Hear yea! Hear yea! Welcome to our circus of modern mankind! Behold the amazing acts of our performers! Shivers down your spine… Does it all look a bit familiar?
Aha! that might be the case indeed! Are you also rushing trough your life? Trying to do as many things as you can in your day? Is it almost a second nature to you to let your life pass you by without actually living it yourself? Watch, study and learn from our spectacular acts at The Great Carnival!
The Great Carnival is the graduation project of Eric van Den Boom. He graduated at the school of arts with a bachelors degree in Illustrative design. The concept of his project is the culture of haste. These days our culture teaches us that faster is better. But in the race to keep up, we all suffer the consequences.
Eric invented an imaginary carnival to make us aware of how this generation perceives and manages its time.
Beware of the great boss of our circus! His clocks always ticking, his eyes ever watching.
The master of time rules our lives. He will creep into your mind like a shadow, chasing you every step, making sure
you will get your things done in time!
A breathtaking act of sheer courage and balance!
Walking on a tightrope with a full agenda, juggling her occupations, trying to hold them up high.
Will she be able to carry it all or will she fall into the darkness?
Excitement! Very little time, and a very small space.
But our acrobats are very loose-limbed and bendy. They should be of course because
they have to get into this train before it leaves. Will they be able to pull it off?
Come on and join the carousel of the bizarre!
Too much traffic, not enough roads and off course you don’t have that much time to spend,
but try to enjoy the ride, for you will be there for a long time…
We are proud to present the new Houdini!
Completely chained in mass communication the escape artist is struggling for his very life!
You will be sitting on the edge of your seat. Will he be able to get out?
As a first reflection you almost shut your eyes,
do you dare to watch our ultimate freak show? Wanting to get all the jobs done he had to
do during his workday, our multitasker has evolved to a supreme being.
Of course I want everybody to know about The Great Carnival, so I advertised all over the city of Utrecht. Whilst doing this people came up to me wondering when and where this mysterious carnival would take place… The only answer is that it could already be in town!
All posters are sold-out!
All posters were printed in a limited edition to make them exclusive.
Please keep track of my other work on my website www.boomartwork.com
Digitaly printed on blueback paper
84cm x 42cm
Within The Netherlands: €8,5
The Netherlands: €11,-
Outside EU: €20,-
Find out all about the carnival and spread the word! Its everywhere and all around us!
And if your lucky maybe the carnival will park in your own backyard for a show for you!
Get your ticket, prepare yourself for a wonderful show and see who’s behind it all.
I made a combination of circus tickets on one side to promote my project and a business card on the other side to promote my one-man design & illustration studio: www.boomartwork.com
Only for the brave and daring few! Who is the alpha-male or female? Stick your head through the hole and prepare to find out if YOU can tame time!
The Passe-Têtes was exhibited at the graduation exhibition at the School of Design Utrecht in 2009.