Sunday, April 22, 2012

little sea films - 9 waves poster

Here's the first silkscreened poster edition for Little Sea Films.  The 9 waves in this design are taken directly from the hand painted animation I did for the Little Sea Films intro.  I animated it on paper with ink and brush.  This poster is an edition of 60 hand printed by my friend Matt Ginsberg in Chicago.  They're available in the store at

The idea for the name Little Sea Films comes from two places.  It's a reference to Lake Michigan.  And it's also inspired by The Book of Puka Puka by Robert Dean Frisbie.  Frisbie, originally from Ohio, traveled as a young man throughout the atolls of the South Pacific in the early 1900's.  He ended up staying on the atoll of Puka Puka for a few years.  And The Book of Puka Puka is his first hand account of his time there.  While there, he married a young island beauty named Little Sea.

This book is now out of print, but used copies can be found on Amazon and other places.  I highly recommend checking it out if you have any interest in the atolls of the Pacific.  It's a fascinating read by a gifted writer.  It's a look at what atoll life was like before the modern world had made it's mark felt in these far corners of the earth.  It's an amazing adventure.