Attack of the Giant HolyShit exhibition
The spirit of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s painted film posters, especially the early grindhouse movie posters and the graphic world of the vintage comics are the main inspiration for Zsolt Domsodi. The young graphic designer just finished the Krea Contemporary Arts Institute in 2010 but he obtained one of the most important visual-pop-cult award, the ‘A Night with George a Romero’ event poster contest first prize in 2009.
“It is a noble gesture to design posters for imaginary or never made movies, fueled by fertile fantasy. Dömsödi is currently involved in designing posters for such movies, working along the trash-movie, grindhouse lines. Globalized underground, international geek-thing, cosmopolitan otaku. I like this notion of working outside and beyond local trends, the actual and real-time aspect of the anachronistic gesture of the spirit of our times. This exhibition speaks – among others – of this as well, which is truly encouraging, that you can still be both a Hungarian and international at once, even today, that we have at least one city, this being Budapest, which refuses to dismiss partaking in the international mimetic blood flow, even if the local hospital’s consortium warns us otherwise.” (András B. Vágvölgyi)