Just when I thought the posters of Olly Moss couldn’t impress me any more than they have done these past couple of years, I spot this:
It’s not new, but it is very funny.
Over here at Slacker Shack we love a good film poster. Whether it’s Olly Moss or Jason Munn’s beautifully stark and bold designs, the geeky plot diagrams of Sean Mort or the vivid cartoon stylings of Jay Ryan – we soak it up like kitchen roll on a piss puddle.
So, here’s a Polish slant on all things movie art. Head on over to wellmedicated.com to check out a classic selection of movie posters from Poland.
As well as the awesome poster for Apocalypse Now (left), there’s also poster’s for Tootsie, Raging Bull, Eyes Wide Shut, Alien and many more.
All kinds of surrealist brilliance – click here for an enjoyable squizz.
Jason Munn is one of Slacker Shack’s favourite poster artists. Like fellow Shack favourite, Olly Moss, he keeps things simple but underlies his work with a witty intelligence too.
Munn is originally from Wisconsin (but is now based in Oakland, California) and specialises in poster design, as well as various other design and illustration commissions. A selection of his posters even form part of the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Denver Art Museum. Munn’s mum must be a very proud lady.
Munn’s clients include, Andrew Bird, Death Cab For Cutie, Flight Of The Conchords, Mark Kozelek, Modest Mouse, New York Times Magazine, Sonic Youth and Wired
Buy some of his work over at the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester here.
And visit his website here.
Here at Slacker Shack we’re big art lovers. From the pop culture brilliance of poster artists like Jermaine Rogers and Olly Moss to the modern art brilliance of the Chapman Brothers and the endless latter-day genius of artists as wide ranging as Picasso, Pollack, Hopper, Van Gogh, Dali and many, many more. High or low brow, we’re culture vultures.
Sometimes though it’s just a pile of pretentious bullshit and here’s a case in point…
French artist (one half of the collective Art Orienté Objet) Marion Laval-Jeantet, has injected herself with horse blood plasma as part of an artistic project.
No sculptures, paintings, murals, grafitti or installations here – no this is artistic daftness of the oddest variety.
May the Horse Live in Me, stems from a desire to blur the boundaries between species and the idea has seen Laval-Jeantet prepare her body to accept the horse blood plasma by injecting herself with horse immunoglobulins over the course of several months this year.
Laval-Jeantet refers to the process as mithridatisation, after , Mithridates VI, the Persian king of Pontus who reputedly built up an immunity to poison by regularly consuming small doses of it.
As part of the performance piece, seen in the video below, she also wore a set of stilts with hooves on the end.
Speaking to French magazine, Centre Presse she said the process made her feel, “superhuman”.
“I was not normal in my body”, she went onto say, “I had all of the emotions of a herbivore. I couldn’t sleep and I felt a little bit like a horse.”
I personally think she’s taking us all for a ride and needs to rein it in a bit. Silly mare.
Slacker Shack favourite, Olly Moss has designed two new Captain America posters for Mondo in conjunction with Paramount Pictures.
The posters continue Moss’ love affair with film poster design and it’s surely only a matter of time before he’s commissioned by a studio to create the actual theatrical poster for a big movie.
The idea behind the posters is a stylised homage to World War 2 propaganda art.
The posters also continue Moss’ modus operandi of keeping things simple and bold.
Speaking to the New York Times recently he stated, “I kind of like the work to be functional, so it needs to be as simple as possible.”
The end results are simply brilliant.
Olly Moss is a bit of an enigma. One thing is for certain though – he designs fuckin awesome film and gig posters. According to web tittle-tattle, Moss is British and was born in 1987. Maybe I’m just shit at finding things out, but I wasn’t helped by the bio on his website that merely lists his friends and clients.
That said his clients do indicate that I’m not alone in my admiration of this youthful artist/design-genius. Check this list for starters – Lucasfilm / Star Wars, Star Trek, Levis, Nike, Puma, Penguin, GQ, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Financial Times and The Independent. Pretty impressive, eh?
He’s sold tons of t-shirts over at Threadless too, where he’s simply described as, ’a 24.45 year old boy’ – who has helped a whopping, ‘49 designs get printed.’
He was also commissioned by film magazine, Empire, to design his interpretations of upcoming films throughout last year. And in this month’s issue (August 2011) he reappears with a design for Rutger Hauer’s new film, ‘Hobo with a Shotgun’.