Monty Python

July 1999 • ARTISTdirect × Python (Monty) Pictures

Monty Python's Big White Site

The project was in collaboration with their film offshoot Python Monty Pictures to bring Eric Idle’s — but especially Terry Gilliam’s — artwork to life as part of the overall brand and theme.

Working with the Python management team was erratic and entertaining; there was incredible openness to sharing dozens of files of scanned in Gilliam artwork used on the original BBC shows, yet little or no direction on ongoing content, other than the occasional Eric Idle tour plug.

The main menu illustration below was hand-coloured by myself.

Collaborators

  • Bruce Lampcov
  • Eric Idle
  • Marc Geiger