Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Broken House" Art Print

Broken House
12x18"  Sno Cone and Tangy Orange French paper
3 Colors
Edition of 17 for each color

Her we have a 3 color print. And this is the first totally hand drawn print.  but it still fits my use of building structures in my prints. Hopefully I can do more like this and create a series.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

HEY!!! Toys in the Attic show!

Hot Dog!!! This is going to be a great show and a great cause. Toys in the Attic Show in Minn.

Here's the Print Artist.

The Fab 50:

2&21 Collective | 2and21.wordpress.com
Aesthetic Apparatus | aestheticapparatus.com
Briana Auel | brianaauel.com
Boxy Mouse| boxymouse.com
Mallory Backmann | cargocollective.com/mallorybackmann
James Beard | vrooooom.org
Jeremy Berkley | berkleycc.com
Dan Black | landland.net
Christopher Bowman | shinyandnewart.com
Parry Doogan | pdoogan.com
Tim Doyle | mrdoyle.com
Fiona Bruce | on Etsy
Alex Griendling | alexlikesdesign.com
Austin Gullixon | on Flickr
Kevin Hayes | lovelympls.com
Java Fiend | javafiendstudio.com
Erik Hamline | hotsnotusa.com
Andrea Horne | barrelny.com
Daniel Jenstad | danieljenstad.com
Chuck Keppler | chuck-keppler.com
Jeff Lamm | greasebat.com
Sara Lintner | saralintner.com
Brook Lornston | lorntson.com
Jim Mazza | on Gigposters.com
Jamie McGregor | mongsterr.co.uk
Mark Moore | newseamus.com
Lucky Nielsen | on Flickr
Nate Nolting | withremote.com
Jamie Paul | lfdept.com
Doug Pedersen | dpedersen.com
Allan Peters | allanpeters.com
Petting Zoo | easypz.co.uk
Aaron Purmort | fivespaces.com
Francisco Ramirez | bureauprintresearchdesign.com
David K. Rose | grfxmonkey.com
ScatRadioh | skatradioh.blogspot.com
Matt Schubbe | mattschubbe.com
Ryan Seitz | on Flickr
Johnny Slocum | johnnyslocum.com
Eric Smith | fullblownink.com
Jordan Smith | jordanasmith.com
Miles Stegall | on Etsy
Griffin Talbot | Site Not Available
Jason Taylor | jasontaylordesign.com
Steve Tenebrini | stevetenebrini.com
Adam Turman | adamturman.com
Anne Ulku | anneulku.com
Lon Unitus | lonnyunitus.com
Dave Windisch | mile44.com
David Witt | dwitt.com

The Toy Designers!

The Dirty Dozen:
Bryan Collins | bryandrinkscoffee.com
Brock Davis | itistheworldthatmadeyousmall.com
Jason Goad | ingoadwetrust.com
DC Ice | dcice.com
Frank Kozik | fkozik.com
Jeff Lamm | greasebat.com
Punchgut | punchgutstudio.com
Jeremy Regan | twitter.com/reganomics813
Ryan Seitz | on Flickr
Dan Springer | skulluxe.blogspot.com
Chuck U | chucku.com
Lon Unitus | lonnyunitus.com

"Deadnaut" - Art Print

Deadnaut
12.5x19" Charcoal Brown French Paper
2 colors
Screen printed by hand

This is the first of hopefully many science fiction themed posters. So you ask how is this sci-fi? The idea that Germany won the space race before the USSR or the USA.

"The Space Race can trace its origins to Nazi Germany, beginning in the 1930s and continuing during World War II when Germany researched and built operational ballistic missiles. Starting in the early 1930s, German aerospace engineers experimented with liquid-fueled rockets, with the goal that one day they would be capable of reaching high altitudes and traversing long distances."

But say that Germany got to space first but didn't return back. This is the inspiration for this print.
Thanks enjoy.


"Flora" Art Print.

Flora
18x24" Lemon Drop French paper
2 colors 
Screen Printed by hand

This is a different version of the an earlier gigposter for Today is the Day, Keelhaul and Sweet Cobra here.  Changed the paper color and the background ink as well.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ape Shall Kill Ape? Art Print


Ape Shall Kill Ape?
18x24"
Red Construction French Paper
2 colors
and
18x24"
Newspaper
1 color

Things got a bit silly. One morning around 4am I couldn't sleep.I got out of bed and started fiddling around with the idea of making a target print. So I started mix images and working for about 3 hours with a finish idea. A simple 2 color print on yellow paper. Showed it to my wife at 7 in the morning with a "great job , what is it?" look. The more I looked at it, I felt like it looked familiar. So I did a quick search and didn't find anything. 

Then around 8am it hit me. 
Third Man Records "Thug & Target" Print Set by Printmafia. I own this set of prints as well and just completely forgot about it. I love what PrinMafia does. 

So it is different, I changed the paper and  scale. And I also printed some one news print so it can be used as a real target. I guess you could use the one printed on the red paper too. But...

