The upper postcard features a still from my favourite film ‘Bladerunner’. The reverse is a quote from Orwell’s 1984 which seems really prescient now given that all our information is now being scrutinized by GCHQ. We seem powerless – or have given away our right to privacy because we just don’t care enough to be outraged.
I drew the typewriter in the lower image – I used to have a typewriter like this ages ago and love the technology. I read that in the light of all conversations and e mails being intercepted, that the Germans were thinking of going back to using typewriters. The words….. We really do need a free press but its hard with the likes of the Daily Mail- just making stuff up!
Two more postcards. I took Delacroix’s ‘Liberty Leading the People’ and used it as a silhouette. I can’t remember where the quote comes from on the back. I created the lower postcard by writing out, in my own hand, the Declaration of Human Rights. (Seemed like we needed to be reminded of these in the current climate.) The quote on the reverse is by Steve McQueen when he was being interviewed on the release of his film ‘Twelve Years a Slave’ – wonderful , shaming film. We saw his work in Basel last year – very inspirational.
Two of the postcards in the ‘Outrage’ series.
Screen-printed on one side and letterpressed on the reverse. I drew the ‘printers fist’ and added a period cuff- just because I fancied it. You can’t see it but I used a gloss varnish on top of the blue. The lower image is taken from a Barbara Kruger piece which was featured on the cover of Dazed and Confused about six years ago.