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Stowaway Poster


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Alex Pearson



Kangaroo Press

Designer and illustrator Alex Pearson’s self-initiated Stowaway print and accompanying process documentary are more like a film with bonus features than a poster.  




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18 × 24 in.

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This piece is available for purchase for $35 (Plus Shipping + Handling)

Stowaway Poster
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Project Description

The project began when the band "The Shins" released their new single "Simple Song". I pulled out a few words from the lyrics of that song that sparked an image in my mind. My idea behind the piece was to represent the tendency to hold on to a memory of something that is no more and keep it pristine, even if it holds you back (or in this case pulls you under).

Production Lesson(s)

Getting an ink to match the exact color + opacity + overlay blending you see in Photoshop sometimes is just plain impossible. Not that the end product suffered because of it, but sometimes the crazy ideas in your head might make your printer roll their eyes.”

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Kelly Cree

Writer for UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

June 27, 2012


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