Archive for July, 2009

HOMAGE: I'm noticing a pattern here…

So my Screens ‘N’ Spokes print is an homage to Rob Jones’ Raconteurs posters. I’m realizing the homage is something I have been doing with some frequency, here’s the story:

JS_Homage_SteadmanI have done two homage prints of the great Ralph Steadman. The first was for a CCFA benefit print for Pearl Jam in 2006 coinciding with a show in Las Vegas, the design was just a wink at “Fear and Loathing in las Vegas” not necessarily a planned out homage to Steadman but I tried my best to nail the style. Then in 2008 for a poster for Queens of the Stone Age in Australia I chose the Steadman style specifically because I think it fits the band, plus I’ve never been to Australia so I think of it as some gnarly deep desert where crazy shit happens not unlike Las Vegas.

JS_Homage_Kozik

This here is an homage to Frank Kozik, a poster for the Detroit Cobras in 2008. This again came out of trying to find a style that fit the band AND as I recall at the time I was kind of in a crunch timewise to do this one and needed to pick a direction and go.

JS_Homage_Hobbs2

This is what I’d call a sequel. I had this High on Fire poster to do and I was looking through other HOF posters online and  came to the realization that Zach Hobbs High on Fire is the best, there is none higher. So I said fuck it I’m just going to add to it, I’m gonna do the torso of that beast from Zach’s poster.

Sequels are always tough, I think I did a pretty good job but it’s probably no Godfather 2 or Empire Strikes Back…maybe it’s The Temple of Doom. Anyway, the colors match and I stayed within the rules of the design Zach established the his print. Both posters were printed in Seattle, Zach’s by Patent Pending(RIP) and mine at D&L(duh).

I think Zach liked it, I can’t remember.

I don’t really have anything else to say about this one but

I have space to fill in this margin

still….

And bringing us up to the present we have my brand new Screen ‘N’ Spokes print 2009 which is in the style of a Rob Jones Raconteurs poster. Not that all of Rob’s posters for said band are in this style but most of them are, and in my opinion the best ones are.

JS_Homage_Jones

This one from a design standpoint came out of left field. I was working up various concepts for a Decemberists poster I was working on a couple months ago, trying different things because they reject a small handful before approving anything, this bike was created in that vein. And it was collaged out of the same kind of source material that Rob does for the  Raconteurs posters I’m referencing so I figured if the design is going that way I might as well just go all the way and make it a straight up Rob Jones homage and try and nail the style as close as possible.

At the same time I also had the Screens ‘N’ Spokes deadline coming up so it worked out. I didn’t want to just crap out a halftone image of a vintage bike over some floral pattern and cal it a day….not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Anyway, this print will be available soon.

HOMAGE: I’m noticing a pattern here…

So my Screens ‘N’ Spokes print is an homage to Rob Jones’ Raconteurs posters. I’m realizing the homage is something I have been doing with some frequency, here’s the story:

JS_Homage_SteadmanI have done two homage prints of the great Ralph Steadman. The first was for a CCFA benefit print for Pearl Jam in 2006 coinciding with a show in Las Vegas, the design was just a wink at “Fear and Loathing in las Vegas” not necessarily a planned out homage to Steadman but I tried my best to nail the style. Then in 2008 for a poster for Queens of the Stone Age in Australia I chose the Steadman style specifically because I think it fits the band, plus I’ve never been to Australia so I think of it as some gnarly deep desert where crazy shit happens not unlike Las Vegas.

JS_Homage_Kozik

This here is an homage to Frank Kozik, a poster for the Detroit Cobras in 2008. This again came out of trying to find a style that fit the band AND as I recall at the time I was kind of in a crunch timewise to do this one and needed to pick a direction and go.

JS_Homage_Hobbs2

This is what I’d call a sequel. I had this High on Fire poster to do and I was looking through other HOF posters online and  came to the realization that Zach Hobbs High on Fire is the best, there is none higher. So I said fuck it I’m just going to add to it, I’m gonna do the torso of that beast from Zach’s poster.

