The leading Norwegian culture and design blog Kjeft a! invited 10 visual artists to do posters for their 3 year anniversary party (which eventually also turned out to be their farewell party). The posters were exhibited at Blå on the night of the party. The colours allowed to be used were the primary colours and black. The theme, or title, for each poster had to be picked from a selection of strange internet searches leading to the Kjeft a! blog. Bjørn chose “Subcultures in Bulgaria”, and set forth to do some trashy Balkan-pop art inspired by chalga (or Pop Folk). Typical chalga lyrics goes like this: “Oh, Tiger, Tiger. If you have money, if you have money, beautiful women. Oh, Tiger, Tiger. If you don’t have money, if you don’t have money… old ladies.” Below are some of the sketches. To see the final illustration click here.
2010-03-16 :: bjorn