Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Art Vs. Craft 2013

I will be at this years Art Vs. Craft. It's always a great honor to be included in this event. Here is the vendor list for 2013. This is also the last year of Art Vs. Craft.

Comet Totes

Here is the tote that I did for Comet Cafe. You can get it at Comet or through their store HERE.

Firkin posters for Honeypie Cafe

 More Firkin posters for Honeypie Cafe.
Soon the Firkin Posters will be available thru the Honeypie website.

Mudhoney poster Dallas TX

Mudhoney poster for a show in Dallas Texas.
This beast is for their 25th anniversary tour. Seems like they are always touring. You can get the print HERE

Recent Volunteer Posters

Volunteer is my newest band. We recently released a 6 song 12inch EP you can get it HERE.
And here are the links to the two posters in this post...
Here and Here

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Volunteer 12inch EP/

My band volunteer is releasing a 12 inch EP next month. You can pre order it right HERE!

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Panhead Motor Print

The Panhead was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle engine, so nicknamed because of the distinct shape of the rocker covers. The engine is a two-cylinder, two-valve-per-cylinder, pushrod V-twin. The engine replaced the Knucklehead engine in 1948 and was manufactured until 1965 when it was replaced by the shovelhead.


Walter Mitty Art Print

An ordinary, timid person who is given to adventurous and self-aggrandizing daydreams or secret plans as a way of glamorizing a humdrum life.

this is Walter Mitty.

2colors White french paper. 

You can get this guy HERE

Ken mode Gigposter

KEN mode is a metal/noise band from Canada
Rosetta is a post rock blah blah. Great heavy band from Philly.
Another poster with a monolith theme
4 colors 18x24 inches Charcoal Brown french paper

you can get the poster right HERE

Volunteer, My band.

I'm in a band called Volunteer, this was our third show and we had to headline. we played pretty well even though I was called my bass players dad......I'm 1 year older than him.

2 color poster on Chocolate French paper 

You can buy it here

Old Baby Gigposter.

Old Baby (mbrs -Young Widows/Slint/ Shipping News)
Catherine Irwin (Freakwater)
Dirty Dancing
poster is 2 colors 18x24" white French paper.
Buy it here.

Art Vs. Craft 2013!

We are going to be part of Art vs. Craft in Milwaukee this year. We are very happy to be doing this again.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Melvins 30th Anniversary - Poster Rock Island Brewing Company

Melvins are one of my all time favorite bands. they have been around for 30 years. There is so much that can be about (the)Melvins... You can get the poster HERE.

The Detroit Cobras Poster Chicago

the Detroit Cobras are a rock band from Detroit. this is the second poster that I did for them. I decided to keep the theme of cars being used on their posters. You can get this poster HERE.

Die Kreuzen Chicago and Milwaukee poster set.

Die Kreuzen
Throughout the 80s and into the 90s, Milwaukee’s Die Kreuzen challenged audiences by pushing the boundaries of what a hardcore band could do, experimenting with sounds far removed from the constraints of the genre.
ONLY 10 Sets available online
Each poster is 19x25" 2 colors
Chicago and Milwaukee shows 2013
These are Artist Proofs. Artist's proofs are not included in the count of a limited edition that were sold at the shows. BUY HERE

Live Loud MKE posters

Live Loud MKE: Posters Small runs limited budget

 Buy Here

 Buy Here
All the poster are 9.5x25inches

Friday, April 26, 2013

12 New Small Art Prints

That's right, 12 new prints, of course some are of old designs. The prints are 9.5 x 12.5" in size.
Shipping is only $5 flat. So if you get more than one it is still only $5. What a deal.

For better images and info go HERE.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pie for the People


Good people and good pie.
Now for a good cause.

Every forth Wednesday they donate all bakery sales to different charity. trust me it's a lot of 'dough'.

Get it?

HoneyPie Cafe
Do it!

Here is a little interview I did while in Texas

Now you can listen to me mumble about posters. This was done during Flatstock 38 in Austin. 

I trimmed my beard recently since this photo. 

