Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Psychedelia, Typography, and Human Rights (oh my?)

It's been a while since I've posted---I've been a bit preoccupied with the post-grad job search, as well as trying to have a bit of fun. I recently got a chance to visit the Denver Art Museum and see their temporary Psychedelic Experience exhibition. It. Was. Amaaaaazing. I've been to some pretty nice exhibits before, but never one that nearly melted my face off with its awesomeness (those are very technical art terms, if you couldn't tell). Between the typography, colors, and actual drawings/graphics, I went into sensory overload. Especially taking into account that all of the posters were created before the advent of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Back in the day, illustrators had to do all of that stuff freehand (while walking 12 miles to school in the snow, and it was up hill both ways!). I think the great use of typography in the exhibition lent itself a bit in my newest piece...

All hand-lettered text in acrylic, with the orange background added in Photoshop. I think the message speaks for itself.


  1. This is very, very cool. It's just a very simple, very effective image. It's really nice to see something with all the fluff pared down like this.

    It sounds like a great exhibit!

  2. Hey, Anna! I haven't seen your work in a little while and I wanted to let you know how amazing it looks!! Hope you've had a great summer!

  3. Emma: Thank you! I've been trying to reduce the "fluff" in my work. Simplifying the image seems to make the message just that much clear.

    Charla: Thank you and the same to you. I'm really enjoying your Savannah-themed pieces, and your dog note cards are adorable. :)