This started life as a gig poster, for an american rock band, the brief was Dark Sci-fi, the first thing that came to mind was the work of the french cartoon artist Moebius, who’s work i’ve been reading lots of, this panel came to mind from his world of Edena, The repairman, the panel is set inside a humanoid car and its sort of like the cars emotional problem, its odd but i reinterpreted as a sun being sucked into a black hole and exploding because of the pressure. and i added the astronaut
My sketched were quickly approved, and i built out the final version from my sketches and incorporated heavy pixel marks as i was trying to lean into the old asteroids arcade game, that i had play’d as a kid on a commodore 64, it was just something that came to mind from the music of the band, and i really liked these marks, to me it was what made the piece interesting
I added the diamonds the the space pack of the astronaut to make it more of my own, I’ve a bunch of personal associations with the diamond shape.
I submitted my final version and the art director asked for me to pull back on the pixel look to pursue a more hand drawn look, I gave it some thought and decided that i didn’t want to make those changes so i decided to withdraw from the poster series.
I was thankful for the opportunity and hopefully I’ll be able to work with them in the future but i just had to do what i thought was best for the design, so from there i decided to release the print as an art print by myself,
The title comes from a volume of Tin Tin (Objectif Lune) I had been visiting Brussels around this time and Tin Tin is everywhere in Brussels, so it made sense.
Objectif Lune Rouge ( Destination Moon) Red
3 color screen print on Gfsmith colorplan 275gsm
S/N and stamped in an edition of 15
Objectif Lune Noir
3 color screen print on Gfsmith colorplan 275gsm (Two metallic silvers)
S/N and stamped in an edition of 4