Friday, May 28, 2010

Massive Attack Poster by Chuck Sperry and Chris Shaw

WOW this poster is just magnificent. Chuck and Chris pulled every trick in the book out for this one.

I'll let Chuck tell you about it:

As many of you know I’m “setting sail” for Europe for a month long tour with my posters. Here’s a final and complete listing of shows.

I am making a very limited release on Friday, May 28, 2010 at 9 am PST.

Massive Attack at The Warfield Poster art by Chris Shaw and Chuck Sperry Tuesday & Wednesday, 24 & 25 May 2010 Firehouse Goldenvoice Series Number 104

Edition of 150

3 colors on archival cream paper 23″ x 35″Signed and Numbered

You may be wondering whats up with the crazy pattern on the boat. It was used during World War 1 and some what in WW2 to confuse the enemies tracking and radar systems its called dazzle look here

The dazzle camo was an early futurist artist application to military use.
It used the science of vision to confuse the object - confound detection - and camoflage something as big as a ship on the open ocean.
Optical art of the 1960-1970s used the same principles - Chris and Chuck just combined the two - brought the optical art themes together in one piece.

Chuck has an affinity to the optical theories inherent in these thematic strings in Art History - using patternization - like WSP - to express psychedelic images -to describe and define subject and ground.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, noticed there's a WWII ship named Charles Sperry. Any relation? :-)
    USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697), an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was named for Charles Stillman Sperry, the commanding officer of the Yorktown. Sperry would later attain the rank of Rear Admiral.