La Femme, Varo hybrid

La Femme, Varo by James White

I was approached to help out a graduate student with their thesis project by donating some artwork. He noted La Femme and Varo Special Presentation as his favorites, and I was presented with an interesting situation of mixing two of my pieces together. I’ve never tried it before, but I’ve always seen my art as an organic process where I can use previous elements in different ways.

The result was this La Femme, Varo hybrid.






6 responses to “La Femme, Varo hybrid”

  1. Johnnie Avatar


  2. Scott Lowe Avatar
    Scott Lowe

    And it works quite well doesn’t it. It does begin to look a bit like a movie poster though with the face and the evil looming space ship. But I like that sort of thing ;).
    I really like how you are able to have a retro style that is also futurist and positive. Nothing at all like Brazil or Blade Runner, much more Minority Report in atmosphere.
    Speaking of movies I think you would like the end credits of Iron Man a lot. I will leave the rest of the movie up to your discretion though!

  3. james Avatar

    Thanks Scott, I’m a big fan of the design behind Minority Report. I think it’s much more difficult to design a positive advanced future then the alternative, the post apocalyptic broken society. Glad you mentioned that :)

    I’ll be seeing Iron Man real soon, I’ll watch for those credits.

  4. polish viewer Avatar
    polish viewer

    Hello You must saw poster of pole Roman Cieslewicz “la femme est l’avenir de l’europe” (on flickr: ) And I have one queastion: You are one of the best “electro-light” graphic at the world (for me, next to hejz) so why you mast copy works?? You can’t create new idea?? Please, give me answer.
    …and now, Cheers
    from Poland, Petr

  5. james Avatar

    Thanks Petr. If you look at the original post for my La Femme piece, I explain my inspiration which is indeed the Cieslewicz poster. I included the same link you posted…

    I liked the original so much I thought it would be fun to re-create it with the tools and techniques I’ve been developing.

  6. meta Avatar

    And what a beautiful end result! I wonder which you prefer, the two separate originals or the hybrid?
    I love the atmosphere in this one, it’s brilliant!

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