The solo exhibition
DIES BOOT WAR HELL ROT
opens on March 14, 2013 / 5pm / at 146 Arts Space / 146 Elizabeth Street / Hobart / Tasmania
This project is supported by
During my visit in Christchurch this typeface really stood out to me. It seemed to be an extremely versatile typeface, used in a clear uppercase version for signage, and can also occur more ornamental, for example for the use of cards. Looking closer, I discovered that there seemed to be more than one version of each characters (alternates), some more playful, others more clear.
Poster illustration by Josh.
I based the drawings in this illustration on many of Norman Lindsay’s drawings and etchings. He was a powerful influence on me as a teenager (as a child through the Magic Pudding as well). I loved his angels and demons, the nude figures with gestural gestures (my newly coined phrase). The other aspect of this illustration was the images of hell that I enjoyed looking at in Volume one of the Sandman series, Dali’s drawings to accompany Dante’s L’Inferno, that I was lucky to see a few years back and lots of other more pop-cultural referencing stuff like Hellboy or stuff like that.