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