Paul Cullum, whose piece “Hypnotizing Chickens: On Werner Herzog — and Alan Greenberg on Herzog” is live on the main site now, offer this tantalizing sidebar for t-shirt enthusiasts and mash-up freaks everywhere. (Disclaimer: the following article may include skeins of jerry-rigged cultural abstraction.)
Phil Anderson, owner of Cinefile Video in Santa Monica, California, has created an aspirational sideline that turns auteur film directors, whose works inhabit an entire wall of Anderson’s humble mom-and-pop-culture storefront, into the rock stars they deserve to be. Literally.
Case in point: A T-shirt with the name Herzog – presumably New German Cinema mainstay Werner – featuring the typeface, colors, and logo of the post-punk heavy metal band Danzig from their 1988 eponymous debut album.
If you really loved me you’d get me the Von Trier shirt.