Erykah Badu’s Birthday blast at The Fillmore Silver Spring 2015

February 16th, 2015

This weekend is Erykah Badu‘s birthday and she is celebrating it once again at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, MD. I had the privilege of doing a print for her birthday there a couple years back and was happy to receive the call to do another as my wife & I are big fans.

When researching Badu’s work for the previous poster I noticed she works in a lot of Egyptian imagery & symbolism into her music and presentation. Whether it be symbols of life, references to Pharaohs & Queens or golden scarabs, they are everywhere. I thought the elegant Egyptian black cat made perfect sense it was just a matter of how ancient Egyptian vs. modern I was going to go. I liked the mix of the classic looking cat with a ton of gold bling and the microphone.

A previous concept was to celebrate the coming of Spring as Badu as a Tree of Life but I noticed it had to much of a resemblance to previous posters done by Emek.

The poster is a 5-color print… 18′ x 24′ and is now available..

There are not a lot of Artist copies so grab em’ quick. They are all signed / AP.

String Cheese Incident in Vegas…. “Sin City Incidents” poster

February 15th, 2015

More String Cheese Incident for ya’s.

I was given the task to create a poster for SCI’s 3-day “Sin City Incident” stay in Vegas at the Brooklyn Bowl which I had never been to and was anxious to check out. The past couple SCI prints have been pretty trippy & cosmic so for this one I was told to go more straight forward and less feathers, wood nymphs & spirit creatures… you know, to mix it up a bit.

I came up with a ton of ideas that ranged from homages to “Fear & Loathing” to more straight up classic Vegas imagery (showgirls, slot machines, ratpack, etc.) but ended up really liking the idea of a King & Queen on a rampage soaking up a night of Sinfulness. Plus the show hits on Valentine’s so I thought that was a nice reference.

The final print was done by Ray and folk at Good Thoughts Printing and came out kickass.   A real fluorescent blacklight delight…. lemme tell you. It is a 5-color print,… 18’x 24′ and will be available on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16th @ 10am (PST). Posters are signed / AP.

2 more Eric Church prints… Denver & Spokane

January 30th, 2015

I’m launching a couple more prints for the current Eric ChurchOutlaw” Tour, for Denver & Spokane. The Denver concept was originally for a Philly show a couple months back but the poster was pulled. The design was mostly finished and I able to change it up a bit and adapt it for the Denver stop. In coming up w/ a concept I kept thinking of those old “Ride to Hell” biker patches and wanted to come up w/ an image that had almost a story to it.

The Spokane concept came from a desire to incorporate some of American Indian influence into the art without going too over the top. I liked the idea of a Dreamcatcher built out of motorcycle parts. A mobile of sin. Plus cool and furry Bison are,.. their skulls look pretty badass.

The Denver poster is 18′ x 24′, 4-color and had a print run of 400.

The Spokaneposter is 18′ x 24′, 4-color and had a print run of 290. I will have a very limited run of Artist Prints (signed/AP) of both prints available the day after the Spokane event,

Friday, Jan. 30th @ 11AM (PST).

Bookmark – Series 1

January 28th, 2015

Loose your place no longer my friends. Ever been reading a great book, taken a break only to be completely lost upon returning. Where was my page? Is this the right book? Who am I?

Well.. NO LONGER!!!!! Dust off those old novellas and keep your place like a badass!!! A new series of bookmarks for all you bibliophiles just in time for Spring.

String Cheese Incident – New Years Uncut version – Available Jan. 12th

January 12th, 2015

Like last year I am releasing a very limited amount of uncut prints of the String Cheese Incident, New Years 2014 triptych. They will be released today (Monday, Jan. 12th) at NOON (PST) on the temporary store.


The link currently is to the original cut triptych but at NOON (PST) an option will appear on the same page to buy the “UNCUT VERSION”.

String Cheese Incident New Years triptych … 2014!!!!

December 30th, 2014

Another year, another triptych. I was very happy to get the call again from the String Cheese Incident to do a special print for their big New Years Eve blast in Broomfield, CO. I created a triptych last year for the band that turned out to be successful and we decided to go the same route. Last years theme was “Spirit Animals” and this years was more of a “Winter Wonderland”.

The band has a lot of imagery such as jellyfish & hoola hooper but I thought that the peacock which they use a lot would be a good mix and contrast with the somewhat overly snow white environment. I wanted to incorporate more of a cosmic vibe much like the Oakland poster I did for them last year, as their live performance is known for having a crazy light show and visuals.

Pretty ladies & birds.