Sequels are always tough, I think I did a pretty good job but it’s probably no Godfather 2 or Empire Strikes Back…maybe it’s The Temple of Doom. Anyway, the colors match and I stayed within the rules of the design Zach established the his print. Both posters were printed in Seattle, Zach’s by Patent Pending(RIP) and mine at D&L(duh).

I think Zach liked it, I can’t remember.

I don’t really have anything else to say about this one but

I have space to fill in this margin

still….

And bringing us up to the present we have my brand new Screen ‘N’ Spokes print 2009 which is in the style of a Rob Jones Raconteurs poster. Not that all of Rob’s posters for said band are in this style but most of them are, and in my opinion the best ones are.

JS_Homage_Jones

This one from a design standpoint came out of left field. I was working up various concepts for a Decemberists poster I was working on a couple months ago, trying different things because they reject a small handful before approving anything, this bike was created in that vein. And it was collaged out of the same kind of source material that Rob does for the  Raconteurs posters I’m referencing so I figured if the design is going that way I might as well just go all the way and make it a straight up Rob Jones homage and try and nail the style as close as possible.

At the same time I also had the Screens ‘N’ Spokes deadline coming up so it worked out. I didn’t want to just crap out a halftone image of a vintage bike over some floral pattern and cal it a day….not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Anyway, this print will be available soon.

MAJOR LAZER

So there’s this new album. It’s pretty awesome, it’s the new project from these two megahuge big deal DJ’s: Diplo and Switch. I think it was released a couple weeks ago, I just listened to it and checked out the video for the single and my mind is fuckin blown. Very fun, very cool, very fresh.

I’m not really hip enough to elaborate beyond that, click the links, watch the video, check it out. If you’re too cool for school you already know what I’m talking about..

MajorLazer^^^^CLICK ABOVE JPG FOR VIDEO^^^^

Cash, McGraw Redux

In a previous post I used Johnny Cash as an example of a true country hard ass who wouldn’t sell out and do anything near as lame as releasing a cologne like Tim McGraw, until I listened to an old episode of Uhh Yeah Dude over the weekend where they mentioned the

JOHNNY CASH

TACO BELL COMMERCIAL

(click for video link)

So what’s the moral here, kiddos? In America, everyone sells out at some point. Everyone likes money.

1982 STORE

It exists! http://1982.bigcartel.com/

1982_SonicYouthWP

1982_SonicYouth_SilverWP

Just launched!!! we have the Sonic Youth poster up with the short run Silver edition and the Black Moth Super Rainbow poster. In the coming week(s) I will be plucking out one of a kind 1982 test prints and posting them in the store.

Alright, I’m gonna be late for work, PIECE!

Updatery and Rejected Kenny Rogers

Hello internet,

Here’s what’s in the works: Nate and I getting the 1982 store up and running very soon, should be this week.  My Screens N Spokes print is done along with another art print that will be released in the near future. I’m helping my roomate do his first screen printed gig poster ever for a Girl Talk show….I have some art space booked for a show in October. I’m registered for Flatstock at ye old Bumbershoot.

Aside from figuring out how many prints I can get done before said Flatstock, I am working behind the scenes on some fresh new content for this site. I need to beef up the Flickr account and add a fresh header graphic but I’m working on something way cooler than that, that should pan out in some consistent content for all you poster freaks out there. Stay tuned!

Until the next update(which should be toward the end of this week) enjoy my rejected concept for a Kenny Rogers poster from about a year ago. It was for a show at a Casino down south, the design was rejected immediately. This is 100% real, I had it all setup for a metallic silver to gold blend with a layer of glow in the dark on black paper but y’know…true genius is not always embraced in it’s time.

Kenny_Rejected

Battlestation Expansion

NEwMonitor

So I’ve had this HDTV since Christmas, havent done much with it until now. I don’t get cable in the spot I’m in at the moment so I decided to hook this 37″ Vizio up to the ol’ Lappy.

In other news I would have linked this image to my Flickr, and I would have updated a lot of new pics n shit in my Flickr account this morning but I forgot the bullshit yahoo email address I use for Flickr. Yahoo can eat a bowl of dicks….


NEWS:

The Head and the Heart, Lykke Li posters in the store now!!

Print releases and interviews coming soon!!!

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