Watain - Part 6 Of 10 Of The Watain Poster Series - Screen print

Watain - Part 6 Of 10 Of The Watain Poster Series - Screen print

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Artist : Erik Danielsson

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  • Description

    Each poster measures 70 x 50 cm, screen printed color by color in Uppsala,
    Sweden, on 230 g natural paper. The 10 different posters are limited to 100
    copies each, handnumbered, stamped and signed by the artist.

    The Watain poster series consists of 10 individual Watain posters created by
    Erik Danielsson / Trident Arts for Watain concerts between 2010 and 2015.
    Previously only used for online purposes, this is the first time these posters
    are printed in large, physical format.

    Erik comments:

    "Every time Watain has been booked for a festival I have made a unique
    artwork piece for the event, both out of need (since festival posters always
    look horrible) and out of the will to underline the graphical essence of
    Watain. I have also taken the liberty to only feature bands from these festival
    line ups that Watain has something to do with in one way or another, bands that
    fit into our universe and whose logos blend in well with our visual idea. An
    artist creates his own world on his own terms, and these posters are exactly
    about that.

    While far too many bands end up using whatever graphic that comes their way, we
    have always been cautious to not let anyone else speak on our behalf in that
    regard, since I believe that graphical art is as important an element in a band
    as a song or a lyric. These posters -behind which lay many days and nights of
    work- are a result of this approach, and it feels good to have them available
    now in this noble large scale format for those who appreciate such things as
    much as I do."

    Erik comments on poster 6/10:

    "When we premiered our first - and so far only - Watain film 'Opus Diaboli' (His Masters Noise, 2012), I made a series of posters for it, inspired by some of the many movie posters that had left a huge artistic impression on me in the past. This one in particular is a quite obvious tribute to the poster for 'The Curse of the Crimson Altar' from 1968, but even more so to the general graphical language prevalent on movie posters in those times: photo collages, hand-lettering, wild coloring and hysterical catch phrases, making you want to see the film after just one quick glance."

  • Additional Information

    Band Watain
    Title Part 6 Of 10 Of The Watain Poster Series
    Label E-Kunst
    Generic musical style Black Metal
    Detailed musical style Black Metal
    Catalog # EKT090
    Release Date 21 Oct 2016
    Dimension (cm) 50 x 70 cm
    Dimension (in) 19.69 x 27.56 in
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