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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 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Dear God. :o This is brilliant.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You think so? Thank-ye! :la:
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Farand Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I know so!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very wise. :paranoid:
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snappapple Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very inspiring!
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :meow:
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OpiateTart Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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OpiateTart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
YES, HIM! And it's totally not a blatant imitation ... I can see you in this.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it was a blatant imitation because that was my intent. I'm just not good at keeping my style out of a piece. :lol:
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ExtraMedicationNowXD Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderfully charming! Rob, you are awesome in a box.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Emmykins, I'm glad you like it so much. :dummy:
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ExtraMedicationNowXD Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome, sweety.
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is really nice

So are you based in london then? :>
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank-you. :meow:

Haha, nooo... I'm situated in Plymouth. =p
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misterquark Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
This is so awesome I think I might die. :la: MOUSTACHES.

I love the colouring. :heart:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks, you like moustaches I take it? =p
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misterquark Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Quite a lot. :lol:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Which one here do you like best? :B
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misterquark Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Ummmm...The one on the far right! :la:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It doesn't trail in food. :dummy:
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misterquark Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Indeed. :la: Like Dali's...

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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Splendid excellent and rather good :)
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, John, I'm glad it appeals to you. :hug:
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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
You're welcome, and it does. :)
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the-cheek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Haha, that's really nicely done typogaphy.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, dude, it was a first for me and took ages, so I'm glad you think it looks good. :meow:
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the-cheek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
It might just be that Hand Job came in the post today, haha. A handdrawn type phase.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:lol:
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is genius, and I'm not even being nice. :B
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well I'm glad you like so much, thanks. :pringles:
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
You really have become more versatile lately, I wish I could evolve like you. :O
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
But you can use computers competently, I can only use them to paint. =p
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Tinoculars Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Lol, yes, I know all about turning a computer on and off. :lol:
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Rayum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Looks like some party. It looks kind of old and classic, really awesome choice of colours.
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it is meant to look Victorian. ;) Thanks. :meow:
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Rayum Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Then you fully achieved it. You're welcome : )
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ToxiHelena Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is epicly awesome O_O
Love how you colored the background, it looks really good. :heart:
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CrimsonMagpie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, the background is just a couple of washes of acrylic paint. :meow:
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ToxiHelena Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I still love it^^<3
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