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Absinthe Art, Deliriumified

Posted in Creativity, Delirium Dog with tags , , on April 15, 2011 by deliriumdog

For a while now, I’ve enjoyed the art and style of pre-1920’s vintage
advertising art for beverages, usually aperitifs such as Campari and Martini & Rossi. Having named a recent song Absinthe Cola, I figured that the wealth of absinthe-related art would be a good place to start for new imagery for Delirium Dog. I’m not sure if I’m going to run in this direction or not, but I can at least share my first attempt.

This Absinthe Cola poster takes an early sketch (sometime between 1898 and 1901) and gives it a delirium spin. The work-in-progress and the original are below. Please leave your impressions in the comments.

Delirium Dog Absinthe Cola (Poster Mock-up)

The original work:

UPDATE: feedback from some Facebook followers moved me to revise the text.

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