Just Like Being There article


Thursday night at Hotel Foster, AIGA Wisconsin will present a night of art, film and music centered around gig posters. That makes sense; AIGA Wisconsin is one of 67 chapters of the professional association for design, especially graphic design. Gig posters have only recently been considered “art” in the grander sense.  At the Hotel Foster, AIGA will show especially striking and creative images.
The evening will begin with a meet and greet and poster sale with local artists. A screening of director Scout Shannon’s Just Like Being There, which premiered at last year’s SXSW music festival, will follow. Shannon will be available for questions after the film. Indie pop favorites Maritime — a gig poster for that band graces our Arts & Culture display page — will complete the event.
Artists Francisco Ramirez and Paloma Chavez spoke on the art form and their own work.
by Paloma Chavez
by Paloma Chavez
“Gig posters are different in that you’re the one giving a look and feel to something that’s not necessarily tangible,” said Chavez. “Music is a tough thing to describe verbally, let alone visually. You’re trying to give a face to a voice and make it feel like they both belong together. The process changes each time.”
Last year, Chavez created a gig poster for the St. Vincent and David Byrne show that was turned into an official T-shirt for the tour. She’s also excited about her recent work for Australian psychedelic rock group Tame Impala.
“Tame Impala was the most complex poster I’ve done so far,” said Chavez. “I thought it’d be pretty simple to separate the colors – taking only a couple hours tops. It ended up taking me over a month to figure out how to separate and still get the same effects I had in the digital version.”
Ramirez started his business, The Bureau of Print Research and Design, in 2006. He also touched on the complexities of creating a gig poster.
by Paloma Chavez
by Paloma Chavez
“It’s all about understanding the band and their own approach to themselves,” said Ramirez. “Each project is different, sometimes it may have a clean design with sharp lines and type or it’s going to be a mess of colors and smears. Two of my favorite processes are hand manipulating the image, either by crumpling the image and then scanning it or cutting it apart and taping it back together. I also like when the image has a bit of humor. When I pull the last color on the poster and I start to laugh — that’s when it works for me.”
In Just Like Being There, Scout Shannon wrangled the heart and talent of the gig poster community. His film stems from his own experience in a band.
“We made some records, toured a lot, got played on the radio even,” said Shannon. “But the first time I felt like I was in a real band was when I got to a gig and someone had made a poster for it. That happened to be Lil Tuffy, who appears in my film, but at the time I didn’t know him. I just knew that an artist had taken the time to create this beautiful piece of art to promote something I was doing, and it felt incredibly validating.”
Along with his musical roots, Shannon’s interests lie in the art form itself and the community of  artists who create unique images.
by Francisco Ramirez
by Francisco Ramirez
“They are an amazingly generous group of people, so almost every interview I did, I left with between 2 and 10 posters. I genuinely love the art form…I would have to live in a labyrinth in order to have enough wall space for all the posters in my collection.
“The deeper you get into this world, the more you can pull out details and recognize the work of a given designer or studio. One of the things that is so appealing about screen printing, to me at least, is that it’s honest. It’s manual labor, and you can see the hand of the artist in every piece.”
The Hotel Foster print event comes on the heels of the  very big-deal Southern Graphics Council International Conference. Both shine light on Milwaukee’s ever-budding arts scene.
“We said from day one that we wanted people to leave the movie feeling inspired to create something,” said Shannon. “Not necessarily a gig poster, but something. Make a drawing, knit a scarf, cook a meal, write a song. The movie, at its heart, is a love letter to live music.”
“This isn’t just a documentary about screen printed gig posters,” said Chavez. “This is a documentary about your everyday person finding value in something other people wouldn’t and making a conscious decision to dedicate time to it. The documentary features all types of poster artists – from people who’ve got 20+ years experience to people like me, who’ve only been at it for a handful of years. That’s the beauty of screen printing, it begs to be owned by everyone. This documentary and the curated poster show scream that loud and clear.”

Nightbirds/ Give/ Tenement/ Get Rad/ Uh *h

Nightbirds/ Give/ Tenement/ Get Rad/ Uh *h
2 colors
9.5 x 25 inches
Edition of 40

This is just a straight forward punk rock show. DIY space and All Ages.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Honeypie Firkin night poster

Here we have a 2 color poster for Honeypie's monthly Firkin Night.
This one is for Central Waters Brewing. Seems I was kinda close to their color by accident.

poster details
9.5x25" Chocolate French Paper
Ed. 34
2 colors

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Just Like Being There/ MKE

A poster show, a film screening, and a live show - all in one night! Register now to join AIGA at Hotel Foster and mingle with some local gig poster artists. We will also be screening the documentary Just Like Being There and close the evening with a live performance by local indie pop band Maritime. Don't miss this event!

