To me, it was better to quote Futurism verbatim, for example, than to parody it ineptly. It was a more honest, more intellectual and in a way more artistic approach. It was so literal and so obvious that it never crossed my mind that people would think that I invented this work. But some did. People were shocked because they thought that I had created an original and were disappointed to discover that it was reinterpreting a previous work. I think they were missing the point. Peter Saville
Stroboscopic vs Unknown Theater:
For the Unknown Theater event I wanted a poster representing unity and strength - bands I knew and liked coming together to take on the world... In the end we got a pimp who looks like Hendrix, a few hookers and a drunk middle aged Russian couple groping each other on the dancefloor... The original design is by Ernst Keller for two exhibitions at the Zurich Kunstgewerbemuseum in 1931.
ExDetectives vs Stroboscopic at the Airliner:
The name of the venue (The Airliner) got me thinking about vintage airline posters and I found the Aeroflot poster and a bunch of other cool designs...
ExDetectives - Closing Bell EP:
I loved the Automobile-Club de Suise poster as soon as I saw it. Despite being a road safety poster (protegez l'enfant - protect children) it had quite a sinister feel, almost like the bike was trying to get the kid. The band name ExDetectives always had a film noir feel to me, the reduced two color design I used for the cover feels both retro and modern...