This Koyannisqatsi poster I did for @hotdocs popped on my memories today and I thought it would be a good opportunity to repost with some of my behind the scenes process and thinking – I’m going to try to do this more often (try).
Koyannisquatsi is a visually stunning documentary that cuts between shots of nature, cities, people, industry, consumerism, technology and then back to nature. Basically a moving collage showing out out of balance humans are and how we ruin everything. It’s incredible, but not exactly easy to make a poster for (especially in the minimalist style I prefer to work in). After thinking about some of the key scenes to focus on, I realized that’s not the point at all. This film is meant to be an abstract juxtaposition of everything at once – it’s chaos in its most organized form. That’s what the poster needed to be. Slide to the right to see some of the screen grabs and inspo images I worked from to create a sketch that felt like the both a tribute to the original promotional images as well as something totally new. Thanks for looking!
What better way to pass the time than marathon Twin Peaks and curl up in this illustrated map of the town. Features all iconic locations like The Double R Diner, One Eyed Jacks, Timber Falls Motel, and of course The Great Norther Hotel. Up on Etsy now!
After spending a few months (years?) away – mostly travelling alone – coming home felt bitter/sweet. But my friends are so rad and I have been completely overwhelmed by their love and support. I made this illustration celebrating how far I have gone, and who was with me along the way. Available on Etsy now!
Spend some days at the new office for CAT Global and did a wee office mural
From my time last week painting the new office of CAT Global #muralart #illustration #toronto
Posted by Robert John Paterson on Sunday, March 1, 2020
Been a minute but I’m back to uploading Animated movie reviews to youtube!
… And. As always here are some custom artworks I made to go along with it.
Fun, challenging gig this week from Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto Canada. Make a poster for the animated Noam Chomsky documentary “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?”. Its a super stylized, psychedelic film directed and animated by Michel Gondry. It was a bit to wrap my head around at first but I found a way to make an original illustration that I feel pays tribute to the animation style and touches on some of the themes and conversation featured in the film. Thanks for looking 😉