I don’t tend to do a lot of hip-hop stuff these days mainly because it’s not really a “poster” scene, plus most bands or promoters I’ve come across seem to want the same old generic hip-hop imagery….. graffiti-walls, mics, bling, etc. When I got the call from Live Nation to do a promoter print for Future’s show in Hartford, CT I was familiar with a little bit of his work but upon finding out his deep interest in Jimi Hendrix I knew it was a gig I could work with. Hendrix’s influence goes so deep that he now goes by Future Hendrix and named his latest album, Hndrxx.
I am no stranger to 60’s psychedelic posters and took inspiration for this concept from some of the color schemes of old Jimi Hendrix posters as well as some of the amazing layouts by 60’s poster artists Bonnie Maclean & Randy Tuten. To keep the idea hiphop and make the whole thing sing, we worked in some Gold, adding some metallic ink into the mix.
The print is a 5-color screenprint (18′ x 24′) printed by the kickass folks at The Half & Half with a run of 50 for the promoter/venue, and I will have available a small run of 25 Artist Prints (signed/Numbered) starting May 24th @ 11am (PST).
To commemorate the release of the new YONDER CITIES cans by DC Brau & Union Craft Brewing I created a limited-edition run of “Space Jester” & “Space Captain” art prints (18′ x 24″). Just like the the cans, they are blacklight-responsive and features invertible artwork.
A total of 50 signed/numbered copies of each print were given to the individual breweries and I will have a set of 30 signed/numbered Artist copies of each available tomorrow, APRIL 18th. These are hot fire baby!!!!!!
I got tasked by the folks at The String Cheese Incident to create a new print for their big 3-day concert at Stubbs in Austin, TX. I’ve been down to Austin a couple times and have always liked the vibe of that city. Taking a stroll you might find some weird elaborate chalk drawings on the sidewalk or guerilla-style mosaics embedded in the side of a building. Everywhere you look things are very colorful, the people are artistic and of course the music is amazing.
A lot of the stuff I have done for String Cheese in the past leans more toward the cosmic & hyperspace-ish so with this print I wanted to go for more of a rustic-look yet still keeping it bright and colorful. The core concept of the steer skull w/ facepaint was there all along, it just took a couple iterations to figure the right way to implement certain things like the Capitol building or the jellyfish.
The print is a 6-color screenprint (18′ x 24′) printed by the kickass folks at Good Thoughts (Boulder, CO) with a run of 275 for the band, and I will have available a small run of Artist Prints (signed/AP) starting April. 18th @ 11am (PST).