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Saturday, April 9, 2011

H is for Historically Hardcore

The poster above is only one of a series that were created by artist Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler during school for their portfolios. Originally they used the logo of a famous museum in their posters, but the famous museum was not impressed. So they went back and removed the famous museum's logo and dropped-in a nifty little placeholder/mock logo and chose to make the posters promote 'Museums' as a generic way to promote all museums equally, including the famous museum that snubbed their incredibly funny and well-done efforts. It is amazing how tortuous and difficult some folks make it to help them out. Any museum that received such a wonderful bit of unexpected support ought to be grateful, not all pissy-bitchy. But hey, it happens. You can read all about the Historically Hardcore Adventure of Jenny & Matt. You can see some of the posters at Design Milk, or go to Web Urbanist. You can make cool things and give them away in support of an ideal, a cause, a community or even a museum and get flat-out rejected. But hey, that's life. Don't let the Acephelic jerks get you down: Go Make More Cool Stuff. Eventually someone will notice what you are up to and who knows where it might lead.

5 comments:

  1. Great post! And I love that poster.

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  2. @Emily: The set of posters are really wonderful stuff. The Brett Michaels/Genghis Khan one almost beat-out the 50-cent/Teddy R. one we went with in the end. But it was a close call.

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  3. Any museum that rejects the sublime perfection of the Jackson's Parrot poster isn't worthy of the name. :)

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  4. Thanks! I would have hated to have missed out on these beauties.

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  5. @Chris: WE agree totally--the Genghis/Michaels poster was especially laugh-inducing, but incredibly spot-on in terms of proving the point. Our current crop of non-celebrities just aren't all that interesting compared to people like the mighty Genghis Khan or Teddy Roosevelt...

    @Theodoric: Glad you found us--and we're glad that you enjoyed those posters as well. It's ahd to believe a museum would turn away something so incredibly cool and effective and wonderful.

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