Saturday, July 16, 2011
Rock N' Roll Hoochie Coo...
After responding to a 'call-for-artists' post on Twitter from the venue a few weeks back I managed to land this poster commission. The band's management approved my design proof and, voila! The poster consists of three colors, however I ended up using four screens total to produce it. The magenta color had two parts, where the bottom image faintly shows through the top magenta layer, as well as the blue layer.
I love how the poster turned out. I approached this poster to look like a hybrid of a letterpress poster with all the overlay graphics, the and 'grunge' of a messy overprinted punk poster.
The poster has already received some swell feedback by the promotions guys at Granada, and I think I've managed to land another awesome poster gig from them coming in October. Don't want to spill the beans just yet, but I'm at least happy to see that more poster work is coming my way. You can bet I'll share more poster info as it comes in.
The logo was really fun to design. Almost has sort of a 'Sgt. Pepper' feel to it, especially with it now on the bass drum head. Like the 45 adapter adorning the top of the crown? Yeah...the crown jewel of the entire piece.
There are lots of interesting vibes happening in and around my city right now, and I'm excited to see what comes of it. I've been making some incredible contacts within this last year of running the studio full time, and my portfolio seems to be catching some attention. I'm crossing my fingers and saying some prayers that the workload continues in my favor.
I have some great things in store for my little one-man studio for the near future, some things I've been wanting to do for some time now, and the ball is rolling. Looking forward to drop those details when they become ready to share with everyone. Let's just say I bored with the status quo of things, and I'm not willing to join anyone's club. I'm ready to make my own club and play by my own rules.
Anyhow, this brutal summer is halfway over with. I'm more than ready for cooler temps. Who's with me?
Drum head photos courtesy of Jeremy Megert.