a king from long ago
driven by ghosts and dreams
why does he hold us?
For all the Moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!
The 1920s were a very special time in American History. Nicknamed the Roaring Twneties, they displayed an exuberance and confidence that has never been matched. For those of us born after the Great Depression and World War II, it is impossible to imagine what it felt like to be alive after the War To End All Wars, and before the great calamities that were to come. To me it is like trying to imagine the special feeling of the 1990s, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, but before Nine-Eleven.
In a way, then, this design for a poster, is both a tribute and a throwback to both the 1920s, and the 1990s.
American Idol has finally run its course but not without changing the pop culture landscape in a marked way. My favorite idol contestant/winner, will always be Carrie Underwood and perhaps it will turn out that she indeed is the greatest star turned out by this show.
This is my design for a poster for American Idol, in retrospect. I used a repeating photo of Carrie Underwood, and a Bauhaus type font.