Saturday, August 08, 2009

U2: Modern Toss

Cover for U2's The Joshua Tree, reimagined by Modern Toss for Beck's Music Inspired Art project, reducing Bono's pompous attempt at transcendence to a squawk of mundane frustration. I'm a big fan of the Modern Toss duo's wonkily drawn, silly, frequently violent, and sweary cartoons: dada satire applied to the frustrations of everyday life. They do film posters, too.


Blogger Michael said...

You again prove to have marvelous taste! I'm rather taken with the idea of 2001: A Space Argument. Can you imagine the petty little arguments and the sullen silences, all done by Kubrick?

August 10, 2009 2:25 pm  
Blogger Paul McAuley said...

I'm seeing Tony Hancock and Sid James, for some reason.

August 11, 2009 2:57 pm  
Blogger Michael said...

I just did a genuine laugh out loud at that idea. Suddenly, space travel is tranformed into Sid and Tony arguing in the flat in East Cheam. It could be an English 'Dark Star.'

August 11, 2009 3:21 pm  

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