Here’s a poster I made for
an ancient, crusty, rusted car with the doors falling off, dirty bum bum, trolling grounds social network community. R U MASC? The Thingboxers and friends party.
I was really stuck with this one. With the title like “R U MASC?” it meant that everything had to follow suit and be brutal, harsh and bold to represent all that masculinity this event will encapsulate (ha, suuurreee)! Usually, I just tiddle down the whimsy route, but I went to the (metaphorical and invisible) gym, ate twenty steaks and sat at my desk in a beans-stained string vest. Ready.
I tried out a bunch of stuff: doodles of butch dudes, tattoo designs, dirty type, grunge grunge grunge… Nothing seemed to fit the bill as everything was overbaked in complexity and, as we all know, masculinity isn’t complex; It’s moronically bold and brash, init!
I did the best thing anyone can do when you’ve exhausted all ideas and that was to talk to someone about it (not my masculinity… the poster image. Rule one of masc-club: Never talk about ones masc-ness!), who told me to check out Buzzcocks’ “Orgasm Addicts” cover. Orgasm Addict’s cover is great as you know what you’re getting with the song just by looking at that iron, clumped in place of that woman’s head, and the lips slapped over the nipples. BOOM. Final idea: replace body parts with stupid stuff.
Sneaking in the back door with dirty magazine, now your mother wants to know what all those stains on your jean…
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