Friday, 28 August 2009
Jasper is a documentary film maker from Holland with a Moleskine doodling habit. This started off as a felt pen sketch and then was scanned in and given a digital makeover. Jasper has an interesting story about how he discovered the music of Gainsbourg - "In 1993, when I was 23, I was a conscientious objector and had to do community service instead. I was employed in a youth hostel in Holland. There I met a colleague objector who had this tape, "De Gainsbourg à Gainsbarre". I was immediately taken by the voice (the crooner as well as the mumbler) and his weird ways of working with words". Have a look at Jasper's site to see examples of his film making.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Friday, 21 August 2009
Here's Serge as sketched by Montreal-based singer-songwriter Leif Vollebekk. Leif has just started to explore Gainsbourg's music after recently "getting off the Dylan train". I read once that at the time of his death Gainsbourg was talking with Dylan about a collaboration. That would have been interesting.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
PimPush is an illustrator based in Geneva. Pimpush's Serge is a homage to "Self Portrait in Profile" by Marcel Duchamp ("I couldn't resist because Serge's profile was just perfect for that."). Visit the Pimpush's website to see more beautifully simple and sophisticated illustrations.
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Friday, 7 August 2009
Here's Serge from Pennsylvania-based illlustrator Ammon Perry. Ammon has a website and a blog where you can see earlier versions of the Serge portrait. They remind me a bit of Lucian Freud's drawings from the 40s and 50s (which is no bad thing at all!).
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
Here's Megan "Stedhead" Hindley's very idiosyncratic take on Serge. Megan has only recently graduated but has already a couple of exhibitions under belt, a Goldie collab and work exhibited in the ICA. She's going to go far. Mark my words. Here's her blog and Flickr stream. Megan was unaware of Monsieur Gainsbourg until I sent her a couple of YouTube links for reference. She is now obsessed with "Uncle Serge". My work here is done.
Monday, 3 August 2009
Here's Serge as seen by Matthew Roberts. Matthew "used to make music and was a DJ" (he worked internationally for over 20 years and has remixed, amongst others, the Killers, U2, Jamiroquai and Underworld) and has "3 kids, 3 cats, a dog and a wife". He's a recent graduate from NWSAD, a graphic designer and wants to make short films. Here's his website.
Saturday, 1 August 2009
It's Hammo time - here's Serge with a cigarette and red wine (naturally!) from Manchester's very own, Hammo. Hammo AKA Nick Hamilton is an illustrator and graffiti artist based in Manchester. His work can be seen all over Manchester - from his murals in the Walrus Bar and Noho in the Northern Quarter to his fantastic Minotaur piece on the walls of Odder on Oxford Road. No one draws scenes of robot-initiated urban devastation quite like Hammo. Here's his website, Flickr and shop.