Join AIGA Wisconsin at Hotel Foster for an evening dedicated to gig posters, the artists who create them, and the bands that inspire the art. Francisco Ramirez, Paloma Chavez and other local gig poster artists will be on-hand to display and sell their work. We will also be screening Just Like Being There, a documentary that explores the origins and current state of the gig poster revolution that premiered at last year's SXSW music festival. Scout Shannon, making his directorial debut with this film, will also be on hand to speak about his documentary. Finally, we'll wrap up the evening with a performance by popular local Milwaukee indie pop band Maritime. Be sure to mark your calendars for this gig poster show / film screening / live performance extravaganza!
6:00 PM - 7:15 PM // meet & greet, posters available for sale
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM // "Just Like Being There" film screening
9:00 PM - 9:30 PM // question & answer with Scout Shannon (director)
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM // Maritime performance

You can buy tickets for this event HERE

Poster by Paloma Chavez

Witchden, Drumlins, Gravedirt, Mastiff Poster

Here we have a poster for some heavy bands from the Mid-West.
the show is on 4/20 which is national get high on drugs for no real excuse day.
I didn't want the standard pot leaf on the poster and just made it look dark and evil.
Went with Silver instead of gray as I was planning on doing. Mostly because the Silver is more transparent and the lightning bolt is more visible through the band names.

3 colors
9.5x25 Black French Paper
Ed. 40

This poster will be available on 4/21/2013 HERE.

Pettibone influnced Poster.

Here is a poster for an upcoming show in Milwaukee. All the bands have an early 80's punk feel. So I gave the feel of Ray Pettibon. Who did art work for most of the SST Records bands both flyers and album pieces.

1 color 19x25" White French paper

 Available Apr 6th here in the Store

Here are two examples of Ray Pettibon

Black Joe Lewis Poster

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears is a blues, funk and soul band influenced by Howlin' Wolf and James Brown.
So when I first listen to BJL&HB. The first idea was sex. I don't do sexy things on paper or in real life.
I went with my next idea. House Party.

3 colors
French Kraft
edition of 40

Buy It Here.

Six Point Beer Poster

Here is the Six point Brewery Firkin poster.
3 colors 9.5x25"
really likeing the new layout for the prints.
Tall and skinny is where its at.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Flatstock 38 SXSW

Flatstock 38 – Free and open to the public!

Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 38 will display the works of the world’s top gig poster artists. The show runs March 14-16 and will feature posters of varying styles, colors and techniques for sale by the very artists who created them.  The best concert posters have always captured both the essence of the music they promoted and the spirit of the time in which they were produced. Flatstock provides an ongoing series of opportunities to see fine poster art in person and to meet the artists who created it.
Thursday, March 14 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday, March 15 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, March 16 11:00am – 6:00pm
Location:  Austin Convention Center Hall 4
Lots more info on the Facebook Event page here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Flatstock 38/SXSW

"An' here I go again on my own
Goin' down the only road I've ever known,
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone
An' I've made up my mind
I ain't wasting no more time" - Whitesnake...

I'll be back in Austin for Flatstock 38 during SXSW presented by the API.
Just me this time. My wife will not becoming with me. So, I won't get in trouble this year. I promise.

Check out the other great artist also showing better work. HERE

More Beer Prints!!!

Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears is a blues, funk and soul band influenced by Howlin' Wolf and James Brown.
So when I first listen to BJL&HB. The first idea was sex. I don't do sexy things on paper or in real life.
I went with my next idea. House Party.
3 colors
French Kraft
edition of 40

Buy Here!

Corrections House

Corrections House, the new supergroup comprised of Sanford Parker (producer/engineer, Nachtmystium, Minsk), Mike Williams (Eyehategod), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, etc.), and Scott Kelly (Neurosis)
4 colors
Steel Gray french Paper

Interested in one? get one HERE.

Live Loud MKE/Northless

Gigposter is for Northless, Moon Curse, Drumlins, Neverender at cactus Club in Milwaukee, WI
Northless is a crushing heavy band.
So the middle of winter means bring on the snowy bisons.
White French Paper
2 colors

Buy here!

Buildings Poster

Gigposter for the band Buildings from Minn.
check them out.
19x25" White French paper
2 colors

You can get one here.

The Casket Lottery

Here you have a 19x25 inch poster for a Casket Lottery show.
2 colors
Charcoal Brown French paper.
You can purchase it here.