Cheer Charm Life
Cheer Charm Life (a sticker book)
by Scott David Finch
Scott David Finch says about this book:
After vacillating between making hard-edged poppy paintings (too stiff and impersonal) and improvisational automatic drawings (too flimsy and unstructured) for a long time, it recently occurred to me to combine the two by sticking my loosely drawn figures directly into the landscapes of print design.
For a few months, I stuck drawings onto all kinds of glossy packaging, but over time I became singularly enchanted by cereal boxes. I like the way they visually explode in the store, and they are also made to be read and repetitively explored by half-awake crunchers.
At first I couldn’t understand why I got such delight from seeing my personal, dreamy drawing imagery interloping amidst the hieroglyphic code of these boxes. Looking back now, I should have grasped that the project retreads the same theme I repeat all the time: it is an entreaty from a daydreamer to himself to wake up!
If you want to interrupt your own little sleepwalk, peel a sticker and stick it. It’s a tiny little aesthetic sugar rush. Then when all the stickers are used up, fold the backing pages into a fan so you don’t overheat.
Text adapted from the artist’s press materials.
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