Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists. ...
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Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists. They pick through the dregs of America's schizophrenic culture and piece them back together. What you end up with is a caricature of the black and bloated heart that pulses greed through the US economy. The artists push further into the pulp to grab the attention of passersby, plastering art that's both vulgar and intensely visceral onto the gnarled surfaces of the urban landscape. The film gives us intimate look at some of the giants of this modern subculture. Outside of their own circle, they're virtually unknown. But within their ranks they make up an army of bareknuckle brawlers, publicly arguing the aesthetic merits of octopus imagery and hairy 70s porn stars. They've created their own visual language for describing the spotty underbelly of western civilization and they're not shy about ...Written by
SOOOO excited when I saw the preview a few years back. Remembered the title out of nowhere and downloaded it on iTunes. Really disappointed. This whole thing is more about middle of nowhere nerds waxing phil than the art. I've seen better, FREEer documentaries on the same subject on youtube that give you a shot of the personalities involved but concentrate on the ART. 3/10 BOOOORRRRRING! As an artist - and a middle of nowhere nerd myself - I have mixed feelings about seeing the personalities behind the work. I'm not of the opinion strictly speaking that biography necessarily reveals something awesome about the work. Boy was I right with this one.
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