There’s this fellow named Roger Gastman out there, one of those guys whose work you’ve almost certainly seen even if you don’t know his name, and what we’ve got here today is a set of three prints arranged by him for your consumption. These prints are part of a greater project by the name of “Tools of Criminal Mischief,” a limited edition book to which these prints “The Cans” are a companion. Before you start having a heart attack over how lovely these combinations of ink and paper are, let’s talk for a moment about who this legendary everyman is, and why he loves to hang on to rust-collecting cans of poison so much.
Look at this amazing work of art. There are 6 of these, all of them looking very similar, but all of them being hand-painted. Individually. Oh my goodness they are amazing. And you can and SHOULD bid on them, because the artist who made them is giving 100% of the profit to the WWF. That’s the World Wildlife Foundation, the one that saves the pandas. And all of the other animals ever, because they totally rock hard. For real. Continue reading
So you’re a graphic designer in say, 1977, and your mission is to design the covers of action, adventure, and monster horror movies, 8MM Super 8. What do you do? You put on rock and roll music and you whip out your colors and big eyeballs! Fancy lettering, fire, and skulls! Actually you could probably get away with only fancy letters or fire. Take a peek through this collection of Super 8 lowbrow movie boxes and tell me the formula. Continue reading