The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers, as India enthusiastically rediscovered graphic novels, was one book that graced most bedside tables. Apart from reintroducing India to a dark, quirky, moody idiom of visual storytelling, the book made Sarnath Banerjee stuff literary magazines feast on.
The latest in his list of accomplishments are a series of billboards and posters inspired by the Olympics, which are up all over London. The Telegraph reports that billboards featuring Banerjee’s art works will be displayed all over London during the Games.
Commissioned by Sarah McCory from the Frieze Foundation, the series of posters and billboards reflect Banerjee’s signature brand of wry humour.
“There will be many, many more losers than winners,” Sarnath is quoted as saying in the article. So his series is dedicated to the people ‘who almost made it’ but was denied a place in the ranks of glory.
The report quotes McCory, “I felt his dark sense of humour and alternative outlook on the rhetoric currently in the public eye because of the Olympics such as failure and lack of sporting prowess would be a great foil to the endless advertising billboards about winning and success. There are about 18 full-size billboard and 4,000 posters around London.”
Read the full article The Telegraph here.