[Privately-commissioned "Cube Grenades" i.e. limited edition, fine art prints that I did for my Brazilian client, agenciaclick. Click on image to enlarge etc.]
[Originally posted on the blog, August 27th, 2009]
The plan is to make a series of large, 48"x48" [4 foot-by-4 foot] canvases, i.e. exactly the same height, and one-half the width of desertmanhattan. The wee sketch above should give you an idea what I'm talking about.
I'm thinking of calling these "The Marfa Series", named after Marfa, the next town over from Alpine, 26 miles away. I drive there and back about three or four times a week; it's one of my favorite drives in the world. The drive inspired the idea for the the series in a SERIOUSLY big way.
Some will be cranked out in a couple of days. Some will take a lot longer, even a couple of months. I have no idea where this is taking me, other than I think I'll end up somewhere pretty interesting. Look for them for sale over on the gallery over the next few months or so, or feel free to e-mail me if you're looking to commission one. Thanks.
"This, I believe, is where my cartoons work the best- 'Cube Grenades'- small social objects that you 'throw' in there in order to cause some damage- to start a conversation, to spread an idea etc."Probably the job I'm most proud of recently, is when I was hired by a Brazilian ad agency, agenciaclick to create a privately commissioned edition of cube grenades i.e. fine art prints. See photo above.
They didn't want these prints for themselves; they wanted to give these out to their clients, as conversation starters.
"All brands are open brands? Huh? What does that mean? Do you agree with it? Why? What does "open" actually mean? What does "brand" actually mean...?" You get the picture. The same idea that made The Blue Monster so successful. Again, it wasn't about the message, the object. It was all about the social.
My long-term goal is to make more privately-commissioned "Cube Grenades" for more clients like agenciaclick. It was a wonderful working experience for me, and I want to spend more time in that business.
Since then I've gotten a lot of requests for them. So I plan to be doing more in future.
As always, feel free to contact me if you find either of these ideas interesting, Thanks!Posted by hugh macleod at May 25, 2009 8:11 AM | TrackBack