Jacques Boyreau, 'Portable Grindhouse'
Monday August 16, 2010·
Let's play 'I spy'. Ready? Look around you. I spy something that in ten years will be obsolete.
Portable Grindhouse is a tributary 'don't know what you've got 'till it's gone' love letter to the awesomeness that was the 80s videotape box. The focus here is on lowbrow films, from obscure Ilsa flicks to Charles Bronson cheese.
Beautifully encased in a faux cardboard videotape box, PG is a stroll through the shameless, sensationalist 'grab me off the shelves!' graphic design exploits and tacky taglines of an era when terrible action films, teen sex comedies, hilarious horror and strange sci-fi oddities still debuted weekly. Airbrushed atrocities and cartoon abominations abound.
A continuous loop revives dead formats and dated aesthetics, whether they're cassette tapes, photocopy art, or bell bottom pants. Make sure you appreciate the clunky imperfections of the world we live in now, because we're sure to revive them sooner than you think.