Thursday, December 15, 2011
This is an artist's edition of the "Four Sticks" print. I was asked by the Flood Gallery of London to contribute a piece to the "Led Zeppelin 4 at 40" show, where 8 artists were tasked with creating a print based on one song from the epic LP.
The original edition was exclusively available through the gallery and was a run of 200. There are two artist editions: Safety Orange (Deep Gold) and Charcoal Brown paper. Gold Metallic Ink is used, 3 layers total. Signed and numbered edition of 100 and 50 respectively.
This was a really challenging piece for me to make. The power of the songs opening riffs, with the relentless rhythms from the entire band set the pace. Reading how Page and Co. took to creating the song as an abstract, I latched onto this as I’ve been making prints of semi-abstract landscapes recently. Taking imagery from the night, and the woods, the belly of an owl filled with a river in the English Countryside I hope I conveyed at least a part of what the song brings out emotionally.
These are now up in the shop.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
I put together some pretty special assortments of prints here- Each tube has a really nice art print, 2 mint posters, 1 sweet monoprint and 2 "bargain" prints. I pulled some nice work out for these, so its a bargain. One of the tubes will be a BOX- which includes a hand-painted 18 x 24 monoprint on wood, ready to hang on your wall. (Hand Embellished, paint/ink) I have 35 of these, so go for it! I hope you get the one with the wood mono!
Buy em here in the shop!
Friday, December 02, 2011
Well, just because you missed my 25% off sale there is no reason to lose hope on cool free stuff. With every order this weekend in my bigcartel store I am giving away a copy of my Gypsy Wagon Print, in several different colorways. No code or secret handshake needed. One included with every order until I run out!
Monday, November 14, 2011
I was hired by the most excellent folks at Three Floyd's Brewing to make a poster for their fifteenth anniversary party/beer release/day of rock music. They brewed up a combo of Dark beers from their own Dark Lord, Surly's Darkness, and brews from Mikkeller and Die Struise Brouwers. Music from the Melvins, Sweet Cobra, Municipal Waste, Young Widows, Gorch Fock and Sybaris. The poster is BIG, 24 x 24 inches, 3 colors with metallic Inks, featuring the ghost of a roman soldier enlivened by a deal with a wolf. Edition of 650, most of these were purchased by 3FFF, so here's your chance to nab one while I still have a few. Up in the shop, now!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Justin Helton of Status Serigraph has curated a show of Moog-themed prints for this years SYNTH art show at the 2011 Moogfest, in Asheville NC. The show has artwork from
Status Serigraph (Justin Helton)
Subject Matter Studio (Drew Findley)
Doe Eyed Design
Pfahlert Creative Labs
the Half and Half
Sound Mind Media (Jenny Greer)
and..... some guy named BRIAN ENO.
20 will be available for sale at Moogfest , benefiting the Moog Foundation. The rest will be for sale in my Big Cartel shop, tomorrow morning.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I have a sale up now on Fab.com! It went live this morning. You can pick up prints, posters, and shirts from me at about 20% off retail. You need to join to peruse. Its free to join. They have hundreds of amazing flash sales on the site, about 10 new ones each day. Check it out!
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A new art print, in 2 colorways. Featuring the artwork used on my recent Swans poster.
18 x 24 in Blue colorway on off-white stock and Gold colorway on Buff Stock.
Exploring existential themes , birth, death, life, large suitcases and flimsy ladders.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
My remaining copies of the @Mayoremanuel poster are up in the shop! If you live in Chicago , you can save shipping by picking one up from me this weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair. For video of the event , including Jeff Tweedy covering the , uh, Black Eyed Peas, go to Quaxelrod.com
An ode to the battle of Coffee Drinkers vs the Morning, "The Champ" is modeled after a really rad coffee pot of my Grandmothers that I have here at home (percolator), imagined through the prism of Rocky Marciano.
The Blue version is 18 x 24 inches on French Blue Stock. S/N edition of 200 . Same specs for the Cream Version. They are both available in the shop.
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I've filled up 50 tubes with random items from the shop. 5 posters in each tube. Split between scratch/dent prints (Which means , slightly warped paper, display copies from shows with pin holes in corners, or slightly not ready for numbered prime time. There are no "Disaster" ie total misregistered prints in here.) and prints I have too many of . And to answer a very popular question, No, there aren't any Black Keys or Phish posters in these.
The first 25 orders also get a free shirt, so put your size in the paypal comments box to get one.
Go HERE to purchase one.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This is an artist edition of a poster run for a "Letters to Santa" performance by Jeff Tweedy in 2011. The edition size is 100, 18 x 24, s/n . 4 colors on Wausau Manila Paper, the poster features a walking Winnebago! These are up in the shop now.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I was commissioned by the band Phish to make a poster for their run of shows in Chicago this week at the UIC Pavilion. I had a lot of fun with this one, making reference to the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. I used the letters of the band's name as warehouses on fire along the river. Tucked in the corner is an anonymous barn, a tongue in cheek reference to the argument over how the fire got started, which has sadly been blamed on poor Ol Mrs. O'Leary and her cow, which is not borne out by history. These will be onsale at the shows, with a few onsale from me on Thursday after the shows are over.
Monday, August 08, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
I'm giving away a copy of my new Black Keys poster this monday , before I put up the small quantity I have for sale. Just comment on this photo on my Facebook Fan Page and you will be entered to win! It's from a run of 108, 24 x 30 inches, 3 colors (metallic gold and copper) on Cream paper. The subject is a Midwestern Sphinx, with the original riddle of the Sphinx sort of hidden on it ...
Thursday, August 04, 2011
I made a poster for the Black Keys show this weekend at the Kanrocksas Music Festival. Go to the Black Keys Facebook page to see it first! Here is a sneek peek at a portion of the keyline art hanging on our studio pressroom door, hence the "Engine Room" type peeking out from the door...
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
"Six Feet High and Rising"
The landscape where the deer and antelope play has changed dramatically in this continuation of the "Reclamation" series I started this past year. Antelopes and golden apple trees have evolved into one giant beast, slogging its way through the new migratory trail, littered with empty houses floating on by the wayside.
This is a Seven color screenprint, 18 x 24 inches. Signed and numbered edition of 275 on Wausau Bright White #100 stock.
We finished this print today on a very very hot and humid afternoon in Chicago, battling paper expansion, finicky emulsion, and plain ol' heat. Many thanks to studio assistant Tom Kelly for lending a hand in the production of this new print. It will be up in the online store later this evening.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Okkervil River asked me to make a poster for a recent stop on their tour. I'm a big fan of Will Scheff's songwriting. I took a sketchbook entry and worked it into a scratchboard drawing for a fairly straightforward 2 layer poster.