Thursday, February 16, 2012

Banners :)

I think we're one of the last few places that paint banners. To think we started the biz with this, its become a pretty niche product, a banner, where prints sell for more than the paintings at times. Letter artists, mixing specialists and the assistants who first draw the graphs for the subjects to be filled in, all come together to put stuff like this together. I've grown up with these people around me, stories of my father cleaning brushes and palettes for his pocket money... so the few times nowadays, that a banner does get painted, I document it.

The one above was made for a bollywood themed wedding, the face cutouts where one can put their heads in and take a picture. This one was lying in my shed, and was about to get painted over.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sherlock - Minimalist Posters

These have helped greatly in getting over a recent obsession.
I am addicted to the BBC's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
I don't think i'm the sort to go to this length for a TV show, and I watch and enjoy many.

I've always wanted to have my own series of minimalist posters for something and I was a bit pressed for time, so I've kept them very simple. Had fun making them :) Took me a day to make them while I waited for prints from another project.
I have 2 more left though...

There are numerous takes one can have when everything is "minimal"... I chose to go with a more figurative approach. one route was also to iconise the key objects that define each episode or case. However similar things had already been done. I'd like to screen print these, so kept them down to 2 colors. Let me know if there are any takers out there? :)