Sweet & Viscous

Title Sweet & Viscous
Year 2008
Size H 1189 x W 841 mm
Technique 3 colour screenprint on 120 grams/m2 Natronkraft paper
Edition 20 signed and numbered prints out of 60 prints total

Black office bears from Martin Venezky‘s private collection

The only bears I had ever seen, were the ones on the many warning signs that are all over the place in American National Parks.

Last time I was in serious Bear Country, during a visit to Sequoia & King Canyon National Park in 2007, I decided to be a good boy, and take the ranger’s advice. I rented one of Park Service bear canisters to lock away all ‘food related items’ that bears feel attracted to.

Well, it worked! I saw many bears that trip, both during daytime and marching through my camp at night. This brown coloured black bear hanging in a tree right above the trail, is the only I got close enough to for a picture.

From Cowboy Henk trakteert! by Kamagurka & Herr Seele, Uitgeverij Loempia/De Harmonie 1994

Where there are bears, there’s bear shit… Isn’t it a miracle how much a turd looks like a beehive?

Outdoor action at Graphic Design Festival Breda (GFDB) 2008, part of a Mupi* poster project throughout the city. Photo courtesy Stefan Scheele.

At Chicago International Poster Biennial, Fall 2008. Happy trails!

* Mupi is an abbreviation of ‘Mobilier Urbain a Publicit√© Illumin√©’, or backlit outdoor advertising furniture designed for the display of the largest (120 x 175 cm) poster size.

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May 15th, 2008
, Posted in Posters, Group Shows