One day I walk past this huge scaffolding and see a seemingly tiny worker painting this gigantic advertisement for rockband Kishidan. PAINTING! Super-surprised, I step closer to make sure I am not making
written by Uleshka
worker looking busy
A real painting!
Well, as we know there are quite a few very talented people who are still around drawing movie posters, in the old genuine style. But I always thought, that no matter how good they were, those painted movie star posters always had some kind of Bollywood-feeling to them… Maybe that’s just me?
Anyway: this one was different. Everything about it was perfect, looked like a glossy print, no real “human distortion” to it…hmm… Did this busy looking painter really paint the whole thing by himself? That huge? Maybe he used a stencil for some parts such as letters, the overall layout .. but even then! Or only some parts are painted?
I don’t know how they did it, but for sure I found it quite impressive to make such a huge effort for one ad, which lasts for about a month – maximum!
Just, when I started to believe that someone secretly put up this scaffolding over night, pasted on a huge poster and then paid someone else to stand there and act as if he was painting, I noticed this other advertisement a little further down the road – fully painted!!!
Well, it must be magic!