The Magnificent Simulacra

The Magnificent Simulacra
The Magnificent Simulacra, 2015

The Magnificent Simulacra – a 36 inch by 48 inch art poster. It was made as part of the Carnival Of Space & Time installation for Eridu Society at Burning Man in 2015. The event’s theme that year was Carnival Of Mirrors. We wanted to play on that, but ultimately decided to use it for our own art theme. Eridu Society often works elements of steampunk and time travel into its installations. The premise was that members of the camp had traveled to future Burning Man events. Then we brought back the art theme posters to delight and inspire. Click here to check out art theme posters current and past.

With this poster, I wanted to explore the idea of simulation theory. I also wanted to give a nod to one of my favorite authors, Philip K. Dick. 8888 was the perfect year, that’s what flashed on the screen on early digital electronic devices when the lost power or were reset. The font choice is an intentional nod to Terry Gilliam‘s classic film Time Bandits. I was art director on the project and creator of this particular piece.

Check out the other posters in this series – Alien Seed, Fertility 7.0, Dia De Los Quemadures, Retrocausality, Infinite Connections, Aquatica, and Cacotopia.

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