To a certain extent this blog’s been about appropriation, visual puns and generally getting back into the rhythm of creating & playing with ideas.
It takes a lot of effort to look this crappy (self-deprecation).
It’s been going so well, that I’ve decided to explore & document the ‘visual’ making process with you (fun, fun, fun). It also gives me an opportunity to make things more complex, context based & personal.
So the initial spark of interest for the following images came from ‘The Kominas’ and in particular the image below;
‘The Kominas’ are a Pakistani Punk band from America, and apart of the counter culture & sub genre of punk; called Taqwacore. (Islamic punks to oversimplify things).
The image already had my attention, but now my curiosity (line courtesy of, Calvin Candie). Both young girl’s have a ‘rebellious conformity’, about their look & demeanor. They are iconic in a way, just for their rare eccentricity & contentiousness.
The image to the right (which the band use for promotional stuff) appropriates ideas (may not be intentional) from Roy Liechtenstein/Pop Art/’Sex Pistols & Jamie Reid. Again all iconic & controversial stuff at their moment in time.
More importantly for me is that they look (in my opinion) beautiful.
I wanted to appropriate further, the ideas of ‘rebellious conformity’. I used the picture above a visual reference taking elements from both to have an anchor for create new images.
My attempts are as follows;
These images were created using good old ‘photoshop’.
Creation of A… Disney magic!
Our third eye.
Our third eye.
'Googly Eye Ltd' Chief Executive officer.
another iteration, of an earlier idea.
LIKE A FOX!
New, improved design of one of my old favourites. This time, he’s got his top hat on properly.
Phone cover at; http://society6.com/masum121/LIKE-A-FOX-Stg_Phone-Skin#3=125
It’s addictive messing around your old images, to get this stereoscopic-ish look. This should be the last, until I persuade myself to make new stuff.
In relation to this blog post, by my mate Jamie;
He had lots of fame.