Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mirrors: George Ferris

"I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things." -Claude Chabrol
        My image was influenced by mirrors and band posters.  I looked at the theme as the name of a faux-band ('The Mirror').  The Mirror is a one-man post-punk band that was created by Christopher Montenegro in Salem, OR in 2009.  The Mirror is signed by HJK Records for a 3-record deal and starts its first national tour in May.  This image was purchased by HJK Records for distribution and circulation of the tour.

        Concert posters ('music posters') have been around for centuries with the first handbills being hand-drawn for local acts.  With the invention of lithography in the early 1800s, concert advertisement (posters) went from a local market and expanded into a regional and even national scene.  Poster advertisement began to fade as radio and movies took over the first part of the 20th century; the more popular streams of advertisement won out.  It wasn't until the rise of Rock and Roll and the counter-culture that came along that music and concert posters gained their comeback and strong influence that is still prevalent in today's society.

Here's a great article about the brief history of concert and event posters.  50 amazing and inspirational gig posters.
While you're at it, here's a band named Mirror Mirror I discovered while researching my faux-band.

©George Ferris
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