Died Young Stayed Pretty
Died Young Stayed Pretty ist eine Doku von Eileen Yaghoobian, die den Fokus auf der DIY Posterkultur hat und die es mittlerweile auch auf DVD gibt. Und weil ich gerade nicht viel Zeit habe, hab ich mir einfach ganz frech den Text von deren Seite gemopst……
Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists. They pick through the dregs of Americaâ€™s schizophrenic culture and piece them back together. What you end up with is a caricature of the black and bloated heart that pulses greed through the US economy. The artists push further into the pulp to grab the attention of passersby, plastering art thatâ€™s both vulgar and intensely visceral onto the gnarled surfaces of the urban landscape. The film gives us intimate look at some of the giants of this modern subculture. Outside of their own circle, theyâ€™re virtually unknown. But within their ranks they make up an army of bareknuckle brawlers, publicly arguing the aesthetic merits of octopus imagery and hairy 70s porn stars. Theyâ€™ve created their own visual language for describing the spotty underbelly of western civilization and they’re not shy about throwing it in the face of polite society. Along the way, they manage to create posters that are strikingly obscene, unflinchingly blasphemous and often quite beautiful. Yaghoobian shows these artists for what they are: the vivisectionists of Americaâ€™s morbidly obese consumer culture.