Well, it has to be done, so it may as well be now…
Here I sit, your humble Stick Up curator, monitor-lit and twitchy, in the scruffy clothes I woke up in, eating a cheap, supermarket frozen pizza and scratching my tangled barnet, thinking of ways to introduce the delightful work of poster-maker Bobby Evans AKA Telegramme.
I was going to begin by saying “he’s on a roll right now” but it appears he’s not ever been off a roll… other opener attempts found me struggling to choose which of the crazy string of lauding adjectives I had to edit to make a readable sentence. So, it was with a nod and a sigh that I resigned myself to admitting how very ungainly, disorganised and hapless I feel in comparison to “wunderkind” Evans.
(I’m being horribly unfair – if I said this with him in the same room he’d blush a very handsome shade of Tuscan rose …and then, instead of protesting even modestly, he’d put his arm round my shoulder and share his powers with me for a while – *sigh*)
Look for designs that really capture the charm of early screen-printed posters. The compositions, the text layouts, the colours – Telegramme Studios really have successfully nailed the popular “vintage” vibe.
Click here for Telegramme’s site
Click here to find more of this year’s Stick Up gig-poster artists
Or read what we said about Telegramme in 2013