop and as simply as that communicated the film.

Warriors - my favourite poster

Back to the future

watership down

another back to the future, i think this was one of the most popular prints.

Interesting Record cover design

Great use of an LP format...

Ive started using Pinterest to upload my inspiration and discover into artwork for music. Its actually a great format have a look at the other design I've been looking into for this project here:

I started by discovering design for music, how is it done, what is held up as good, how do i approach this? So began by speaking to a wide range of musicians, different age groups and definitely different musical styles making a note to speak with those I felt were more aligned with the music I will be interpreting.

One great thing that came out of doing this was being shown some favourite album artwork, particularly record collections, literally holding it and going through it.

these 2 really took to me, this album by Jethro Tull is one continuous track discussing social issues -important to me and this project- so the physicality of that came out as a newspaper! brilliant! what a great format.

also simply 'stand up' again by jethro tull with a pop up image in the centre-simple but brilliant!

Mr Brainwashout

Im really into exploring ways of making each print unique.
love his idea of unique backgrounds.
Not so keen on obviously photoshopped using posterised imagery

 Overall a really interesting show, I'd recommend going to see it while its still open 
[and you get free posters]

This is first "solo" show for Mr Brainwash in London.

Its worth watching 'exit through the gift shop' film, even to learn about how Mr Brainwash came about [good film anyway!] but basiclyMr Brainwash is basically some kind of manifestation of banksy's mind / humour? 

Its been put that mr brainwash is banksy's joke on the art world. Wether or not thats true, the work on display gives a really uncomfortable feeling,

its like shouting all these messages but not saying anything at all. Its basically 'throwing up the last 10 years of street art' as my non street arty friend brilliantly put it.

It has this amazing platform and mouthpiece to communicate real things, but its just not? its really obvious and cliche'd -lots of mickey mouses, mc donalds+big name brand remixes, but whats it actually saying, it kind of looks like its saying something, flirting with communicating something really bold and groundbreaking. but just doesn't. 

In a way he almost becomes the things he's trying to discuss, cambells soup spray cans and Dali drinking from Mc Donalds cups..his work is as if Street Arts Mc Donalds, Mc Art,
like nicely packed safe 'edginess'

The thing is a lot of it is executed really quite well, I'm really into the making process behind a lot of it,
its a shame he didn't actually make any of it though

its like a group show but he's hijacked the work, i doubt in the space of 5 years odd he's been active he's learnt to master oil painting and printmaking, and how to make giant yoda's out of giant tyres!