A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Airbrush Poster Series


Director Roman Coppola has long been a fan of airbrush art, as demonstrated in his 1999 music video for Mellow. This poster series by Percival and Associates clearly references the work of Dave WillardsonPeter Palombi, and designer/artist Charles E. White III on whom the movie is loosely based. But maybe better than Charlie Swan is this fantastic 1968 film (NSFW) of Charlie White painting on a nude body.

The type is an easy reference to 1970–80s design, ITC Souvenir, Ed Benguiat’s goopy update of a Morris Fuller Benton face.

If you like this, you’ll love Overspray, the definitive book on California airbrush art.

(Posters found at ScreenFonts.)

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