Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Serious post about politics (and Gash)

Another flyer/poster for Gash! at the Macbeth in Hoxton. As is befitting the ad-hoc-anarcho-trendiness of the night, all the information for the event on the coming Friday didn't come through till Tuesday evening, and then Wednesday saw a volley of emails changing the carefully hand-drawn line up change beyond all recognition.

I tried to make a strength out of the quick turnaround and turn the horrible skeletal Gash lens on to something that's current, like a raisin. So I've got fleshless versions of ducks and their duck island, symbolic of the MPs expenses debacle apparently making the whole country ABSOLUTELY FURIOUS (and more racist). As harbingers of a political, and potentially societal, apocalypse they fit quite neatly with the Gash aesthetic (the gashthetic, if you will).

Here's a fascinating insight into how I build up scribbles into drawings using computer magic.

To pre-empt the torrent of requests for free downloadable Gash-based iPhone wallpaper, here is some. (click on the picture to download it...)

It's black so your battery will last that extra ten minutes, which makes a difference.


Cameron Steward said...

Hey Jack

Thanks for saying hello. Hello back. I like your work, its very good indeed.

Hope all is well

Tin Salamunic said...

hey man.thanks for stopping by the blog. I am so thrilled to have come across your work !! LOVE it..especially the process favorite thing to see:how an artist works. Fantastic!!