A Series of Gig Posters: Dream Gigs Illustrated
Manyetik Bant came to life 10 years ago, as a personal, musical diary with short musings about songs. In time, it grew bigger via concert and festival reviews, interviews, event guides, news about urban life, photos related to music and the city.
It became a radio show first on Açık Radyo, then on Radyo Eksen. Album reviews and articles about culture & arts found their way into national newspapers BirGün Pazar and Cumhuriyet Cumartesi.
On the occasion of Manyetik Bant’s 10th anniversary, In Hoodies and I are embarking on a project of illustrations that we’ve been planning for some time now.
“Dream Gigs Illustrated”
Dream Gigs Illustrated is a series of gig posters. Imaginary gigs that never happened, missed gigs because of time and place, gigs that are experienced first hand and have left their mark… It is up to the artist to decide. It can be a poster for David Bowie’s gig on Mars or Metallica’s gig at İnönü Stadium. Depeche Mode can play at the Maiden’s Tower, Zeki Müren and Morrissey can share the same stage, Nirvana can come to Karga, Tuğçe San can go to Haçienda, DANdadaDAN can book Wembley. The first Sex Pistols gig in Manchester or Johnny Cash’s San Quentin gig can have new posters. The possibilities are endless.
,Since I was a child, I have been obsessed with building a bridge between reality and my heroes who helped me with my progress and who still accompany me in my life. When I was under the influence of American movies, for many years I waited for a background music to emphasize the important moments of life. Until the invention of Walkman. God bless you Sony.
This piece here, is an illustration of David Bowie, who is one of the most interesting and avant-garde figures I’ve ever seen, imagined in a counter-existence in Turkey’s reality, in a parallel universe. In this context, I’ll accept all lynching attempts from Bowie fans :)