I've recently been given the opportunity to work on some gig posters for Pearl Jam. I always dreamed of making gig posters, I made mock-up posters complete with fake band names in the mid 90's but nothing ever came of them. So it's pretty fun and cool to be working on posters for Pearl Jam, a band I enjoy and respect and which could easily have been the soundtrack to my high school years. I'm psyched to be working on these!
Though I'm not an accomplished gig poster artist I am no stranger to fine art prints and have been invited by The Ten Club to take part in their art event. It's a poster/art/music convention in May at the Showbox in Seattle. I'll be there selling hard to find prints, original drawings and paintings, whatever merch I can bring and at least one of my Pearl Jam posters should be released by then (look for the other to be released in early July). Should be a fun event for a nice Spring Seattle Sunday, there will be some dope artists in attendance, including my friend Maxx. Come out and say hi, I have never been to Seattle and am looking forward to meeting other artists and fans from up north.
Takes place Sunday May 23, 2010 at 1pm-5pm at the Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA. For more info: Ten club.
I've also just finished a top secret print project for the Alamo Drafthouse, as well as working on a couple of my own screenprints to be released in the next couple months. I think it's the new light table I found on Craigslist, it's inspiring me to work on intricate screenprints that I would have had a hard time pulling off before.
Man, I've been having a lot of fun working on all these print projects, I'm doing them the old fashioned way, layers and layers of drawings, huddled over the light table drawing and inking away (then scanning and layering in Photoshop)! My back hurts, my drawing hand is cramped and tired, but I think it's worth it. I would like to show the process pics on here, but with most of these they need to remain secret until the print is released.
Check OMG posters for more info, I try to keep Mitch updated on all my print related goodness.