MTV Masters: Kurt

Kurt Cobain
Aberdeen in February 1981: on his fourteenth birthday, a lanky young man is faced with a decision. Bicycle or guitar? If the opts for the bike, he’ll save himself bloody fingers and stress from the neighbours. He doesn't spare himself the stress with ignorant assholes. He doesn't keep still, but he's too quiet. His self doubt about growing ever stronger. As are the pains in his stomach. He doesn't find an outlet, but he does discover heroin. He takes high doses and goes right down. A shotgun prevents the impact. Aberdeen in February 1981. Kurt Cobain decides against the bicycle.

Advertising Agency: Jung von Matt/Alster, Hamburg, Germany
Executive Creative Director: Armin Jochum, Götz Ulmer
Art Directors: Angela Bolliger, Johannes Riffelmacher
Copywriters: Jonathan Schröder, Christian Suntinger
Photographers: Stephan Försterling, Marco Pape
Typography: Angela Bolliger, Johannes Riffelmacher
Published: January 2010

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RogerSterling
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Isn't this pretty much the same layout as last year's Ben&Jerrys?

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Gearbox
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He thought about the bicycle, but shot himself instead. Oh yeah, he made some music in between.

Too bad the copy's not at the same level as the art.

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