 

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

"The House Over There" Art Print

"The House Over There"
2 color screen print
White French paper
19x25"

So this poster was originally used for the Bastard Noise/ Millions poster that was used in the summer of 2010.
But filled in the ring and got rid of the band names. Wha-la! new print. I think I'm going to get some tacos now.

Friday, November 05, 2010

"If Tron had Cafe Racers" Art Print

"If Tron had Cafe Racers"
12.5x19"
 White French Paper
4 Colors 
Hand screen printed. 
Edition of 25

So the idea for this print was mostly because of the movie Tron and that allot of new friends have Cafe style motorcycles. So the idea was to make my own Tron print. But changed the idea right after I started. I combined the Tron Light Cycles with the influence of Cuban poster art.
 Below are two of the light cycles from the movie Tron.
Here is a picture of the toys back form the early 80's.
This why I choose the three colors for the print. 
Then we have some Cuban Poster art.
Alvarez, Luis
Cuba Motorcycle Cup
1972 EP (COR, for INDER)
71x47 silkscreen
Cuban ballet poster designed by Ñiko Pérez 1974.

And away we go.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas Cards!!!

Here you go 5 hand printed cards for 10 bucks. 10 Bucks!. that's like $2 each or something.

Each card is 5x4 and comes with an envelope for all you mailing needs.

Here are the cards you will get. and you can buy them here.



Snowflake Pentagram
Snowman getting destroyed by a snow-blower
Snowman going to a bar
Air Freshener Christmas
Vacuum cleaner card.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Test Prints

All test prints are one-of-a-kind (monoprint) products of the screen printing process and are signed and editioned "1/1." Because these prints serve a very specific, conventional function before they are crowned "beautiful", there may likely be bent corners, smears, scuffs, dirt or all of the above on any test print. This is evidence of the print's previous life and is considered a "character building" part of the process.








Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Toys in the Attic Print

Here we are the print for the The Toys in the Attic 2010. It's an army man that a target placed over on of the soldiers arm. Here is the info about the print.
12x12" on French Olive speckletone paper
3 Colors - Black, White and Ketchup Red. 
edition of 26 with 2 APs.

thanks.


Toys in the Attic

2010 Event Info

Toys in the Attic 2010 will take place @  GALLERY 122 this year. Gallery 122 is located @ 122 8th Street SE in Minneapolis [Map]
Opening Reception will be December 3th and will feature limited edition/signed and numbered prints and custom toys from Local and National artists benefiting Toys for Tots.
Guests are asked to help out children in need by bringing a new (unwrapped) toy* to the show. In return, you’ll get one** of the event official poster prints designed this year by Minneapolis artist DWITT.
*No military based toys such as guns, please / **While supplies last.
If you forget your toy, there is a suggested donation of $1-$5 at the door. All toys and door donations go directly to Toys for Tots.

The Art

Artists are invited to create a limited edition of toy-inspired art prints for sale at the event – each print is numbered and signed. Additionally, custom toy artists will be creating pieces that will be available via Ebay auctions ending the night of the opening (details to come).

Print Artists

100 Degrees | 100degrees.net
2&21 Collective | 2and21.wordpress.com
Jim Altieri | altieriart.com
Aesthetic Apparatus | aestheticapparatus.com
Briana Auel | brianaauel.com
Boxy Mouse| boxymouse.com
Mallory Backmann | cargocollective.com/mallorybackmann
James Beard | vrooooom.org
Jeremy Berkley | berkleycc.com
Dan Black | landland.net
Christopher Bowman | shinyandnewart.com
Parry Doogan | pdoogan.com
Tim Doyle | mrdoyle.com
Fiona Bruce | on Etsy
Alex Griendling | alexlikesdesign.com
Austin Gullixon | on Flickr
Andres Guzman | andresguzman.com
Kevin Hayes | lovelympls.com
Chris Henderson | on Flickr
Java Fiend | javafiendstudio.com
Erik Hamline | hotsnotusa.com
Adam Hoganson | adamhoganson.com
Andrea Horne | barrelny.com
Daniel Jenstad | danieljenstad.com
Chuck Keppler | chuck-keppler.com
Jeff Lamm | greasebat.com
Sara Lintner | saralintner.com
Brook Lornston | lorntson.com
Jared A. May | http://jaredamay.com/
Jamie McGregor | mongsterr.co.uk
Mark Moore | newseamus.com
Lucky Nielsen | on Flickr
Nate Nolting | withremote.com
Jamie Paul | lfdept.com
Doug Pedersen | dpedersen.com
Allan Peters | allanpeters.com
Petting Zoo | easypz.co.uk
Print Mafia | printmafia.net
Aaron Purmort | fivespaces.com
Matt Pruett | Site Not Available
Francisco Ramirez | bureauprintresearchdesign.com
David K. Rose | grfxmonkey.com
SkatRadioh | skatradioh.blogspot.com
Matt Schubbe | mattschubbe.com
Ryan Seitz | on Flickr
Johnny Slocum | johnnyslocum.com
Eric Smith | fullblownink.com
Jordan Smith | jordanasmith.com
Sam Soulek | soulseven.com
Miles Stegall | on Etsy
Strawberryluna | strawberryluna.com
Griffin Talbot | Site Not Available
Jason Taylor | jasontaylordesign.com
Adam Turman | adamturman.com
Undertow | undertowdesign.com/
Anne Ulku | anneulku.com
Lon Unitus | lonnyunitus.com
Casey Waterman | on Behance
Dave Windisch | mile44.com
David Witt | dwitt.com

