Poster for Gary Baseman
This was such a fun project! Both because I love posters and because Gary
Baseman was a joy to work with. He was going to give a lecture at the
University of Kansas and I was the student selected to create the
announcement for his talk. He and I spoke on the phone a bit so that I could
get a better sense of his personality and then he faxed me a bunch of
illustrations. He also wrote a cute note asking me to come up with
I decided that the poster had to be
pretty bold, much like his style. So I chose two
separate illustrations and superimposed them in different colors.
The final touch was Gary's signature. I asked him
to fax me both his signature and a sentence that he thought captured what
was all about. I decided to use his handwriting to give
the poster a more "Baseman flair." Et voila! I silkscreened around
150 posters in red and black.
Gary liked the result so much that he submitted the work to Communication
Arts and it got selected for their Illustration Annual!