Marcus. Silhouetted Superhero Poster.
If you liked Malaysia-based graphic designer Marcus’ minimalist UP poster, you just might enjoy his simple yet creative silhouetted superhero posters. The series of works, which are available in the artist’s Etsy shop known as Poster Inspired, feature four famous superheroes including Batman, Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America, whom we’ve all grown familiar with through Hollywood blockbusters.
With each of these characters coming out with another big-budget film this year (The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers), perhaps it’s perfect timing to grab one of these fantastic four (comic book joke) 12” x 16” digital prints that cost only $18 each. Personally, I love the shadowy sullen profile of Batman composed of bats. The dark knight is his own cave of emotions… or just bats. (by Pinar)
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1) Create a longer stop motion silhouette video, also a narrative but pushed further, either by illustrating a mythological tale or something I write myself. With emphasis on the black and white and more intricate cutting of the paper, more design but in keeping with the unprofessional look because this would be a way to test Anna von Mertens suggestions.
2) Make an installation of collages taken from magazine and other paper products of pictures that are important memories. the fascination would be one the intricacies and detail of the material and possibly bringing in the photos that they came from to show the likenesses. This would be a seriously detail oriented piece and a therapeutic way to wrap up this chapter of my life.
3) Create a large sculpture installation out of wire that is only really recognizable from certain angles, I was thinking a type of bird. For example, http://www.theoland.com/art/theo-glauce-ooowh.htm .
This would again be a piece centered on detail and my great interest in working with wire. For a digital effect I could add a background to add movement, such as the sky over the ocean. Some the birds could be “flying” , hanging from the ceiling while others could be low on the “water.” There would need to be a real sense of movement for this to be successful in my mind.
1) Creating an installation that includes making sculptures, sketches and photographs of body parts that people fetishize over. Ears, feet, hands, genitalia. In theory fragmenting the human body through various materials and placing them in a space that surrounds the viewer.
2) A video of people around campus smoking, possibly ask some questions as to why they smoke, what’s the purpose etc. Include myself in the piece and if available to me leave the college and speak to smokers in Worcester, ie not students. While playing the video have a smoke machine filling the air and have a realistic sculpture to the side that appears to be the lungs of a smoker. The sculpture of the lungs and smoke machine might be enough.
3) Use the seven deadly sins to create a horrific cartoon-esk version of them either through caricature, sculpture, or digital media. Not a glamorous take on the deadly sins as some artists do, but the morbid. Using the styles or inspiration of Tim Burton and Mark Ryden and Edward Gorey. Cutsy but messed up. (This would be a mix of fascination and repulsion for me and something to push myself further into my eerie imagination) A similar thing could be done for the Grimm Tales.
1) Creating a video in the style of “Yes men” who over-dramatise issues, or create realistic news stories that are controversial such as this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiWlvBro9eI
This would entail an issue with the media or even social media, something like a fake break through in Treyvon Martin case or a cynical take on the government/Euro crisis in Ireland. I have yet to decide what story, but I would probably need someone more biting than I to make it come across properly.
2) “Ethics of Photography”
Create an installation of photos film and digital of people taken with/without their knowledge doing various things on and off campus. Some more personal than others. The point would be to make people feel slightly uncomfortable and thinking of photojournalism and what is right and wrong when taking photos of everyday people.
3) Create a pointillism piece that entails finding the number of people who have died for the United States since the Revolutionary war , in every war (including large events, such as 9/11) that they have been involved in until present. Each war would have a different color and each man would be represented by a dot or otherwise (ratio 1 for every 100) if not enough space is available. It would be represented on a large slab of wood or other large natural resource, monumental.