The fight over the North Dakota Access pipeline has been raging for months and the situation at Standing Rock is getting dire. A brutal winter has begun hitting folks at the makeshift camp and the Army Corp of Engineers & North Dakota officials are planning another big push to get protesters to vacate the land. People across the country have been sending support in the form of supplies and donations, and we’d like to do our part too. For the month of December, we will be donating 100% of sales from the “Spirit Animal” art prints every week to the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Please do what you can to help our brothers and sisters at Standing Rock.
For more information or if you feel like donating directly below are some helpful links….
I recently added a slew of new items in the store today including 3 new art prints that I only had available at live events. This includes the “Wizard Beard” & “Dia de los Muertos” mini-prints as well as the limited “Airship of Fools” art print done a couple months ago.
Along with restocking a number of shirts, I now have 2 new hoodies available… “Game On” & “Buffalo”.
For you sticker fiends you can find 2 new sticker packs, the “Spirit Animals” collection including 5 stickers as well as a “DC Brau Brewery” pack collecting some of the more popular collaboration designs done together over the past couple years.
Get stocking stuffers…. or mailbox stuffers… or you can even use them as stuffing. What a gift.
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.
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!!!
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.
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).