Monday, July 27, 2015
As I've said before, there are very few films that I've seen as often as The Big Lebowski. It's comedic charm and unique style render it virtually impossible to grow tired of watching. In my opinion, this is the crowning achievement of the brilliant careers of the Coen brothers and nearly everyone else involved. The writing, the acting, the soundtrack...all positively brilliant and well deserving of it's cult status. It's definitely in my top 5 of favorite films of all time.
I've paid tribute before in more specific ways such as my Zero! sculpture and The Jesus print but I wanted to do something all encompassing. So here is All The Dude Ever Wanted Was His Rug Back. It's an 18x24", 4 color (5 on foils) screen print with metallic purple on manila paper. There are a few color variants on spearmint, sno cone, and bubble gum paper as well as 2 different foils on rainbow and sparkle paper. All available here.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The story behind the design...
One of Cincinnati's nicknames is Porkopolis...being as it was the country's primary center for hog packing in the 1800s. The pig is an icon around here and is referenced regularly. Cincy was also prominent during Prohibition with speakeasies, mob owned liquor establishments and was the home of infamous bootlegger George Remus. This led me to a pig faced bartender serving drinks in an early 20th century bar. In addition to a few other things, there are references to the MLB All-Star game (which began festivities on the day of the show). I basically wanted to do a print that simply said "Cincinnati" in my own way.
This print, along with 3 different foil variants, is now available for purchase here.