Died Young, Stayed Pretty

A documentary on the North American underground poster culture, Died Young, Stayed Pretty is Produced, Directed, shot, and Edited by Eileen Yaghoobian. Looks good.

Posted by on February 27, 2009
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    5, Dan McCarthy, Nate Duval, Darren Pasemko and other local artists. (This will be the last art show at LAB Boston’s Allston location so make sure not to miss it.)

    We have worked closely with Eileen Yaghoobian, Producer/Director and Kristin Groener to showcase artwork in connection with the documentary.

    Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a documentary about the underground poster culture in North America, from the ‘60s psychedelic masters, like Victor Moscoso, to the gig poster crew today. The artists represented in the film “push further into the pulp to grab the attention of passersby, plastering art that?s both vulgar and intensely visceral onto the gnarled surfaces of the urban landscape,” says director Eileen Yaghoobian.

    Outside of their own subculture these posterists are virtually unknown. “But within their ranks they make up an army of bare-knuckle brawlers, publicly arguing the aesthetic merits of octopus imagery and hairy ‘70s porn stars.” They?ve created their own visual language and have created posters that are “strikingly obscene, unflinchingly blasphemous and often quite beautiful.” Yaghoobian’s film is the first (and maybe the last) of its kind.