I was rooting through the loft looking for a few things and came across some interesting bits and bobs which I thought I’d share on here, because (a) it’s easy – literally “here’s one I prepared earlier” and (b) you’re not my real dad, you can’t tell me what to do.
The first item is a rather good way of creating a promo poster, based on an existing work of art. My then-girlfriend (now-wife) and I were involved in Hull University Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of ‘The Sorcerer’ (as directors and extras) and we decided to set it in the Deep South of the USA, around the time of Gone With The Wind. So it made sense to build a poster around that theme.
Luckily, colour photocopiers had just started to appear in printing shops back then so I was able to take an A3 copy of the famous Gone With The Wind poster and then paint over it with acrylics. This was a time long ago, before people had easy access to computers, so I had to do the lettering by hand.
Yes, I’m that old.
And I’ve just found some photos from that production too. See if you can spot me.
The other bit of old art was something I did even further back. We had to do a project at school on masks and I had recently watched a programme about some ancient civilisation that had slaughtered some other civilisation and they had shown some pretty haunting art from the period. Kind of like a primitive version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. So I decided to do something similar.
To be honest, I’m surprised it’s still in one piece after nearly 30 years!
Anyway, that’s enough tat from my attic. How about you dig out some ancient embarrassing item and let every have a good laugh?