M I S S I S S I P P I John H U R T
Got The Blues n°1
As a collector and crate digger, especially in blues music, I always found that there was a very small poster offer. It seems to be a field rarely explored by illustrators.
So when for the first time, I came across this mythical picture of the bluesmen Mississippi "John" Hurt taken by the polish-american photographer Bernard Gotfryd, I immediately fell in love with it.
This photography is a strong mix of simplicity and complexity at the same time. Mississippi "John" Hurt is well known for his subtle mix of blues, country and bluegrass. His style is characterized by fingerpicking guitar playing and his soft voice, like a whisper.
So the light on the photography is a great mix of all of this, with this cozy atmosphere and all that shadows that marry perfectly the wringles and all the weight of the complex years that Mississippi "John" Hurt had to passing through.
I just had to take my pencil and make this poster which is at the same time a tribute to this great bluesmen and this great photographer, both underrated.
D e t a i l s
My final design was printed in France on Canson Arches Velin Museum Rag 315g. A wonderful paper with a tiny texture and a type of grain that brings some relief to the final design.
It's a real pleasure to see my print with these strong colours with a mat effect. You will see the textures on these pictures in more details.