Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reconstructed Snowy Owl Timber Green

Edition of 75 on Timber Green stock, this colorway was created for Galerie F's "Made in the Midwest " Show. 18 x 24 inches. Available in the shop.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Just in time for Christmas, we have printed a new version of the Cat-At Tee!  Printed on Snowy Silver shirts by Anvil, sizes available from XS (good for grade schoolers) to 2XL (for Grad Students) using HOTH Dark Grey ink, you will be able to hear these overlooked pets of the Empire Meowing the Imperial March down your block, hallway, school, and Death Star!

Buy em HERE

Monday, December 02, 2013

Cyber Monday 25% off sale!!

Until midnight tonight take a 25% Discount on all purchases of two items or more from the shop Enter SAUCE (as in Cranberry Sauce!) at checkout to receive the discount!

Surly Brewing Returns to Chicago!!

The cool folks over at Surly Brewing kindly asked me to make a poster announcing their return to the Chicago market. I eagerly responded with this representation of the John Hancock Building striding along with a keg of tasty Surly Brew and a hoisted frothy mug of brew. 
The poster is 18 x 24 inches, and is printed with three colors, including a metallic gold. Available HERE

Built to Spill @ Metro Chicago

A poster for one of my favorite bands ever: Built to Spill .  Played at Metro Chicago.  Posters available HERE.

Kelly Hogan at the Old Town School of Folk Music

A poster for the most excellent Kelly Hogan at the Old Town School of Folk Music in my hood in Chicago.  A few are remaining from the tiny edition of 90 right here:

Monday, August 19, 2013

alt-j @ Lincoln Hall Chicago Lollapalooza aftershow poster

A poster made for alt-j ( one of my favorite records of last year) with Guards at Lincoln Hall, Chicago.  An official Lollapalooza aftershow poster.  I have a limited amount of these left to sell.  

Little Green Cars @ Schubas Chicago Lollapalooza aftershow poster

A poster made for Little Green Cars with the Dunwells for Schubas Chicago. An official Lollapalooza aftershow poster.

I have a limited amount of these for sale, up in my shop.

Smith Westerns @ Lincoln Hall Lollapalooza Aftershow poster

A poster for Smith Westerns and Wampire at Lincoln Hall , Chicago.  An official Lollapalooza aftershow poster.

The Handsome Family at Millennium Park 2013

A poster I made for one of my all time favorite musical acts, The Handsome Family.
They played a free concert in Chicago at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park with the amazing Azita.  This poster is 3 colors, and is 18 x 24 , a signed edition of 125 .

Click here to purchase

Flatstock 40 @ Pitchfork Music Festival

A poster I made ( Which was also used as the booklet cover ) for Flatstock 40 at this summers' Pitchfork Music Fesival.  I made a screenprint edition of 100.  I have a few left for sale in the shop.

Click here to purchase

Here Comes the Sun

An art print for a show back in May at Blank Space Gallery in CT.  "Here comes the Sun" was included in the Beatles inspired show "Every Other Mistake"  The print is a s/n edition of 150 and is 18 x 24 inches.

It is for sale in my shop, now.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Jean's Place, 1799

This is my re-imagining of Jean Baptiste DuSable's home built on the site of what would become Chicago in the 1780's , leaving in 1800. A swampy place, Chicago was named after the native american word for "Stinking Onion", a term which could be applied toward our modern day politics here in the Windy City.

The print is 18 x 24 inches and is in two different signed and numbered editions; one with silver and blue metallic inks on white stock, and one with metallic Gold and Copper inks on Manila stock.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Lone Bellow @SPACE Evanston

A three color poster for the up and coming band The Lone Bellow, who have put out a fantastic LP.  The poster features a drawing of a giant Elk, filled with a roadside prarie landscape, broken ATM, old sign, etc.  Size is 18 x 25 on French's "Fuse Green" paper. My copies from the edition are up now in my shop.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Glen Hansard @ Bonnaroo 2013

       Glen Hansard at Bonnaroo Music Festival 2013.  3 colors , 18 x 24 inches. Edition of 150.

I wanted to pay homage to Glen's music by depicting a landscape that paid tribute to the emotional quality of his solo lp.  It seemed fitting to depict a very expressionistic, painterly version of the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky, since I've been driving though them the last few years to make my way down to Bonnaroo.  Pretty simple idea and I think it worked well in this case.  The trick with landscape is to understand the power of the emotion you are trying to depict and make sure it fits the music .

Swans at Bonnaroo 2013

Swans official poster for their appearance @ Bonnaroo Festival.  3 colors, 18 x 24 inches, edition of 150.

The idea for the image came from stumbling across a copy of a self published art anthology zine I put out 20 years ago called "Chop Fold and Grind"  The image was similar in composition, with an isolated dog-like creature in a clearing with tall trees behind it.  I always thought the image could look way better and when I found this the other week, I instantly felt that a new version of this idea would fit with Swans music- brooding, dark, laden with emotion and tension, yet still clinging to hope.  That's what I felt when I listened to "The Seer" for the first time, I mean, what an incredible record!  After that , it all just fell into place with drawing the image out, it went very smoothly.  

