Died Young, Stayed Pretty

Friday, July 17 - Thursday, July 23, 2009

Exploring the outer edges of design, this candid documentary delves into the underground world of indie rock posters, where outsider artists pick through the dregs of America’s schizophrenic culture and piece them back together into arresting images. In posters for groups like Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Sonic Youth and more, these bareknuckle aesthetic brawlers publicly argue the merits of octopus imagery and hairy ’70s porn stars with a visual language that’s all their own–strikingly obscene, unflinchingly blasphemous and often quite beautiful.

Read an interview with director Eileen Yaghoobian here.

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