Usually when I hear the words “plastered on the street,” the connotation is usually a negative one that precedes a citation. However in this case the phrase is the title of this week’s Book of the Week, and the meaning is actually quite literal.
Robert Edmonds is an artist and designer, originally from Melbourne, Australia, and his book “Plastered on the Street” is this week’s Book of the Week. The book features photography of posters attached to various fixtures on the streets of Vancouver. Turns out that Robert’s book is both a photography work and a portfolio – he created all the posters, then shot them in their urban surroundings. As our Design Director, Alysha, likes to say, “design does not exist in a vacuum,” and we think that showing the posters in context is a brilliant move.
Robert designs music posters, creates CD art, paints using acrylic on canvas and paper, and even specializes in linocut prints – a printmaking technique that’s a variant of woodcut. Some of the artists Robert has created posters for include Amos Lee, The Raveonettes, Pete Yorn, Augustana, Interpol, Snow Patrol, The White Stripes, Built to Spill, The Bravery, The Cure, Jeff Tweedy, and Willie Nelson. I’d let any of those guys play my backyard.