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 this up.
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? But why bother to make it look painted in the first place?
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!