Friday, April 2, 2021

"Poster Man" by Seymour Chwast

I just received a new book titled Poster Man by Seymour Chwast. The book has a selection of 140 most important posters from the five-decade career of Seymour.

I am especially pleased because in the book Seymour decided to also include the Tolerance poster he created in 2017 for my Tolerance Poster Show.

On top of that, this Tolerance poster is sharing the spread with one of my favourite posters of Seymour's, Protest Against The Rising Tide of Conformity. I am obviously not the only one with that opinion. In 1964, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez decided to take a few pictures in front of that poster.





 

 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

A.C.2020.4

Page from my a visual essay A.C.2020. I created this to express anxiety and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
 
In 1918 Egon Schiele died from the Spanish Flu pandemic. He was 28 years old.

"Sometime in mid-October, Egon Schiele’s wife, Edith falls ill with the flu. She is 6 months pregnant and despite the desperate care from her husband Egon, she succumbs to the flu on October 28. Three days later, on October 31, Egon Schiele followed his wife and unborn child into the after world in the early hours of the day."

This comic is based exclusively on the photos of Egon before and after his death.

More here.
 

 

A.C.2020.3

Page from my a visual essay A.C.2020.

I created this to express anxiety and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
 
More here.
 

 
 
 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Modesty Blaise (Galley Slaves), Part 3, by Jim Holdaway

Sometimes one gets lucky. 

I managed to acquire another comic strip by of Modesty Blaise (Galley Slaves) from 1968 by Jim Holdaway. Now I have three consequential strips from the same episode.

More of Modesty Blaise from my collection herehere, here here and here.
 



Monday, March 22, 2021

S*P*Y*S by Moebius

I recently acquired this large (120x160cm / 47x63 inches) French poster for the movie SPYS from 1974 with an illustration by Moebius.