SELECTED WORK FROM THE FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL
I spent several years as a consulting art director with the Found Footage Festival, working on a countless number of creative projects, from brand direction, web, and print design, through illustration and motion graphics. Included collaborations with other featured illustrators, including Johnny Ryan and Simon Turner.
The Found Footage Festival, is a one-of-a-kind comedy and multimedia event that showcases footage from videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters across the country, usually from the "golden age" of VHS. The festival's visual brand development plays on the "scavenged" and eclectic nature of the event, with a different visual theme for each iteration/tour of the show. Common elements include grungy textures, piles of VHS tapes, wood paneling, shag carpet, collage work, and custom illustration. With the show functioning as a postmodern touring variety show, variety and a "more is more" approach are key.
“Erik is able to see the big picture, and can produce just about any stupid idea we come up with.”
—NICK PRUEHER, HOST/CURATOR, FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL
Illustration stills from a Saturday morning cartoon gag from Found Footage Festival: Volume 4