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Nov
12

Temple of the Dog rocks San Francisco… new poster.

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When I was in high school I was a huge Pearl Jam & Soundgarden fan. At that time, the Seattle music scene was in its heyday with bands like Mudhoney, Alice in Chains, Tad, & Nirvana pumping out albums. Sub Pop Records was king and amazing loud music from this quiet part of the country was getting national exposure. As a fan, one of the best things about the scene was the family-like feel to it in which a lot of the musicians had solo or side projects incorporating members from other bands. Lots of these were for fun and not meant to go any further than 1 album which most didn’t.

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Along with epic “super-groups” Mad Season & Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog was one of the more notable to form and definitely grabbed my attention as it was made up of members of Soundgarden & Pearl Jam. The band formed as a tribute to a fallen Seattle-musician, Andrew Wood (Malfunkshun, Mother Love Bone) and unfortunately only released 1 album which is currently celebrating it’s 25th Anniversary re-release this year along with a short tour. I was extremely psyched and honored to be able to do a print for this occasion and even more ecstatic to get to finally get to see them perform Live!!!

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Since this tour is a bit of nostalgic journey back to the old “grunge” days of early 90’s Seattle I wanted the poster that represented that feel as well. The fashion of ragged flannels, long hair, painted nails, thrift-store everything is very recognizable as well as the Riot Grrl/zine, cut’ n paste xerox esthetic of those days. The dog may seem like too obvious a choice but it actually appears a lot in lyrics and I thought should be present.

One interesting thing is, since the band only had 1 album and probably didn’t tour too heavily, there are barely any Temple of the Dog posters out there to reference which adds a lot of pressure when creating one.

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Poster mock-up

The final print is a 5-color (18′ x 24) printed by Monolith Press and I will have a small run of 40 Artist Edition Prints (signed/Numbered) available on Tuesday, November 15th @ 11AM (PST).

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Nov
3

5 New shirt designs….

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I have teamed up w/ Bumperactive to release a slew of new T-shirt designs including the “1986” & “Cosmic Wizard” designs which people have been asking about for shirts. You speak… I LISTEN!!!!!!!!!

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These shirts are not available in my store but rather I have a separate store w/ BUMPERACTIVE setup for these designs…. get em’ while they are hot.

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Oct
21

TRPS 2016… Rock Poster show in Golden Gate Park this weekend.

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TRPS (The Rock Poster Society) is throwing their big annual “Festival of Rock Posters” event, this year at the Hall of Flowers / SF County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park. This year has probably one of the best lineups I have seen of artists old-school & new including legends Jim Pollock & Mark Arminiski who are coming from the East Coast. I will be in the mix showcasing some new & rare posters. This one is not to be missed.

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The show is from 10am – 6pm and is FREE to the public…

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(Top, L – R) Norman Orr, George Hunter, Lee Conklin, Randy Tuten, Victor Moscoso, David Byrd, Bill Ham, Pat Ryan, Emek, Adam Pobiak, Gary Houston, Wes Wilson
(Mid, L – R) Jim Pollock, Gregg Gordon, Carolyn Ferris, Steve Walters, Mari Tepper, Frank Alan Bella, Mike Dubois, Matt Leunig, Eva Wilson
(Bottom, L – R) John Seasbury, Chuck Sperry, Mark Arminski, Justin McNeal

Crazy to be included in this group of legendary folks. Photo by Jamie Soja