Like last year I went out to Boulder to meet up with the printer, Good Thoughts Printing, who did an awesome job. This thing was a beast consisting of 9 colors with tons of overlays and complicated dot patterns. I think before today the most colors I’ve ever had to prep for a print has been 6 but Ray & the team did a beautiful print job during a very busy time of the year for them, I’m sure.

After a short hang I got down to business of signing the 900+ posters which starts off as a form of working meditation and usually ends in tears and a mangled claw hand.

Ray & the crew at Good Thoughts with the uncut sheet. They did an amazing job.

Each poster is 12′ x 24′, combining for a triptych total of 36′ x 24′ and is in a print run of 300. All numbered copies are being sold by the band the nights of the show and I have my own personal copies that will be signed & AP (Artist Print) available Monday, January 2, 2015 @ Noon (PST).

There will be an extremely limited amount of “UNCUT” sheets of the triptych available in about a week,…  JANUARY 12th, 2015   so check back if you are interested.

There is an extremely limited run of B&W’s available and are exclusively available for those w/ children interested in coloring… Not for Collectors to swap. They are FREE upon request AFTER ordering a copy of the SCI NYE 14′ triptych with the idea that they will be colored and an image of the final “Kiddie variant” will be sent back to be used for the COLORING NOOK. See examples here

Those requesting will receive 1 B&W of the 3 prints at RANDOM. Just add a note when ordering or send me a email.

“Cats Down Under the DC Stars” art print…

December 24th, 2014

Hot off the presses. New “Cats Down Under the DC Stars” art print based off of the design used for a collaborative T-shirt w/ DC Brau.

T-shirts & DC Cat stickers are available here.


December 11th, 2014

Hear ye,.. Hear ye’…. Tis’ that time for the annual HOLIDAY SALE!!!. This year it will be taking place at the temporary NEW store while the site is being redone. I have added a slew of new stickers, shirts & things previously not up on this site so get em’ while they are still there.  Click the image above to head over there.

Simply add the code “HOLYDEEZ” while checking out to get an extra fat 10% off. This sale is only running for a week and ends Dec. 19th to try and ensure that orders arrive before Xmas. If you have any problems,.. its a new site, just contact me.

Happy Holidays all’.

DC Brau “Cats Down Under the DC Stars” collaboration T-shirt…

November 19th, 2014

This weekend kickass brewery and all around good folk DC Brau will be releasing a limited run of T-shirts we collaborated on entitled “Cats Down Under the DC Stars“. They will available at the weekly Saturday tasting/tour at the brewery in DC starting this weekend and all net proceeds will go to help out the Central Union Mission. It’s getting colder out there so go pick one up…. it is a good cause.

Some early concepts…

UPDATE - A limited amount of shirts are available on the temporary SCRAPED KNEE store site (current store/site being rebuilt).  There are stickers in that same store available and a run of limited prints will be up in the next week or 2.  Be sure to check back.

Eric Church posters… Charlottesville & NYC 2014!!

October 17th, 2014

There are a few bands that I have been lucky enough to engrain myself into their fold and have been giving me business year after year. Eric Church is one of them and with a new tour and a new album I was given the task of doing 3 prints for 3 big tour stops,… Charlottesville, NYC (Madison Square Garden) & Philadelphia. Country music is not necessarily my forte but I have always embraced the opportunity it gave me to introduce myself to a new audience. With this tour EC & the boys were going with that of a biker/American outlaw motif which brings to mind whiskey, weed, motorcycles & bar fights. Stuff out of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Hells Angels” book.

I live in Oakland and the legacy and imagery of the old Hells Angels is pretty strong here. I started off with a slew of sketches, not necessarily with specific cities in mind but wanted to skew more toward the look of the 60’s & 70’s bike clubs. I usually go apeshit with color but with all of the Church posters I’ve done, I think 8 or 9 total now, I’ve tried to use a limited color palette and simplified design. Well,… simplified for me.

Charlottesville isn’t necessarily seen as a biker kinda town but it is surrounded by miles of beautiful highways and roads through the Appalachian & Shenandoah Mountains. Lots of farmland and open skies…. basically good riding.

The New York City vibe had to be totally different. More gritty and concrete. Nothing like some bloody knuckles and handcuffs. Unfortunately the 3rd poster design was completed but the VIP experience, which included the poster merch, was cancelled so it will have to be used for something down the line.

The Charlottesville poster is 18′ x 24′, 3-color and had a print run of 90. I will have a very limited run of Artist Prints (signed/AP) available the day after the show Friday, Oct. 17 @ 11AM (PST).

The NYCposter is 18′ x 24′, 4-color and had a print run of 180. I will have a very limited run of Artist Prints (signed/AP) available the day after the show Saturday, Oct. 18 @ 11AM (PST).