By Erin Tierney
April 1st, 2013
On March 28, world-famous artist Frank Fomstrüger (most commonly known for inventing the process of melting crayons and dripping it on paper) felt compelled to visit LHU, after catching word of our intricate Sharpie squiggles and firm anti-grasp of color principles.
Fomstrüger heard that LHU students have distaste for stencils, which are generally helpful for those who lack capability of drawing a straight line.
“Kids at LHU don’t take the pussy way out and use stencils. Meh, stencils; sissy stuff! pftt,” said Fomstrüger’s colleague, and fellow art enthusiast, Swepps Goodnitty.
When Fomstrüger arrived, he looked at the wall outside of Raub and was astounded.
“LHU’s club posters have incredibly balanced hues,” Fomstrüger said. “Since preschool, kids were taught not to use dark backgrounds with dark ink, but LHU has completely blown these fundamentals out of the water. They don’t give a d*mn. And you know what? It works.”
Fomstrüger praised the students for having an “incredibly mod” perspective, and even went as far as to say “we’ve got some bad*sses over here.”
While it is true that most kids on campus cannot grasp the concept of a ruler, Fomstrüger argues that their non-line quality demonstrates innovation and nonconformity.
“I get absolutely consumed by the typography from these posters. Having the letters start at 1 foot and end at a ½ inch by the end of the word demonstrates their keen sense of curvature and organicnessness,” Fomstrüger said.
Fomstrüger is confident that LHU club poster makers have a bright future ahead of them, and encourages them to keep half-a*sing everything they do.
“History will vindicate these artists. One day you will see their posters hanging in the MoMa. With as little effort as possible, you will create masterpieces. After all, isn’t that the definition of modern art?”