I don’t want Fop, goddamn it! I’m a Dapper Dan man!
Joel and Ethan Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? is an timeless collection of beautiful scenery, insane characters, and great music. Everybody remembers The Soggy Bottom Boys, Pete getting turned into a toad, and Dapper Dan hair pomade. For Gallery1988‘s “Product Placement” show, Dapper Dan pomade seemed like a perfect subject to illustrate. The theme was to create a real advertisement for a fictional product.
Since the movie was set in 1937, I tried to capture the look and feel of a poster plastered on a wall in a Depression-era Five and Dime store. I borrowed the exact copy from the Dapper Dan pomade can and added a bit of marketing jargon that felt appropriate for the era. I even added a bit in the corner that reads “Genuine pomade used by The Soggy Bottom Boys!” which is technically true?
Printed by VGKids on Cream Speckletone from the French Paper Company, there’s lots of little fibers, dark spots, and flecks appropriate for something that has been laying around since the ’30s. I think this poster would be a great fit for a bar, but I don’t have a bar 🙁
- Dapper Dan Men’s Pomade
- 3 color screen print
- 80lb Cream Speckletone paper
- Edition size: 90
- Signed and numbered (by me!)
- Price: $40
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