next time you need some old detroit postcards, just let me know which buildings you want. i have a couple hundred different cards from the teens to the sixties. i hunted them down like a freak a few years ago...
Dude, I asked Ben if he had any photos of Detroit buildings he could send me and he gave me stack of old postcards (including two of the depot).
Wait till you see the photoshop hackjob I did with them. I recreated that old Metropolis collage Bilinsky did to promote the film in France.
There were some weak spots where I had to use shit like the Sacred Heart Academy or Central High School, so I've been buying more that were a better fit to replace those areas (like the Maccabees building, the YMCA, Detroit News Building, the G.A.R. building, and shitloads of various Detroit bridges so I can try to recreate the causeways and connection on the original collage).
I'd love to see all of these buildings in person, but from what I've gathered online it would probably make me cry to see them in their present condition (especially the G.A.R. building).
I've got 3 of the Masonic Temple (the largest Masonic structure in the world). That joint used to have it's own Barber shop and Florist shop inside during it's heyday. Fucking sad.
shit, i just think it's funny that you even had one. how crazy is that? they closed the place down around 1988, i think. can you believe that the top 6 or 8 floors (i've forgotten which) were NEVER occupied by anyone the whole time it was open. chuck did it (and me) a favor and brought it back to life for a minute, sans the hundreds of broken windows and crumbling facade of its current condition. i've loved this building my entire life.
Really sad. I wouldn't recognize a building from Austin save the Capital, yet I just realized that's the New Michigan Central Station in the background (at least that's what it's called on my postcard). It will be appearing on one of my posters coming up. Nice touch instead of just drawing some generic building.
SORRRY, sheesh. That hand looks a little out of proportion! I'm very proud of you for getting your first professional job the year I was born. And yeah, the drawing style REMINDED ME of Bob Burden (Ripped off from? Nope, no sir, nope. Like, the shading on the clothes and stuff, the folds...) Anyway, had I started working as an infant child would I have more room to talk? And what do big hands mean? In this case it looks like it means acromegaly or gigantism. Not you, the guy in the green suit. That could change if what you say about every drawing being a self portrait is true... although you could also be a hot chick, a green Michael Jackson, Frankenstein's monster, Lenin or a tall ship. I don't know. I'm never commenting on how a hand is drawn again, or comparing someone to an artist I like.
And please, go to town: http://www.gigposters.com/posters.php?poster=47163
(I drew the hoof a little big in this one)
Oh, Bob Burden. The Flaming Carrot guy? Yeah, he's alright. Sure - if you want to think I copied this from Bob Burden - that's alright with me. I like huge hands. I have enormous hands. Every drawing is a self-portrait. And you know what big hands mean.