Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Hoodies and Shirts!

Printed up some Hoodies of the "Urban Corvus" and Tees of the Vinyl Warrior, Moog Monster and Reluctant Woodsman.  All are up and in stock now in the shop!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Don't Be Afraid , Preview of Rotofugi show

"Don't Be Afraid" 

12 x 18 inches , mixed media on paper.  Preview from my show in January at Rotofugi.  Much More to come.....

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Alabama Shakes @ The Riviera

I was commissioned by the excellent Alabama Shakes to make a poster for their recent Chicago show at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago.  I love this band.

The poster is 18 x 24, 4 colors on French Wintergreen paper and is off the hook.  Edition of 175, the poster sold out at the show.

I have my remaining copies available for sale now.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012


"Lifeboat" , a 4 color print (18 x 24) made for Galerie F's "End of the World" exhibition, which opens TONIGHT in Chicago.  Featuring apocalyptic themed prints from Sean Mort, Landland, Crosshair, Justin Santora and many many others.  Opening from 6-10 pm.  This print is available EXCLUSIVELY through Galerie F until show closing.  Edition size is 120.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vinyl Warrior!

In defense of analog fans worldwide comes the mighty Vinyl Warrior. Armed with an all-in-one Turntable/speaker combo, he will use his great skills at DJing and Samurai philosophy to great effect to protect your home from a soul-less all digital existence.  I printed (with the help of shop assistant Tom K.) 2 versions of this noble beast so far: Blue on Blue and Gold on Ivory.  They are up in my shop now.

Monday, November 19, 2012

3 Day sale at FAB.com!

I'm having a 3-day sale at FAB.com!  Fab is , if you don't know, a "Flash" sale site specializing in art related products from small artisans and craftspeople all over the country.  The items I have listed are 20-30% below what I usually sell them for.  Its a great deal.  Check it out, as some items I only have a limited quantity of. 

Follow this link and check it out!

Essential Tools in Baking

Here is a print for the Baker in your life, maybe you?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time once more for a Mystery Tube Sale! For $30 you get 5 prints, picked at Random from piles of regular prints, test prints, posters, etc. I have sealed up approx 25 tubes, so I do not know what is in each individual tube. So, requests are not accepted. This sale does NOT have prints from the last 6 months in it. What it DOES have is pretty nice work for a low price for the man/woman that likes to take a low-priced chance for some art!

Available Here in the shop.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Lookout Point

"Lookout Point"

3 color art print, with silver metallic ink, 18 x 24. S/N edition of 200.  Available Now!

Trampled By Turtles @ The Pabst Theatre, MKE

I was commissioned by the amazing Trampled By Turtles to make a poster for their recent show at the historic Pabst Theatre in Milwaukee.  I have a few copies left from the edition, they are on sale HERE.http://www.groundup.bigcartel.com

AC Newman @The Empty Bottle

A recent poster for AC Newman's appearance at the Empty Bottle.  I have a few copies available in my shop now. 

Moog Migration

I was asked by Justin Helton of Status Serigraph to contribute a print to this years' SYNTH art show at Moogfest 2012.  Proceeds from the donated prints sold at the event went to the Bob Moog Foundation.  I made three different colorways for this flying, unplugged Moog Synthesizer.

All of these are available online in my shop.

Father John Misty @ Lincoln Hall

Here is a recent poster for the amazing Josh Tillman AKA Father John Misty, from a recent show at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.  The poster is 4 screens, and is 18 x 24 in an edition of 150. 
Copies are up now in my shop.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Afghan Whigs @ Metro 2012

I was pleased to be commissioned to make the poster for this past weekend's pair of sold-out shows by The Afghan Whigs at Metro.  The posters sold out at the show, and I have now put the rest of the edition up in my store for purchase.  The poster is 18 x 24 and is 3 colors, red, metallic gold, and black on heavy white stock.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cervezas De Los Muertos

I was asked by my good friends at The Fountainhead bar in Chicago to make a poster for their annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration, as I did the year before.  I knew I wanted to make something special, so I finally got the chance to pursue this idea of a happy couple in the afterlife enjoying a toast to their many years together.  I have now released the image as an art print.  It's approx 20 inches square on heavy white stock with metallic gold and black inks.