                                                 These prints are available now in my store.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Alabama Shakes @ Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham

I was super happy to be asked by Alabama Shakes to make a poster for their 2 night stand at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama!  Continuing with the theme of animals/industrial materials I went with this rustic Owlcat made of wood, brick, feathers, and fur.

The poster is 18 x 24 inches and is a signed and numbered edition of 280.  Red, metallic gold , and dark brown/black were the colors used. This was printed in my shop, Ground Up Press on a Cameo 30.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Tomahawk at 9:30 club

I was asked to  make a poster for Tomahawk's show last night in Washington DC at the legendary 9:30 club.  I was stoked to make it , as anything Duane Denison does is something I want to be involved in if at all possible.  I had fun with the animal forms here, combining Native American icons of the Buffalo and the Crow into this fine looking dude.  Its a three color poster, and is a s/n edition of 200.  

Peter Brötzmann and Joe McPhee

I was fortunate enough to make posters for two stops by some of my favorite musicians on the entire planet.  Peter Brötzmann and Joe McPhee have been playing in the duet form recently and it is truly incredible to see the interplay between these two different and amazing improvisers.  The first Poster was for a show in Austin, Tx put on by Epistrophy Arts, which was preceded by a performance for the elementary class there (!), and the second was for a show at the new Chicago space, Constellation.  The Constellation show featured not only the duet but a quartet with the flat-out amazing Kent Kessler and Hamid Drake.

These posters are available in my shop now.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Califone Living Room Show

The amazing Califone, the long running band of Tim Rutili, played at our studio building in Chicago this past Friday as part of a Living Room Tour of small, unusual homes and DIY venues.  The show was put on by CHIRP radio, who are our neighbors across the hall!

Here's the poster for the show, featuring 2 vacuum tubes- the remaining copies are for sale now in the store.

Lumineers posters

I was commissioned by The Lumineers to create 2 posters for their upcoming tour in June.  Here's a peek!  They will be available at the shows- I will have a very small amount for sale afterward.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dark Lord Day Poster 2013 Now on sale! /Dark Lord Test prints!

My Artist Copies of the Posters I made for this years Three Floyds Brewing Dark Lord Day 2013 are now on sale! Gaze upon the Aztec God Tezcatlipoca as he hold aloft the dead body of Cortez and his Lieutenants in full color glory.  Edition of 600, signed and numbered, the poster is 19 x 25 inches on Dark Steel Gray Charcoal paper. Available now in my shop, Limit of 2 per customer, please.

In addition I'll be putting up Test prints from the Dark Lord Day run as well.  Here are the first 3 up:

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dark lord day 2013

Phone Pic of the new poster for Three Floyds Dark Lord Day 2013.  Copies will go up tomorrow in my shop. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wooden Resurrection Butterfly

I made these art prints featuring the wooden butterfly from my recent Shuggie Otis poster.  The butterfly has been a symbol of Resurrection for thousands of years, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, to Christianity.

Printed here in two versions on beautiful paper from French Paper Co, of Niles Michigan.  Four Colors, S/N edition of 200 on Blue and Green stock, 19" x 19". The Blue and Green colorways beckon good weather and glad tidings.

Available now for $20 plus shipping in the store.

Saturday, April 20, 2013


The Second in my series of prints dedicated to the music of Joy Division, Atmosphere is a 12 inch by 24 inch print.   The Print is an edition of 160 and is now available online in my shop.


Here's the Lyrics to "Atmosphere" 

Walk in silence,
Don't walk away, in silence.
See the danger,
Always danger,
Endless talking,
Life rebuilding,
Don't walk away.

Walk in silence,
Don't turn away, in silence.
Your confusion,
My illusion,
Worn like a mask of self-hate,
Confronts and then dies.
Don't walk away.

People like you find it easy,
Naked to see,
Walking on air.
Hunting by the rivers,
Through the streets,
Every corner abandoned too soon,
Set down with due care.
Don't walk away in silence,
Don't walk away.

Record Store Day Sale!

In celebration of Record Store Day, I'm having a 2 day sale on my "Vinyl Warrior" tees and Prints!  Marked to $10 and $12 each respectively.  Head on over to the shop and pick one up and channel your inner analog warrior!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Shuggie Otis Poster

New poster featuring a wooden Butterfly for the legendary Shuggie Otis for his 2 Lincoln Hall shows this week in Chicago!

Monday, April 01, 2013

Kim Gordon and White/Light at the MCA Chicago

I have a few of these posters I made for the Kim Gordon & White/Light show up in the shop.  Man, what a cool show this was.  Someday I'll make one of the shows I make a poster for .

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mudhoney @ Nuemos Seattle

A poster for the still most excellent and incendiary Mudhoney , on the cusp of releasing their new album "Vanishing Point" . This poster is 18 x 24 , and is a signed and numbered edition of 120. The poster is on orange stock and features a drawing of my "Martian Spider"