Friday, 17 September 2010
I found out about it after seeing the late 60's TV series. Im quite interested in the recurrence of the owl motif in British folk art and also the William Morris overtones of this image, relying on pattern as opposed to actual representation. This graphic/ retro approach is something Id like to introduce into my own work.
This is my friend Alexander Tuckers painting for the cover of his record Imbogodom that came out this year.The picture is of his band mate which he produced in oils on canvas. It was interesting visiting while the work was in progress and seeing the subtle changes that it had gone through. I like how it has the look of a classic portrait sitting or passport photo yet with all of the actual information missing. The idea of a hidden world or land within the human mind is very simply represented here.
I think the 60's penguin book covers are one of the greatest British designs, with the classic orange borders and use of a fine art or commissioned black and white image. I picked up on this as it is also one of my favourite films, but the image on the cover sums up all the strangeness and dread of the movie in a single picture. The style is very reminiscent of school editions of classics that i read as a child, faded and worn with almost naive, budget graphics to draw in the reader.
Thursday, 16 September 2010
This is another image I found on the "Journey round my skull" blog. I really love this image, as a book cover and as a piece in itself. The pale colouring is beautiful and the economy of line used is amazing ( the reflection of the beast in the water is very simple but effective).I also like the mix of mythological beasts, the loch ness monster and a cyclops.