Phil Boucher
Visual Thought

Graphical

This section of work is comprise of my personal projects. The work sits on the brink of graphic art and fine art, which to me creates a compelling style. Every piece is a mix of original photography, illustration, typography and design. I continually push myself with these projects because the constant challenge to create and solve a story is extremely fulfilling.

Evolution of Me.

Self-portraits have always played a key role in the work of artists. I believe we continually explore ourselves in our chosen medium because we are looking to get more insight into who we are and why we do what we do. Major milestones in life influence how we view ourselves, so after having our first child I decided to revisit the idea of self-portraits in an organic abstract way. During this period I was extremely interested in typography and short poetic verses.

 

Memento Mori. "Remember that you have to die."

Memento Mori is the medieval Latin theory and practice of reflection on mortality, especially as a means of considering the vanity of earthly life. Using this as a starting point, I wanted to develop a series of iconic posters, which when reflected upon could give viewers a way to engage with a simplified representation of death.

Invaders.  "Each new generation is a fresh invasion of savages." - Harvery Allen "

How do you combine Space Invaders, minimalist icons and poster design with everyday objects in your life? This was the challenge I presented to myself. Everyday for 14 days, I created a poster containing icons influenced by objects in my work space to try and bring a new perspective to what was surrounding me.

Audio Inspiration.

Many artists say music is a major source of inspiration, so I wanted to do series of posters that reflected on the music I listen to.

Urban Slang 

I wanted to showcase urban slang terms with the locations they represent. The gritty visual style represents the streets of these cities, because the streets, give life to these places.