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Inspiration from Others

We all take inspiration from earlier design and form. Looking at the Scarlet Lady on the previous entry inspired me to look at some of the wartime cockpit art. The most similar I found was “Heavenly Body”. Although this might not be original as the plane has been used for films.

Many of the pictures used were taken from movie posters or the “lad’s mags” of the day and you can see many of these featured on sites such as www.squidoo.com/Airplane-pinup.    There is another similar image “Sugarland Bess” from Military Images.net

Wartime Bomber "Sugarland Bess"

Wartime Bomber "Heavenly Body"

 Although many were copies of existing images, one advertising man, Phil Brinkman was flown over to the UK specifically to paint designs, some of his most famous are known as Zodiacs and there is a fascinating compilation of pictures (including some of his original sketches) at www.486th.org/Photos/AC1/Zodiac1.htm

Returning to G.F. Watt’s Hope

G.F. Watts "Hope"

 I like to contrast this with Phil Disley’s parody cartoon with Obama as “Hope”.
Copies of this artwork were sold to help raise funds for Watts Gallery.
Obama as “Hope”
Add Obama’s Campaign poster with the Gotham font text

Obama Campaign poster with "Hope" in Gotham

Mix in some Street Art influence from David Choe.

David Choe's version of Obama "Hope"

 Choe has been in the news this week. Apparently he did some work on the walls of the Facebook offices and took shares in lieu of payment. The float should ensure that he gets a $200m payout for two days work.

We may appreciate the skills of Urban Artists such as Choe and Banksy without condoning possibly law breaking activities.

Some people who have broken the law are set to work making signs, both in the UK and in the USA. It was reported in Vermont recently that prisoners from the correctional units who make the decals for the Police vehicles had sneaked a pig shape into the dappled hide of cows in the crest on the State cruisers.

Police Decal Vermont

 

 Close up of the pig-shaped spot.

Close up of decal

 Also in the news recently, School should be cool, but Shcool is not cool when it is written large on the streets of Manhattan.  See http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/crew-mistakenly-spells-shcool-ng-15429708

 

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