At work I’m currently designing a poster for a local junior high-school. They are about to move into a brand new building, and will have a big party with music, drinks and live performances which they obviously want to advertise prior to the event. And they want pictures of all 280 pupils to appear on it. All 280! So I spent most of the day cropping and color-adjusting the digital-camera photos they sent in.
Big fun, oh yes. Not.
That cd full of kids posing in front of the teacher’s amateur digital camera is gold material for sketching though. In one of Woody Allen’s movies — was it “Annie Hall”? I’m not sure — there’s a scene where he revisits his old classmates, has them stand up in the classroom and say what they became in later life. One goes “I’m the president of [insert multinational here]”, the other goes something like “I used to be a heroin addict, now I’m on methadon”. Well looking at the faces of these kids, I had a lot of fun imagining where they’ll end up in life. Some of their faces will surely show up here sooner or later, in ink.
Until then, I’ll leave you if I may, with a guy who’s Trying To Grow A Chin. The astute observer will notice an accute lack of smiling wrinkles: