Monday, March 22, 2010

Pearl Jam posters, The Ten Club Seattle event, and... more prints...

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.
-Jeff

12 comments:

alexis said...

nothing quite like getting the pen and ink flowing on real paper.

can't wait to see these pearl jam posters! i enjoy your fine art so i'm excited to see what you do.

Robbie said...

Stoked you're coming to Seattle!

Emmanuel Ferraes said...

Secrets are so secretive. I love that you're also a fan Pearl Jam. I hope your back and hand get better, and I'm sure it is all worth it.

Adam Nightingale said...

Kick ass, always stoked to see new works.

Haven said...

That's alot of good news right there. Can't wait to see what's coming out.

Peeboo said...

Jeff, love the quality of those lines, what sort of pen is that?

luvyatoo said...

As awesome as Pearl Jam posters will be, I really perked up when I saw Alamo Drafthouse. Holy crap, sir. Very much looking forward to seeing these new projects & hope to see some more gig posters in the years to come.

Jeff Soto said...

The project for Alamo Drafthouse is very cool and very dear to my heart. Not sure when it is coming out.

The pens I'm using are Sakura Pigma pens. Using all sizes including their brush pen. Says the ink is waterproof and archival and I like that you can get wee tiny little lines with the smallest ones. I still have a lot to learn though! I would like to use ink and brushes eventually.

sven said...

well, choe said that you 'were' pearl jam, so i guess you've come full circle now!

Jeff Soto said...

Sven I have been thinking about that actually. Full circle...

painshaker1 said...

Soto! you are tha man!~ AMAZING ARTIST! i love it when you said something about "happy accidents" on the upper playgroound dvd. that has stuck with me ever since and has helped me out to not be as critical of my own work! thank you!

marq said...

Jeff,

This is all very good news. I too am looking forward to the showbox show, and was pumped to see your name on the list. look forward to meeting you finally, been a long time fan.