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Museum of Moustaches by CrimsonMagpie Museum of Moustaches by CrimsonMagpie
More college work.

The brief for this was to create a poster for a hypothetical 'museum of moustaches'. It had to have a Victorian feel to it, and the text to use was specified to the letter, with no room for ad-libbing.

Most people went the traditional route of making their posters look Victorian; sepia tones, etching-style drawings, etc... Because of this I decided to go down the more clean-cut Parisian style of Henri Tolouse Lautrec.

The position of every single letter was measured out precisely, and the the black at the bottom was painted around the red letters. It took quite a long time. :B



Acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 42cm / 11.7 x 16.54"
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farand Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Dear God. :o This is brilliant.
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CrimsonMagpie Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You think so? Thank-ye! :la:
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farand Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know so!
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CrimsonMagpie Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very wise. :paranoid:
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snappapple Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If this was a print I would sooooo hang it poster sized in my kitchen :D
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CrimsonMagpie Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaa, thanks, we'll have to see what happens. ;)

Unfortunately this is only A3, so it couldn't be reproduced any bigger than that, but I might entertain the idea of doing more stuff like this but bigger sometime in the future. :meow:
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TomOliverArt Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very inspiring!
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CrimsonMagpie Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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OpiateTart Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love it alot. Reminds me of a French artist who did cafe adverts (can't remember his name), but you're like a super avantgarde version of him.
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CrimsonMagpie Sep 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec? Yes, this is basically a little homage to him. Or a blatant imitation if you like. =p
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