I got contacted a while back to create the tour admat for the upcoming Mickey Hart Band tour, supporting his new album “SuperOrganism“. With this album, it seems that Mickey took a lot of inspiration from the internal rhythm the body and more specifically mind creates. At a lab, he measured the activity his brain makes while playing certain rhythms and created visual displays of them which were also translated into sounds to be used on the album. Crazy stuff.
The idea for the concept was to incorporate not just this idea of brain rhythm but actually incorporate one of the images of his brain scans.
The first round of ideas were more like something you would see sitting on a psychologist desk. The exposed brain in a bed of roses. We decided to go in the direction of the skull but wanted to push it in a more cosmic direction to emphasis the spaciness of his music as well harken back to some of the imagery of his past albums.
After some back and forth we decided to go a bit more traditional and make it the ol’ Grateful Dead skull logo. This way the brain scan will be fully seen and there would be no mistake with the type of show you are going to as admats are meant to be more straight to the point.
After completing this job, I realized that individually I have worked with almost every member of the Grateful Dead….. Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby & Phil Lesh (which unfortunately the work never saw the light of day). This also includes numerous Furthur gigs.
I don’t do variants that often but thought I would try it out for the latest Widespread Panic Wolftrap poster. I made a small run of 20 prints (signed/numbered) on Aspire Petallic Silver Ore paper which are now up in the POSTER Section and wanted the print to have a metallic shimmery feel to it.
The effect is more subtle than I had hoped but it still looks sweet. I had originally intended these to be on holographic paper but due to inventory & time constraints ended up moving forward w/ the Silver.
With future poster releases I will be creating limited B&W versions with the intent of including them into orders of those w/ kids to color. All I ask in return is that those who receive one send a picture of the final colored product I can post in the “COLORING NOOK“, which is an album on my Scraped Knee Facebook page.
I know collectors and eBay’ers love variants but this is NOT FOR COLLECTORS,.. IT IS FOR KIDS!!! I’m just testing this idea so please do not abuse it.
The first release will be with the Widespread Panic (Vienna VA) print releasing tomorrow in which I have only printed 15. The first 15 to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) after their order tomorrow will receive 1 print.
To try and make sure these go to the right people (kids) those who do not send back a photo of their child’s super duper creation or if these pop up somewhere else being resold, I will put a hex on you and you will not be eligible again and insulted by many a person.
Widespread Panic rolled through VA last night and setup shop at one of the most gorgeous outdoor venues, Wolftrap in Vienna. To celebrate all the Virginia-ness in the air I tried to incorporate the classic Cardinal & Dogwood branch imagery that is everywhere (license plates, city plaques, etc…) but with a twist. A badass nature sorceress twist. The idea was to push the colors and outdoorsy feel of the image. The printing came out great and I think its a solid print.
Prints are NOW AVAILABLE in the POSTER Section. It is 5-color print, 18′x 24′. The total print run available at the shows was 350, and I only have a limited AP (Artist Print) run available of 50.
Time to break out the devil stick and fumigate the old tent because Summer season is soon upon us and kicking it off was a gig done w/ Moe. & the folk at the Summer Camp Music Festival. The festival seems to be getting bigger every year and after working with Moe. on their Snoe.Down Music Fest was happy to jump back on board. I have been sitting on this design for a while and was happy to release it out there.
The poster is NOW AVAILABLE in the POSTER Section and is a 5-color print, 18′x 24′ with a total print run of 300 (signed/AP). Along with the original a “gold” variant was created as is also available,… 18′x 24′… 100 print run (signed/AP).
Seattle’s favorite sons Mudhoney, is back after a little hiatus with a new album and a new tour. I love these guys and they have been on my poster bucket list for a while and was thrilled to finally work w/ them. I ended up doing a print for tonights show in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) at the Music Hall and am ready to combat the current torrential downpour of rain and sludge like levels of irony , curled mustaches and quirky attention begging “look at me” fashion statements.
The poster is NOW AVAILABLE in the POSTER Section and is a 4-color print, 18′x 24′ with a total print run of 80 (signed/numbered).
The Windy city was host to starjammers Widespread Panic this past weekend and I got the call to commemorate this cosmic event and create a print commemorating the 2-night run. Panic has always been a constant in my career which has been fun. I have done 5 prints for them dating back to 2007 and love the artistic freedom they allow. They have a rabid fanbase and are great supporters of the poster scene.
The concept/design took on a couple different looks as it was developing. It started off more summer sunshine-y and eventually evolved to a more cosmic vibe, which i prefer. The Chi-town wind god keeping watch. I tend to get a bit crazy with color and noticed the piece started to go a little overboard so I simplified the color scheme for the final design which I feel is stronger.
The print is NOW AVAILABLE in the POSTER Section and is currently limited to 2 per order (to try and deter eBay poachers). It is 5-color print, 18′x 24′. The total print run available at the shows was 550, and I only have a limited AP (Artist Print) run available of 50.