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Rob C

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Bill Gold
« on: January 10, 2020, 03:09:45 pm »

Now and again I realise just how wonderful were the illustrators who thrived just before snappers took over the mainstream.

Here's one such.

The writing's in Spanish, but the illustrations are still worth a second and third look. Or one could take Spanish lessons.

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https://www.blogartesvisuales.net/general/bill-gold-cartelista-de-suenos/

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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 01:32:37 pm »

Now and again I realise just how wonderful were the illustrators who thrived just before snappers took over the mainstream.

Here's one such.

The writing's in Spanish, but the illustrations are still worth a second and third look. Or one could take Spanish lessons.

:-)

https://www.blogartesvisuales.net/general/bill-gold-cartelista-de-suenos/

Wow!! Bill Gold...I worked for him on some projects in the early '80s. Concept art for movie posters. I did some of the initial concept art that Robert McGinnis would eventually do the finished Art. He did a number of  Bond film posters. Think many $$$$$$ for McGinnis. Man, he could draw. You could give him a potato for his image reference and he'd make a drop dead Bond Girl. Amazing!

What a crazy nutty field that movie poster advertising biz can be. Impossible deadlines, unless it's not what they were thinking. Then there's always more time. ; )

Peter
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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 03:33:52 pm »

Peter, that reminds me of an old saying in the Air Force: "There's never enough time to do it right but there's always enough time to do it over."
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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 06:21:30 pm »

Peter, that reminds me of an old saying in the Air Force: "There's never enough time to do it right but there's always enough time to do it over."

Russ,
It's a truth throughout the world...

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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 08:52:09 pm »

Russ,
It's a truth throughout the world...

Peter

I always try to find out the real deadline; don't want to rush for nothing...
usually they make some reserve just to be sure... without any real purpose.
Of course they have to trust you that you are on time.
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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 04:59:14 am »

I always try to find out the real deadline; don't want to rush for nothing...
usually they make some reserve just to be sure... without any real purpose.
Of course they have to trust you that you are on time.

Tight briefs - ooh err miissus -and tight deadlines were the bane of my life as an illustrator. I remember being given a couple of days early in 1981 to create the cover for the 1982 Guinness calendar. Beggars belief!

EDIT: Just found this link on eBay

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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 06:53:02 am »

Tight briefs - ooh err miissus -and tight deadlines were the bane of my life as an illustrator. I remember being given a couple of days early in 1981 to create the cover for the 1982 Guinness calendar. Beggars belief!

EDIT: Just found this link on eBay

;-)

Keith,
AH, You and René. Nice : )

Peter

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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 06:58:19 am »

I always try to find out the real deadline; don't want to rush for nothing...
usually they make some reserve just to be sure... without any real purpose.
Of course they have to trust you that you are on time.

After many years of Illustrating, I figured out that when I was given a deadline of December 24, there would be some wiggle room. ; )

Peter

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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2020, 08:30:02 am »

Keith,
AH, You and René. Nice : )

Peter

Thanks, Peter.

The fact is when I view my illustrative work from those decades now I see it as suave but ultimately shallow, which of course matched the advertising industry perfectly!

But hey, I was fortunate enough to gain many prestigious commissions which kept the wolves away from the door, but admittedly it wasn't a spiritually uplifting time in my career. 
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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2020, 08:57:33 am »

Thanks, Peter.

The fact is when I view my illustrative work from those decades now I see it as suave but ultimately shallow, which of course matched the advertising industry perfectly!

But hey, I was fortunate enough to gain many prestigious commissions which kept the wolves away from the door, but admittedly it wasn't a spiritually uplifting time in my career.

I understand more than completely....

Peter
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Re: Bill Gold
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2020, 02:55:50 pm »

Thanks, Peter.

The fact is when I view my illustrative work from those decades now I see it as suave but ultimately shallow, which of course matched the advertising industry perfectly!

But hey, I was fortunate enough to gain many prestigious commissions which kept the wolves away from the door, but admittedly it wasn't a spiritually uplifting time in my career.

Be grateful! Them wolves is bad.

Funny thing: more than one creative is driven to biting the hand wot feeds it.

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