It is available Now in the shop.

Swans @ Metro 2012

I was asked by the amazing , heavy, lyrical, legendary, storied, and dark band Swans to make a poster for their most recent show in Chicago this past week.  After, what 25 years or so as a band they are making their best music.  Listened to the recent release "The Seer" many times while working on this. 
The poster I made for last year's show at The Bottom Lounge was the first, or second, depending on how you look at it, part of a story the two posters make.  Traveling up above the clouds on a ricketly ladder to then leave your possessions and live in the life beyond....or the reverse.  A descent from paradise into contemporary life.  The posters were meant to hang next to each other in this regard.

Here's the new one:

and here is the poster from last year:

The posters are 18 x 24 and are available in my shop, Here, and Here.

Thanks for reading!

Life During Wartime

I was asked by Rich Meisenheimer of Blank Space gallery in Connecticut to contribute a piece for an upcoming show, "Same As It Ever Was", dedicated to the music of the Talking Heads. I  immediately picked "Life During Wartime", off of the seminal record "Fear of Music".
It's a song filled with imagery, hilarity, and horror.

"Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons, packed up and ready to go
Heard of some gravesites, out by the highway, a place where nobody knows
The sound of gunfire, off in the distance, I'm getting used to it now Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto, I've lived all over this town
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around No time for dancing, or lovey dovey, I ain't got time for that now
Transmit the message, to the receiver, hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas, don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading, everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nightime, I might not ever get home
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around This ain't no Mudd Club, or C. B. G. B.'s, I ain't got time for that now Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit? Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
You oughta know not to stand by the window somebody might see you up there
I got some groceries, some peanut butter, to last a couple of days
But I ain't got no speakers, ain't got no headphones, ain't got no records to play
Why stay in college? Why go to night school? Gonna be different this time Can't write a letter, can't send a postcard, I can't write nothing at all This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around I'd like to kiss you, I'd love you hold you I ain't got no time for that now
Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock, we blended with the crowd
We got computer, we're tapping phone lines, I know that ain't allowed
We dress like students, we dress like housewives, or in a suit and a tie I've changed my hairstyle so many times now, I don't know what I look like!
You make me shiver, I feel so tender, we make a pretty good team
Don't get exhausted, I'll do some driving, you ought to get you some sleep
Get your instructions, follow directions, then you should change your address
Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day, whatever you think is best Burned all my notebooks, what good are notebooks? They won't help me survive.
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace, the burning keeps me alive Try to stay healthy, physical fitness, don't want to catch no disease
Try to be careful, don't take no chances, you ought to get you some sleep..."

 The print will be available from me in about a week or so, after the gallery show has come down.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Andrew Bird @ Charleston Music Hall

This is a poster commissioned by Andrew Bird for his concert at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston , S. C. on October 6th, 2012. The poster is a 3 color affair, with a sweet and subtle transparent metallic silver layer.

18 x 24, edition of 125. Small number to sell online.

Available now in the shop!

Dirty Three @ Lincoln Hall

This is a poster for a performance by the legendary , incendiary, and downright amazing Dirty Three. The poster is 18 x 24 inches, is printed in shades of golds and coppers and is a signed and numbered edition of 150. A Robin. In Cat's clothing.

Available now in the shop!

Melvins Lite

This is a poster commissioned by the Melvins for a show as Melvins Lite- the lineup of Buzz Osbourne, Dale Crover, and amazing stand up bassist, Trevor Dunn. The poster is part of the 51 States/51 Days tour, an attempt to get in the Guinness Book of World Records!
The image is a Crow In Wolf's Clothing. 2 color screenprint, s/n edition of 200. 18 x 24 with metallic gold/copper background on Ivory stock.