Custom Toy Artists

Bryan Collins | bryandrinkscoffee.com
Brock Davis | itistheworldthatmadeyousmall.com
Jason Goad | ingoadwetrust.com
DC Ice | dcice.com
Frank Kozik | fkozik.com
Jeff Lamm | greasebat.com
Punchgut | punchgutstudio.com
Jeremy Regan | twitter.com/reganomics813
Ryan Seitz | on Flickr
Dan Springer | skulluxe.blogspot.com
Steve Tenebrini | stevetenebrini.com
Chuck U | chucku.com

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Arrivals/ Toys that Kill Poster @ Beat Kitchen

Two color 25x19" Starch White French Paper
edition 100
Band info

For this poster I felt that The Arrivals needed a definite Chicago feel.  So the first thing that came to my mind was the "L", mass transit rail system that is elevated; hence the "L". So the red line which travels both north and south through the city. 

So there you are.

Enjoy.

OH YEAH!!!
On the bottom corner is a Hammer Fiend Club Sticker. Well its actually printed on the poster. The Hammer Fiend Club was started by my friend Patrick. Hammer was and still is a bartender at the Fireside bowl. He hates everyone accept Gerry from MU330. Gerry even took one of the best pics of Hammer. Below.

Enjoy again.
LETS GO TO THE BOATS!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Unearthly Trance,SUMA,Harpoon Poster @ Ronnys

So here is a 3 color poster for a show in Chicago
First info about the print.

25x19 French Paper
Magenta
Peacock Blue
Black
45 signed and numbered in the edition. 5 A/Ps

Here are the bands...

Enjoy.




Monday, August 30, 2010

Maritime Poster

Here is the poster for Maritime from Milwaukee. The show is on a boat and the band is called Maritime. So a nautical theme was appropriate.

Poster info
Band: MARITIME
25x19" Mr. French stark white.
2 Colors: Black and Dark Red
Edition of 30




Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Today is the Day, Keelhaul and Sweet Cobra Poster.

So here is the Today is the Day, Keelhaul, Sweet Cobra poster. For Cactus Club Milwaukee, should be a fun show. Unsane is on the same tour but are not scheduled to play.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Drying Rack is in.

So my drying rack has come in. No more hanging prints from the ceiling of the basement. 
I am now printing 125% faster rate. That's right, 125%. I think....

Behind the drying rack is our fridge with a keg of Oberon. Two of my favorite things at this moment.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

CopyJam 2 at the Printers Ball in Chicago



COPY JAM! 2: TEXT EDITION
A Printeresting Curatorial Project
at The Printers' Ball
The Luddington Building
1104 S. Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL


One Night Only!
FREE ADMISSION
Friday, July 30, 2010, 6-11PM
(makin' copies from 6-9 PM)
 
 

Featured Artists:
 
 


Decibully Poster for a Boat Show.

Decibully Poster Milwaukee 
25x19 on French Charcoal Brown
3 colors and a varnish overprint


Since the show is on a boat. The image is a sunken boat that has ghost floating up. The ghost are printed with a varnish overprint. Close  of the varnish on the photo below.

I suggest checking the band.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Three new posters, Hand printed in Milwaukee.

So the first poster was made for one of my best friends band; Millions. the poster was designed at 1AM and printed by 9AM later that same morning.
Info on Poster
25x19" White French Paper
One Color
Edition of 30 signed not numbered.

Next poster: Commissioned by Silent Scones. I wanted something bold and colorful. So blood and old comic book ads......
Info on the poster:
3 color print 19x12.5" on Olive French Paper
edition of 75 signed not numbered

The next poster is for a Jazz fest called OKKA Fest. OKKA Fest is part of a record label festival. OKKA Disk is that record label, they have a combination of jazz and experimental music. The venue is SugarMaple and also The Palm in Milwaukee. There are many artist playing this festival.

4 color 19x25" White French Paper
Edition of 100 Signed not numbered


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

OKKA Fest 2010

Three color poster for Okka Fest 2010.
It's going to be 25 x 19 inches on french paper.
Just waiting for my drying rack to show up and I can commence printing.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Close up of another possible poster

So it's been a bit since I last posted. So the image is a possible poster for a band called Silent Scones

For some reason I was thinking MASH. Not sure why, perhaps instead of Trapper John there is Ketchup John and member of Silent Scones. Video Below....



Enjoy and have some catsups.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Vacuum Table and Light box

Photos of the new vacuum table.42x32"


 and the new light box made from scrap.

I also drilled a hole so i can place a light inside the box. the light box is 24x19"