Sunday, November 29, 2015

The World's Most Dangerous Group

The World's Most Dangerous Group
limited edition of 100
I personally credit 4 bands/groups for altering the musical direction of my life. When I was in the 5th grade, my 5-year-older sister irresponsibly introduced me to Eazy-E (and N.W.A.'s) album Eazy-Duz-It. For many reasons this album and movement became an immediate obsession that only grew as I got older. The lyrics, the lifestyle, the music, the anti-establishment nature, and the "cool" of it all was absolutely mesmerizing. I became infatuated with not only EVERYTHING N.W.A. related, I spent the next several years devoting my musical interest solely to hip hop (with an emphasis on West Coast gangsta rap).  I personally consider gangsta rap to be my generation's "punk". Although N.W.A (and the solo careers) has always been a constant, over time I eventually developed interest in other music and all but lost interest in modern hip hop. I'm now that uncool middle aged white guy that doesn't particularly listen to new stuff but will never stop listening to the hip hop of the mid 80's to late 90's. I still say that N.W.A is a top 5 favorite group and I'll put their limited body of work up against anyone. They simply changed the world (and mine).

When I first heard about the N.W.A. bipoic I was cautiously optimistic. I just assumed it would be a low budget production and would love it no matter how bad it was. Then the first trailer came out and I couldn't believe how great it looked! The anticipation was The Force Awakens-esque and honestly a little greater! To avoid this becoming an in depth movie review, I'll just say that I saw it 3 times in the theatre. I'm fairly certain I haven't seen anything that often on the big screen since Batman in '89 and that's no easy feat for a grown man with a family and a job! The film is spectacular and I am officially re-obsessed.

Anyway, this music (and film) has meant so much to me that I had to do a poster in between commissioned gigs. The World's Most Dangerous Group is a 24x12", 3 color screen print, a limited edition of 100, and printed by the fine folks at VG Kids. There are also 20 foil variants on holographic sparkle and rainbow foil...all will be available here on Cyber Monday at 2pm EST.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Greatest Gift foils and wood veneer variants

The Greatest Gift
4 color screen print (sparkle pictured)

I just released some very limited edition variants of The Greatest Gift. When I originally debuted this print last year, my printer at the time had yet to print on foils. I thought it warranted such an edition, so I altered it a bit and tailored it specifically to the variants. There are 20 on lava foil, 20 on rainbow foil, 20 on sparkle foil, and 5 on wood veneer. All available here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Trey Anastasio Band

Well I can now say I've officially designed a poster for my favorite musician of all time! This 24x18", 4 color screen print was designed for the TAB show that took place in Portland, OR on Nov. 9th. It's a limited edition of 160 prints and my very limited number of prints are available here. Here's a little about the design...

This is the view from inside the mouth of a camper enjoying the beautiful nature that Portland has to offer. He's eating his morning cereal and noticing various deer holding balloons and observing him. It's basically about the balance of man and nature and how we're all in tune with the universe. There's even a Marley and Languedoc appearance for those that know what the hell that means!