I’m your ch ch ch ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb!!!!!!

Okay so The chick from Twilight is in it, big deal! Personally I can’t stand the pouty pose off that is Twilight but in the new movie ‘The Runaways’ Kirsten Stewart plays the legendary Joan Jett. I was as apprehensive as any true fan of the actual band when I heard this movie was being made, especially when I heard Dakota Fanning was playing Cherie Currie? The innocent little girl from ‘War of the Worlds’ playing a sex saturated, sleazy, stocking waring front-women of the first ever all girl punk rock group ‘The Runaways!

Okay the movie is typical Hollywood, embellishing every factor about the band, it presents the Runaways as a crazy drug fueled, bunch of foul mouthed sex kittens but it just doesn’t do the band any justice and comes across as slightly forced and unreal. Fanning is actually pretty good at playing the singer Cherie, unfortunately the film seems to focus on Kirsten Stewarts portrayal of Joan Jett and this is quite awkward to watch as she experiments with lesbianism and drugs while rebelling at every opportunity. It would be far better to reduce all that and focus on the personality and drive Joan Jett has!

Anyway the poster design is a different story, I love it- it is perfect in every way, taking it’s idea from the bands biggest song ‘Cherie Bomb’ and having the stencil design is really cool, also the faded record ring is a nice touch, indicating the retro nature of the movie.

Wicked graphics/poster/cover, not so wicked film.


About High Velocity Trifle

My friends call me Sammy Lee but I was born Lee Tomlinson, I play drums in loads of bands and have done since I was 12, music is an obsession of mine, I try to balance it with my other love which is design; digital / hand drawn illustration / photography / video... I love to be creative and get excited when I see other peoples clever use of imagery, whether it be a piece of graffiti, a billboard, a magazine advertisement, brand logo design, an original/against the grain adornment of style, not to mention a well executed shamrock in the head of a pint of Guinness... What? Music and design share many similarities and as a working musician and design degree student I intend on creating work that depicts this as I try to establish myself as a graphic designer. I studied graphic design at ND level after leaving school and since then I have concentrated my efforts on playing music- this has been frustrating to say the least but also given me some incredible moments to cherish- I have some road stories and varied success with a few artists. The music industry leaves you with a very sour, synthetic taste after a while... Kinda like Sambuca but less flammable, but I was fortunate to record in many of London's legendary studio's and play in some great venues. After nearly ten years of sacrificing a decent wage (and occupation) playing music full time, I now want to focus more on my design work and put more of my artistic energy into this area/platform from which to be creative. There will always be critics and confidence breakers in every creative field but at least with creative design you don't have to deal with LSD (lead singer disease) ego platforms, dodgy promoters, touring up and down the country with hairy smelly wannabe rock stars and lugging instruments too and fro setting up only to find out the total attendance at that particular gig is the bar staff and the support band... I don't agree with that in the workplace!
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