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EVOCATIVE ILLUSTRATIONS BY BARRY BLANKENSHIP

by Ariadna Zierold

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Barry Blankenship is dragging the art of the comedy show poster into this century. He is a self taught screen printer trying to live his dream job of telling cool stories through design and illustration. Blankenship makes posters that are a legitimate visual enticement, an aesthetically appealing advertisement that doubles as a comedy nerd collector’s item.

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Besides his posters he has a series of personal illustrations. What’s compelling about Blankenship’s work is that he doesn’t go for funny ha-ha, but instead reaches for something genuinely evocative.

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