Available now in the shop

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Explosions in the Sky @The Chicago Theatre process video

My pal Nate Azark was kind enought to lend me a camera with a stop motion type feature on it AND edit all the footage down into this video for you who are curious about the process I use in scratchboard and screenprinting.  Guest starring my kids and shop assistant Tom Kelly!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Guided By Voices @Metro

A chance to make a poster for Guided By Voices  is one I never pass up.  Here is a poster for their recent show with Chicago's excellent Radar Eyes at a Metro 30th anniversary concert.  I took a sketch from a recent series I've dubbed "The Analog Army" and used it as the basis for this poster:  walking Marshall Stack, bag of tools, bolt of lightning.  Ready to go!  2 colors, metallic gold and black on heavy ivory stock.  18 x 24.   The posters sold out at the show- I have my remaining copies up in the shop for sale now.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thought Gathering

"Thought Gathering" art print, available now in the shop.  4 colors, 18 x 24 with metallic golds and coppers.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Fortress of Solitude

"Fortress of Solitude"
A print built around the idea of finding a place, any place, where you can think and find clarity and peace of mind. When I was a kid reading Superman comics, Superman would have to fly to the NORTH POLE to that insanely huge palatial fortress crammed with memorabalia and sheer amounts of STUFF. He could have spared himself the trip and pared down his needs to a mountaintop and a tent. Or a backyard and a blanket thrown over his head.
The print is 12 x 24 inches on White cover stock. It is 3 layers of screenprinted magic, the second layer being a metallic silver. Signed and numbered in an edition of 200.

Available now in the shop.

Glen Hansard @ The Vic Theatre

I was commissioned by Glen Hansard to make a poster for his sold-out show at the Vic Theatre as part of his solo tour. I'm a big fan of his work from the Frames through the present, so this was of course, a fun piece to make.
The poster is 4 screens with metallic gold and copper , and is a signed and numbered edition of 160. I have approx 50 to sell. The size is 18 x 24 inches.
These are up in the shop now.

Explosions in the sky- Chicago Theatre

I was very pleased to be asked by Explosions in the Sky to make a poster for their performance at the historic Chicago Theatre in Chicago.
The poster is printed with blue and metallic silver and is a signed and numbered edition of 175, most of which went to the venue the night of the show. Size is 18 x 24 inches.

I have a small number available now in the shop.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Back from Bonnaroo, New Mogwai poster

Mogwai Bonnaroo poster held up by good pal Lance Saunders of SLC

Just returned from the annual trek to Manchester TN, to participate in the American Poster Institute sale at Bonnaroo 2012.  Many thanks to all the kind folks I talked with about music and art as well as a hearty thanks to those who purchased work from me.  The support always means a great deal.
Its always a crazy affair, running a tent from 10 am to 2:30 am 4 days in a row at a music festival.  One nice thing this year is that I was afforded the opportunity to make a poster for one of my favorite bands, Mogwai.  They put on a sublime and magnificent performance, one that seeing from 3 feet away left an indelible impression on me.  I chose to go "old school punk rock" on the artwork for this poster, keeping the style raw and bold, taking cues from the song title "How to be a Werewolf" off of "Hardcore will never die, but you will (2011)"

I have approx 12 copies left from the edition , they are up for sale now in my shop.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fortress of Solitude Process

Final drawing for "Fortress of Solitude" print, which is being printed this week!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Velvet Underground for GIG show

Warner Brothers Records presents
A poster makers all-access pass to the Warner Brothers Records catalog.
Curated by Michael Coleman

Warner Brothers Records invites an international collection of artists, graphic designers and printmakers, currently working in the medium of contemporary hand-printed gig posters, to create an edition of silk screened posters representing your ideal fantasy gig poster for ANY of the musicians represented over the history of the Warner Brothers Music catalog. These posters will be exhibited at the iconic Warner Brothers Records headquarters in Burbank, CA. May 4 - June 29th, 2012, with an invitational opening reception Friday, May 4th, 2012.

I chose the Velvet Underground, naturally.  The "fantasy" gig is the band playing on my actual date of birth at the Grave of Charles Baudelaire, who was a heavy influence on Lou Reed's writing.

There are 2 versions, metallic silver on white paper: Edition of 50:

And an edition of 75 with gold metallic inks on manilla stock: 

My copies of these posters will go on sale shortly.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Moog Monster in Blue

Moog Monster                                  

I love the Moog Monster.  I decided to run another colorway and here it is: The Moog Monster in his blue period.  Up now in the shop in a limited edition of 100.  S/N.  18 x 24 on French Blue stock.