For the last Poster Monday spot of June us featuring the poster “Waste from Decadence” or “Why We Killed Hamlet“ of Lyuba Tomova a graphic artist from Sofia, Bulgaria. She is graduated of the master program “Poster” at the National Academy of Art Sofia. Lyuba took part in numerous international joint exhibitions. “Non-commercial posters are what I love doing. My aim is to “spiritualize“ everyday objects, to give them a different meaning. I believe that posters are the kind of art that can convey the deepest messages. This is the kind of art that lets me share my feelings and perceptions. The posters can send a personal message, to provoke people’s thoughts and to be understood” tell us Lyuba.
“I named this poster “Waste From Decadence“ or “Why We Killed Hamlet“. What inspired me to create it was Shakespeare’s play – not simply as a theatrical piece, but more so in its social aspect. It’s my own cut off hair that you see in the poster – a symbol of waste and degradation in our society, while the scissors are more than 100 years old. Our social values are falling apart. Are our aims and goals beautiful? The hectic daily life, the media manipulations, the lack of real human contact… We choose a certain direction and then we follow it with purpose, we run, we rush, we run over whatever crosses our path, but we never stop to contemplate. Fear makes us all easy targets. And this is how we kill Hamlet – with our apathy and selfishness”.
I would like to provoke people to ask more questions! Only by doing this we will find most answers. Thinking is what makes us human. No, we wouldn’t be so easily manipulated and so easily controlled, but the results would be better. Don’t kill Hamlet! Look for answers! If you would like to follow Lyuba’s work visit her facebook and instagram.
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