Apr. 14th, 2010

ferrumaeternum: (baroque bamf)
I whipped up this 11" x 17" poster for Issues in Contemporary Art: Alternative Art Practices last night in Illustrator. Everyone in the class had to bring two posters to class today so our professor could take them down to Chicago this weekend for the Version Festival. They will be displayed April 24-25. This is part of the WPA Today project, which revolves around the idea of if the WPA was around today, what would it be/look like. (I wish it were ‘cause I’d be much less worried about finding a job after graduation!) I’m pretty excited about the whole thing, since this is the first time my work will be in an art show outside of the UWM campus, and the fact that it’s going to be in such a large city makes it even more exciting. Our posters had to draw inspiration from 1930’s American WPA posters, and my color palette was particularly inspired by this one. Most of the WPA posters have simple, general, optimistic messages, and I wanted to continue that by encouraging people to get involved in their city’s music scene. I hope you guys and the rest of the public enjoy it! The second copy of the poster will be wheat-pasted somewhere public in Detroit in June. Since the city doesn’t have enough money to remove street art, I hope it will stay up for a long time like so much of Detroit’s illegal public art has.

I still need to post about the Overkill show from Saturday, but I probably won’t get around to it until after Monday, since I have four drawings on top of work for other classes to do by then. Expect a review of that show, along with the Finntroll show I’m going to tomorrow, sometime next week!



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