Poster ideas come from different places. This time: it was the paper color.
I knew I was onto something – when I cut this red paper down to a usable size at Sequoia Printing across the street from Hangar 18 – and everyone in the whole printshop stopped what they were doing and came over and complimented me on this beautiful red paper.
This design began as a four color process poster printing technique,
stripped down to two colors, with the red layer reversed and printed in gold,
so the red of the strong diagonal bars and lips is the paper color.
The effect is that the black areas punch a hole in the picture plane, and the gold pops forward.
Jesus Lizard Oslo, September 18, 2009
Edition of 120
Heavy Gold Metallic and Black on Red Paper
21″ x 26″
Signed and Numbered