This image shows 11 lithograph proofs that combine to create one of Edward McKnight Kauffer’s posters for the London Underground. Kauffer also produced posters for the London North East Railroad.
This workshop contains rows of tables topped with large stone slabs used for lithography. The image was drawn directly onto the stone slab. This workshop produced large posters long before they produced posters for the London Underground.
“Angel Falls; Loyalsock Trail” I created this monochromatic lithograph using an aluminum sheet and a grease pencil. I remember also using water and gum arabic. Water stuck to the gum arabic areas (negative spaces) and ink stuck to the grease areas.
For interesting facts and images on the history of poster design, check out: http://www.designhistory.org/posters.html
This poster advertises the 16th Annual Gallery walk & Art for the People, art events in Harrisburg, PA. The ad was produced by artist Michael Moppin of Artboyproducts.com. The design features stylized Chinese characters riding on back of a tiger. The two-color poster saves the client money, yet the design is eyecatching and quite busy. Flat planes of color contrast with areas filled with decorative motifs as in Japonisme. There is no sense of 3 dimensional modeling. Only line, shape, color, and text are components of this composition. The blocky text used for the headline is very legible.
Michael Moppin, 41, of Harrisburg, PA, runs Art Boy Products—freelance illustration and design services. According to his biography, “he is the visionary behind the ‘Art is Freedom’ movement, a grassroots effort that celebrates the spirit of creativity, promotes emerging artists, and helps support (Harrisburg’s) art scene.” Moppin describes his style as “Technicolor Soul Pop.” He notes his influences are Salvador Dali, Keith Haring, as well as his “cartoon filled youth, alternative and mainstream comic books, psychedelic poster art,” etc.
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I am now attempting to post a portion of the images that did not post in my first attempt.
SR-71 Blackbird is the basis for the overhaul for the Transformer movies...a pivotal change as the Blackbird is an American spy plane conceived in the 1960's. It is no longer in service since satellites do the same job now more safely.Note, the old jetfire is based on the Macross VF-1 and is pictured below. The new version of Jetfire based on the SR-71 Blackbird.
This is the old jetfire based on the
Macross VF-1. Below, is the new version of Jetfire based on the Blackbird.
Jetfire; Revenge of the Fallen.