Art Review

564 words - 2 pages

The designer that I have decided to compare my work to is named David
Bailey. He works for Mount Pleasant, which is an illustration/design firm
operated out of Manchester, England. Bailey creates posters, album artwork,
comics, and personal work (
The poster was created for the Melvins, a punk band originating during the
mid-1980s (, and their European tour in 2008.
He says that he made the letters look slimy because he thought the Melvins
sounded like slime (Fingerprint).
My work was for a local band named Mother Shrew. I made screen printed
posters meant for store fronts and campus walls. The show was right before
Halloween so I decided to go for a spooky four headed monster approach.
We share visual continuities through the loose style that each designer
approaches the graphic element of the poster. The typography in each poster
is created by hand craft and helps frame the overall image. Each poster
shares an mainly organic quality in the line structure of the images.
The visual discontinuities arise in the placement of type. In my poster the
typography is set to seem more like a part of the overall image itself. In the
Melvins poster the headlining band is placed in the foreground while the side
acts and additional information float loosely around the head of the monster
like Mona Lisa image. Also my piece has both vertical and horizontal elements,
where Bailey’s piece has mainly a vertical sense to the graphic.
Print Comparison

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The social continuities in the piece come from the overall system used to
create the piece itself. In this particular style of silk screening there is no
Involvement of the computer. In my particular process I wrote directly on
tracing paper with black sharpie and then went back over it with ink before
exposing the screen. Even though I was unable to...

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