The visual and media saturated feast that is ‘The Wall’!!!

Pink Floyd- a band renowned for their stunning visuals both on stage and on album covers, this was a purposeful decision by the band as they were relatively static on stage and not the most eccentric rock’n roll characters to say the least! To the left is the latest poster being used to advertise the up and coming ‘The Wall LIve’ tour from Roger Waters (Floyd song writer/ bass player/ singer) I love the way it’s a very modern spin on the instantly recognizable 30 year old original artwork.

I always felt Pink Floyd’s artwork was in a world of it’s own, very ahead of it’s time. As a result of this it never seems to age or look out of context. The Wall art work was created by Gerald Scarfe who among other things is known for developing all the characters for Disney’s Hercules in  1997.

This whole project has a very distinct style that screams anarchy and resistance, I love the marching hammers and particularly the famous picture of the school teacher putting students into a mincer disguised as a school building- sums up how people felt about education in certain parts of this country.


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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