The past couple years I had started to see posters for a band in the jam scene called Twiddle but had never really been exposed to their music. They recently reached out to me to do a print for the first leg of their Fall Tour which comprised of 7 tour stops. It’s always interesting and fun to work a new band for the 1st time and try to figure out their style and how to translate it visually.
Obviously Fall was a big influence in the concept and I had been toying with the idea of some kind of patchwork, tripped out scarecrow so the timing was perfect. The band had just started using the image of a “pumpkin amp” to start promoting so I figured it would be a good idea to work it in with a whole colorful patch of them.
This poster had a print run size of 200 that the band took on tour and I will have a small Artist Edition (signed/numbered) run of 40 available on Oct. 2nd.
Along with the regular edition,.. there will be a super small Artist Edition run of 8 foil variants available as well. Cheers!!!!
Surfy-rock band, The Growlers are back on Tour again and ripped up the West Coast this past weekend. I was tasked to do a print for their 4-day run at The Independent in San Francisco as well as design for their Brooklyn run later in the month.
I liked the idea of continuing w/ the classic monsters motif I started with my last Growlers poster (SF earlier this year) and came up w/ a concept involving the Bride of Frankenstein & the Wolfman. When talking about designs for the 2 different shows we thought even though they are weeks apart it could be perfect for a diptych set.
Each poster is a 5-color screenprints (18′ x 24′) with a print run of 100 that will be available at the show. I will have available a small run of 35 Artist Prints (signed/Numbered) up in the store after the shows.
A very limited run of 10 rare “foil variants” will be available when each print releases as well as the ability to purchase them as a set.
I recently teamed up w/ the folks at Drake’s Brewing to help promote their upcoming 28th Anniversary this weekend. The event is at their main brewery in San Leandro and will feature some music, rare beers and I will be set up selling prints. Along with this there will be an in-person “Coloring Nook” booth for kiddies and drunk adults to color some of my BW’s for a prize.
The idea for the concept stemmed from the Drake’s logo featuring the 2-headed duck silhouette. A lot of the early sketches actually featured a 2-headed duck, necks intertwined but the owners preferred treating the silhouette as 2 separate ducks with separate personalities and the concept was adapted as such. Additionally I worked in some more characters that represent some of Drake’s beers, Foraging Raccoon & Electric Owl, and designed the border based off the interior of the actual brewery with its brewing kettles and barrel walls.
The final print is a 7-color screenprint (18′ x 24′) printed by the folks at Monolith Press with a print run of 150. The brewery will be giving these out to VIP-ticket holders and will have some for sale at the event. I will be releasing my Artist run of 50, on Monday August 28th…. including a small run of about 10 foils.
I love doing beer work, especially for local folks and hope to work with the folks at Drake’s again in the future on some rad projects. To find out more about the actual event go to Drake’s Even’ts Page…. Cheers!!!!!!!