Opening August 24th on the fine campus of James Madison University is this selection of work from yours truly. With humble hopes to do the walls of the Sawhill Gallery justice, I would like to think that my work still resonates with today’s youth and at the very least that I can creep them out a little with a three-eyed masked wrestler! It will be wall to wall Foster in there, and if that wasn’t enough for you my little pretties, then get your motors started for the Q+A when I arrive for a tour of classes and one of those fancy talks I like to give on September 14th. (It has to be fancy – I mean it says so right there on the poster!)
Posts tagged ‘Grand Palace Silkscreen’
CLIENT: JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY >>> PRINTER: GRAND PALACE SILKSCREEN
Spending countless hours (days and months at this count more likely!) digging through crates of vinyl, I have become addicted to the intoxicating mix of visual discovery and tactile sensation that accompanies the scent of the hunt. Absolutely nothing brings me peace like two hours in a record store can. Unfortunately, those stores have slowly disappeared over the years, but that has made events such as this all the more enjoyable. Used as a promotional device, as well as a commemorative piece of merchandise, I could only hope to capture but a sliver of the happiness this day brings me.
CLIENT: DC RECORD FAIR >>> PRINTER: GRAND PALACE SILKSCREEN
(used with permission)
Starting off the Sad Crocodile residency at Galaxy Hut (with Matt Thomas) gave me an opportunity to work out an illustration direction I had been experimenting with. A combination of painting and pen and ink that is the merging of all of my work up until that point. The painted typography actually managed to give the wonderful Debbie Millman pause, while conducting a live interview with me in Cincinnati - it’s always nice to hear “that’s really really nice type” from a woman who has seen the finest designers in the world up close.
CLIENT: SAD CROCODILE >>> PRINTER: GRAND PALACE SILKSCREEN
(used with permission)
It is truly an honor to be invited to participate in the Melvins poster series. The challenge is that you know that you will be side by side with many of the top designers in the world. Bringing your “A” game is a given. Hopefully these are up to snuff. The kids seem to dig ‘em.
CLIENT: SECRET SERPENTS >>> PRINTERS: STANDARD DELUXE (WYOMING) GRAND PALACE SILKSCREEN (CAROLINA) (used with permission)
Working with Fortune 500 companies or the funky little shop down the street, I have found the problems to often be much the same: maximum impact with minimal cost. Certainly the smaller vendor has tighter budgets to contend with and helping Shake Your Booty outfit DC’s finest with hip and funky shoes and accessories is a battle worth joining, no matter the cost. The shop had always had a “Bi-Annual Sale,” which I could never wrap my head around (every six months silly) and one day it just sort of morphed into “Big Ass Sale” for me. My wife cautioned against proposing it and was especially hesitant about making “Ass” so prominent. All that I knew was that it just felt right. The SYB crew readily agreed and we have never looked back!
We make posters that double as window treatments/giveaways/promos and sometimes we even print hangtags or business cards on the back to slice them up later. We also OWN hot pink in the DC area. If you ever come to town and want to borrow it – just ask. We are pretty reasonable folks.