Monday, August 9, 2010

GUNSMITHed...

Hey all,

I wanted to post up my full image from the recent "Turning Japanese" show I exhibited in with the AUTUMN SOCIETY...
I was a big fan of this show back in the day so I had lots of fun doing this wacky digital collage inspired by the show's extremely cool title sequence... Lots of graphic colors, Benday dots, and bright colors...a treat for the eyes...and the ears...
Perhaps one of the most striking things about this show for me was the fact that it was clearly Manga...but, it was set in the U.S. and it had a sorta 70's or 80's kinda crime, and cop drama thing going on with it... I personally liked a lot of the attention that the artists payed to they're sets and props for the show as well...
I remember going out of my way to purchase a special VHS cassette that only had the first Episode (of this three part 90 story) simply to get the special features content that it boasted... And, I was not disappointed with my purchase... It had an awesome interview with Kenichi Sonoda (the creator) and footage of the Japanese design team running around Chicago with camera's and sketchpads studying multiple facets of the show... They go to a gunshop and browse a massive array of firearms and then produce Frighteningly accurate and detailed drawings of them for the show, as well as the beautiful mechanical drawings 67 shelby cobra 500GT...

I also think they nailed a lot of the imagery of Chicago as a City, which goes a long way in overshadowing some of the plots more fanciful qualities.
It was all about Girls, Guns, Bombs, and Fast Cars...and it hooked me...

Hope you dig...

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3 comments:

pw! said...

wow, way to stylistically pay homage! super duper!

GOGOPEDRO said...

Thanks, man.
I tired some different stuff with this one... I think some of it worked and I see other things that I'd certainly like to try again...

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