I saw this a few days ago and it didn't make me think of Seripop. I like both directions but this feels distinct. This has a softer, meditative quality, whereas Seripop's stuff is more energetic and profuse. Here, because you're 'looking down at your feet', it feels organic and grounded. Seripop stuff, to my eyes and to generalize but what the hey, tries to get away from that linear sightline, is more disruptive and abstract.
I agree with DSPRING...look up some 50's thru early 70's french poster artist...and you can find stuff like this...I have also seen this style in TV commercials and packaging...work that seripop did not do...this in no way takes away from the great work they have done but just points out no one owns a style...that is why it pays to have a range of them that you can move around as the solution calls for. nice poster by the way.
Well, I won't deny that the conversation about color went like this:
"well, what, color like seripop?"
No question there's a little bit of a homage there. But I am trying to do something really different each time; I'm still learning how to hold the goddamn squeegee right.
If you want even more of a blatant "homage", check this guy's stuff out:
although I think lots of us have been drawing circles inside circles for a while.
thanks for the comments though!
I like this poster and I like some Seripop stuff as well. However I do not think that every crudely drawn, brightly coloured, squiggly poster is a seripop rip. Is every black and white clip collage a Tooth rip? Is every skull a Gaither/Fisher rip? Every time a cartoon is used does everyone scream Kozik? no... I am sure seripop will be the first to admit they did not create their style out of the blue, but were influenced, why can't others be influenced as well? either by the same artists or by seripop without everyone crying foul?
The linedrawing of the feet is my favorite part of this piece. It will be interesting to see stylistically where this artist's posters are once more are under his/her belt as they figure out the direction they want to go. Posters are really good ways to try out ideas. Imitation is not just flattery, its also a way to learn.
yeah - it's a real nice poster done in someone elses style. that other person being seripop.
he or she's other posters dont really reflect an evolution towards this direction at all. seems (and this is the kindest way of putting it) a total homage.
when you are as original and successful as seripop - this is kinda hard to overlook.