Wednesday, October 21, 2009

KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER.

The Miracle Tonic.

Senior thesis. I am right in the thick of it. I'm doing a series of 18x24 posters for films that don't exist. My project presentation to the class included me rambling about the freedom to play with stories that exist with little to no larger context, as well as a barrage of material from Kevin Dart's "Yuki 7" project, The Venture Bros. episode "Escape To The House of Mummies Part II" and the Grindhouse trailers. Basically, it's all just an excuse for me to design ridiculous characters and make up as many crazy standalone scenes as I want without consequences. The stories only live and breathe within these posters, and the viewer fills in the (massive) gaps with their own imagination. I'm going to pretend that kind of makes sense.

More details about my thesis when I'm feeling slightly more coherent, as I need a good deal of energy before I can talk about cowboys and 60s sleaze. In the meantime, take a look at my first completed poster illustration (text will be added later), featuring this snazzy fellow. Do not be fooled by his masterful and almost-sexy way with words! His lips say, "Try my miracle tonic" but his facial hair screams, "I will tie your girlfriend to the railroad tracks."

4 comments:

  1. thinking of "Lost Highway" after reading this... come to think of it I wonder if that movie even had a poster. You should do one, maybe the movie would start making sense to me then.

    And maybe for "Feat and Loathing".

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  2. His lips say, "Try my miracle tonic" but his facial hair screams, "I will tie your girlfriend to the railroad tracks."
    - Bahahahaha!!! Best quote ever!

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  3. very cool - I agree that the hand tattoo is a subtle detail that adds complexity and further interest. great stuff.

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