Today's Tales

by Péter Szabó

I 'm developing my project called Today’s Tales (2011) project based on loved cartoon series Hungarian Folk Tales featured in public television. The first series of this project is the Coloring Book drawings, expressing problematic, new concepts while bearing many of the style marks of a cozy childhood symbolism, creating a perplexing jumble of familiarity and menacing threat.
Is this play on forms capable of bringing out hidden messages, or is this an illusion and these symbols stay devoid of any additional meaning?
What if the birdies in the intro of the cartoons drew the coat of arms of the "Hungarian Guard", or of the "Civil Guard Association for a Better Future"?
My actual plan with the “Today’s Tales” project is to create a series of big scale drawings based on the digital plans. I chose ten movements and organizations and remake their logos and slogans with the forms of the cartoons. After having this drawings I try to produce embroiled bed-linen, an animation and other useful objects with the new design. This objects will be shown in different installations where I will mix ethnographic elements with quotidian arrangement.
Tags political, series, public space, posters, agitprop
Technique Drawing



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