Monday, March 07, 2016

Tale of Two Dreary Seaside Artists Toby Stevens @tobystevens75 x Rubbish Seaside @loudribs #rubbishseasides #art #seaside @metrouk The Argus @brightonargus When I opened the Metro the other day I saw the headline "Man gets real about the Great British seaside with brutally honest postcards," http://ift.tt/1L5zC2D) Sadly it wasn't who I thought it was. You see, in May 2013 I went to Hastings' Dragon Bar to see an exhibition by a desinger I admireToby Stevens http://ift.tt/1pb5lWs and saw a really great exhibtion of imaginary posters of seaside places done in the style of a British rail poster of the 1950s. This is the bit where I might write quotes and theorise like great artists steal and theft as homage is standard in modern art life. In this case I don't have time to ask Jack Hurley, http://ift.tt/1VNDXIe Sadly, I don't know the artist in question - and when I looked on his extensive blog http://ift.tt/1pb5lWv - aside from pastiches of Shepard Fairey there is nothing that really looks like the Rubbish seaside series. In the Brighton Argus the other day there is a telling quote, "The inspiration for the posters comes from Mr Hurley's upbringing in Portsmouth and then Teignmouth in Devon. " I should add Toby Stevens work. So this is really for people to know that 2 years before Jack's seaside pieces - there was another series of Rubbush seaside posters that pre-date and have a number striking similarities. http://ift.tt/1nrEHqC You can buy Toby's work here: http://ift.tt/1pb5o4L http://ift.tt/1nrEHqE [all artwork Toby Stevens ]

Tale of Two Dreary Seaside Artists Toby Stevens @tobystevens75 x Rubbish Seaside @loudribs #rubbishseasides #art #seaside @metrouk The Argus @brightonargus When I opened the Metro the other day I saw the headline "Man gets real about the Great British seaside with brutally honest postcards," http://ift.tt/1L5zC2D) Sadly it wasn't who I thought it was. You see, in May 2013 I went to Hastings' Dragon Bar to see an exhibition by a desinger I admireToby Stevens http://ift.tt/1pb5lWs and saw a really great exhibtion of imaginary posters of seaside places done in the style of a British rail poster of the 1950s. This is the bit where I might write quotes and theorise like great artists steal and theft as homage is standard in modern art life. In this case I don't have time to ask Jack Hurley, http://ift.tt/1VNDXIe Sadly, I don't know the artist in question - and when I looked on his extensive blog http://ift.tt/1pb5lWv - aside from pastiches of Shepard Fairey there is nothing that really looks like the Rubbish seaside series. In the Brighton Argus the other day there is a telling quote, "The inspiration for the posters comes from Mr Hurley's upbringing in Portsmouth and then Teignmouth in Devon. " I should add Toby Stevens work. So this is really for people to know that 2 years before Jack's seaside pieces - there was another series of Rubbush seaside posters that pre-date and have a number striking similarities. http://ift.tt/1nrEHqC You can buy Toby's work here: http://ift.tt/1pb5o4L http://ift.tt/1nrEHqE [all artwork Toby Stevens ]
by Jeffrey Louis-Reed

March 07, 2016 at 05:18PM
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