28 June 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Monsieur Poulet’s Bang Bang

Bang Bang by Ludwick has a looseness that I really enjoy, because the frenetic, sketchy style of the art matches the chaos of the robbery scene it aims to create. I like the playfulness of the lettering, which has its word shown in all different angles and arrangements, altering each letter’s height to better curve around the other drawn elements. By keeping all the lettering in a slightly darker tone than the drawings, the art is able to quickly differentiate between sound and picture, making the crowded canvas read more clearly and expressively than one color might have. The one choice I take issue with is the decision to keep the art in a rectangle shape- I feel this takes away from the otherwise freeform, exciting look of the piece and gives the impression that it’s only been printed this way because of the constraints of the printing apparatus. One could argue, though, that it’s an accurate representation of the type of room the scene is happening in, so it probably isn’t a dealbreaker for most viewers. For me, the rectangle is a bit of a bummer, but it pales in comparison to the design’s strengths. In particular, I’m impressed with the way pointed edges repeat throughout the design- the stars, gun explosions, and money bag tops all have a similar shape to them, and it makes viewing this piece very subtly pleasing to the eye.

Winners at Monsieur Poulet earn 2 Euros per item sold, for a total of up to 2000 Euros.

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