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« on: April 30, 2009 06:13:08 PM »

P.s. No tracing done at all on these bitches! I am actually sort of proud of that....

If you don't know who he is, Peter max is a pop artist.

His art "style" was copied by makers of the Yellow Submarine film, and he inspired many trippy poster, or so I am told by my mother, who says she had one.
In the fall of 2007, I got to meet him at a gallery and I pretty much fell in love with him and his art.
I also, recently, came into possession of this ugly wooden desk that had been mauled by a sharpie,  and I couldn't get it off, so I decided to paint it and  theme it after Peter Max and his art.


An image from the tip top:

The original:

And the submarine....

This is one of the sides,(the other one looks even worse):

As always, comments and criticism appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2009 06:58:04 PM »

Like your mom, I was around then as well, and the only thing you are missing is the strong outline he used. We were so inspired by the 'flower power' typography design, and I would give my right arm to have some of the psychedelic posters I used to have. Funny thing, I  have a couple of blacklights. I need to wist some posters. One thing I found is if the posters or paint has the true white, they will glow in the dark. But I am not that good of a painter of characters. Just the lettering. Got a lot of practice in '69.

Your work colorxmestupid7 is definitely going in the right direction, and I, like others would appreciate some info on paints used, preparation and sealing. You did an excellent job.

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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2009 07:03:31 PM »

wow this is sooooo cool Smiley I totally did a google search the artist, Peter Max...way cool stuff!!

So I totally love what you did but my only feedback would be to paint the rest of the wood parts over, doesnt have to be more art (I can tell that one shelf would be hard to get further into the back) BUT I think that just even having some colors to cover the wood would really make it looks oodles better.

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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009 10:28:12 PM »

You did a great job with your "untraced" images - you've got a good eye.  I'm with the others on the paint - did you use acrylic? (I'm thinking that would give you the best coverage and durability.)  Keep up the great work! Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 08:22:47 AM »

Yeah, I used acrylic paint.This desk was in a very bad place when I found it- it have been mauled by shrapie something awful, so acrylic seemed a wise choice since I didn't know if it would  cover any of the marker.

I have not sealed it yet, but that is in the works.

I am also going to be painting the rest of the wood, thank you for the feedback!

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011 04:59:04 PM »

This is very cool, I love Peter Max!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2011 07:30:44 PM »

I love Peter Max as well, and great job!

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