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Grzegorz Domaradzki’s comic book-influenced snowboards

Polish graphic designer Grzegorz Domaradzki has illustrated a series of snowboards for Endeavor designs that playfully use all kinds of comic book, manga, cartoon and pop-art imagery.  I’m often lairy of other artforms appropriating comic artists’ styles without giving much credit to their sources, and I’ve as much interest in sliding down a snowy hill on my arse as the next working-class Irishman, but these would look great mounted over the fireplace of your favorite bar. While you stay warm and dry inside. Anyway, great shots of these designs, including lots of close-ups (where you can play spot the homage/swipe), can be seen at Gregorz’s Behance portfolio.

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Yeah, that one image is clearly the Joker’s mouth from the cover of the “Joker” by Brian Azzarello and Lee Bermejo.

And did you mean you’re “wary” maybe? I was confused for a second.

Superman_is_not_real

July 25, 2012 at 11:10 am

These board designs are uninspired crud. I am appalled that this exists and that he was probably payed a lot of money to do this.

this article, that duly points out that when artist’s rip off other art usually makes the author aggressive or ready to fight, promotes this derivative art.

“Polish graphic designer Grzegorz Domaradzki has illustrated a series of snowboards for Endeavor designs that playfully use…”

I have a problem with this sentence. He “playfully” uses images? Huh? What do you mean by that? If you mean “playfully” as in “rips-off” other artist’s work, then yeah, it’s “playful”.

This reminds me of Roy Lichtenstein plagiarizing portions of other artist’s comic work, but I guess he was just being “playful” too! (ref: http://www.cookdandbombd.co.uk/forums/index.php?topic=13519.0)

Yeah, lairy was a typo, I meant to use leary as in the UK idiom for “suspicious of, or wary”. And yes, the designs clearly evoke Lichtenstein and therefore the ethical problems inherent in his work, which was always my point. I do however find these boards to be better works of pop art that Lichtenstein’s anaemic efforts.

I worked for a skateboard company a few years. They openly ignore copyright and trademark laws. Short runs and ambiguous billing.

Superman_is_not_real

July 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

Strange, I thought “lairy” fit as well, although it made you seem very aggressive and violent ;)

“Lairy”, British slang: Displaying an aggressive attitude in order to provoke a fight, argument or any verbal or physical confrontation.

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