UK artists re-interpret classic surf film posters
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 November, 2013 - Approaching Lines and some of the UKs most exciting surf creatives present "Surf Cinema Re-Vision", a specially commissioned gallery show and online auction celebrating the connection between art and celluloid in support of Water Aid.
London Surf / Film Festival tasked a selection of the UKs leading surf creatives to reinterpret and redesign the art work for an iconic surf film that resonated with them and produce a unique piece that captures the essence of the movie and stirs the imagination.
The resulting, Surf Cinema Re-Vision collection draws on the work of a hugely talented and exciting pool of UK artists who have a strong connection to the sea including: Richard Bull / Bull, Rich Braham / Whale Submarine, Nick Radford / Frootful, Keiron Lewis / Seamouse, Chris Dorning / Moot, Droog79, Wilma Johnson, Victoria Jones and David Beckitt illustrators, graphic artists, graffiti artists, typographers, fine artists.
Surf Cinema Re-Vision gallery show presented by Oakley previewed at the Riverside Studios Gallery, Hammersmith during the London Surf / Film Festival, featuring re-imagined posters from seminal films such as John Milliuss Big Wednesday to modern classics such as Andrew Kidmans Litmus and these exciting pieces of art are now available to buy.
Each of the works - an original A2 poster print are on sale via an online auction that runs to Friday 22nd November 2013 with all proceeds going to WaterAid - an international non-governmental organization that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the worlds poorest communities.
Have Board Will Travel by Richard Braham.
A one off print inspired by the Don Brown 1963 classic. Rich Braham, aka Whale Submarine, has been a long time collaborator with the Approaching Lines team creating distinctive artwork and creative direction for events such as the Slyder Cup and the 5 to 1 Fin Fair. Whale Submarine produces a range of limited edition t-shirts and prints.
Litmus byDroog 79
A one off print inspired by Andrew Kidman’s seminal 1996 film, featuring Derek Hynd, Wayne Lynch, Tom Curren and Joel Fitzgerald plus the Mark Sutherland animation “Dream”. Droog79 is the alter-ego of a salty-faced, suburbia-fleeing, inky-fingered, board-propelled artist, illustrator, designer and lawn bowls aficionado. His weird and wandering work via ink, paint, pixels, words or just a line in the sand has festooned walls, bodies, beaches, posters, windows, shopfronts, skate and surfboards, phones, laptops, canvas, clothing and publications.
Barefoot Adventure by Nick Radford/ Frootful.
A one off print inspired by the Bruce Brown’s 1961 surf classic. This movie features footage from iconic spots such a Makaha Point plus a stand-out jazz score by saxophonist Bud Shank. A former member of the Lighthouse All Stars from 1953-56, Shank later started his own quartet and became a prominent figure in the West Coast jazz scene (along with Chet Baker and Shelly Manne) in the late fifties/early sixties. Frootful is the name that illustrator and musician, Nick Radford, works under. Being something of a throwback, his influences lie sometime between the late 50s and early 60s – be they the limited colour palettes of traditional screenprinting and lithography techniques, jazz and soul album covers, or the music itself from this era. Nick is also an accomplished musician, signed to Freestyle Records.