Normally we associate Dan Wilton with the music industry. His bread and butter work involves trailing some of the most exciting new musicians across the globe and documenting their antics for us mere mortals to enjoy. When he’s not doing that you can invariably find him making normal people look exciting, turning football fans and Repton boxers alike into iconic individuals with the swift click of his shutter.
But Dan’s gone off-piste with his latest shoot, recreating the aesthetic of 1970s porno for the new issue of Vice. It features all the trademarks of pornography’s golden age; the dubious moustachioed gentleman caller, the Debbie Does Dallas white stetson, a liberal serving of male body hair – a far cry from the waxed chests of the modern age – and the all-important ecstatic close-up. To top it all off that nostalgic aesthetic of analogue smut has been preserved with real attention to detail, each image distorted with the streaked lines of a poorly-tuned VCR. Classic!
Dan’s work also features in the latest issue of Printed Pages, available here!
- Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer: the Stein sisters’ heart-warming film on child ballroom stars
- Three female art directors on collaboration, competition and confidence
- Pooneh Ghana’s ambient crowd and artist portraits from Pitchfork Music Festival make you wish you were there
- Julian Glander explains what a blockchain system is for MIT Technology Review
- “It’s a process of baby-making”: designing the horrific and hilarious multiverse of Rick and Morty
- Pouya Ahmadi uses typography to “bridge the gap between poetry, performance and space"
- The Sky Sports rebrand features bespoke type and refined logos across nine channels
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Larry Hallegua captures sun worshippers on Pattaya Beach in Thailand
- Applicants to UK arts and design university courses declines by over 14,000 this year
- Michael Bierut designs new brand identity for the Poetry Foundation
- Design, Revolt, Rainbow: the pioneering work of graphic designer Willy Fleckhaus