Beautiful Losers

Beautiful Losers is a film directed by artist, writer and independent curator Aaron Rose. The documentary explores the world of a group of underground artists who met in the early 1990's and found their beginnings in outsider art such as graffiti, skateboarding, and street music. Through these subcultures they discovered the desire to create and rebel against standards.

Watching this documentary makes me miss picking up a paintbrush. I miss the feeling of how a paintbrush balances perfectly in your hand or the feel of the paint when you make your first mark on the paper; these are the moments I'll never forget. Don't get me wrong, I love graphic design, but a part of my heart will always belong to fine arts. In my future practice I want to be able to integrate the two, because it doesn't make any sense for me to separate them. I know it can be done, because more and more artists are doing so now. I think this is why analog practice is so important to me, because it's all I've been doing for the past two years. It gets me down when people don't see the point of doing analog projects. A combination of both analog and digital practice creates a richer experience than just working digitally or analog. Graphic design isn't about computers or Adobe programs, it's so much more. If you think about it, the computer is still a young creation and it's still rapidly changing, but craft and principles are timeless. I feel that one should invest the same amount of care and respect to an analog project as a digital project, because they aren't any different.

Wow, this post is going in an entirely different direction from what I expected, but it's okay because I think there's a lesson to be learned here...now if I only knew what that lesson was.

Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

1 comment:

  1. This is such an amazing film, I love to watch it.