Switchfoot & Anberlin Tour Poster

So i had been trying to get a hold of Switchfoot and Anberlin to partner with them in order to raise support for the Stand Up for Kids organization (SUFK). Here is the scoop on SUFK, the poster and concept.
I would be honored to have your help in supporting this cause. I first was spurred to help after seeing a video encouraging those that attended the show to bring a backpack for a kid in need.

My original plan was to print these posters and give them to Switchfoot and Anberlin to sell on tour and in turn give the funds to SUFK or buy backpacks for kids in need. However, that was not in the cards; so i am going to be selling the posters and sending the money raised to SUFK. I typically don't like selling the posters for to much just so everyone can afford to get there hands on some wonderful screen prints. That said these are a little more expensive.

The price for the poster is $25 (plus $5 s+h). Go in with some friends and save on some shipping if you like i'm totally down with that. The specs on the image are 11.5" x 17" on a 12.5" x 19" sheet of 80 lb paper. I have printed 3 editions of about 50 each. The only difference is the paper color. You can have your pick of French Papers Construction Safety Orange, Duro Tone Packing Brown Wrap or a good ole white paper.

Please keep in mind that the profits will be going to a great cause. (If you want to help another cause and get a poster in the process jump over to Ink Initiative and help my buddy Keith Bowman and his team to make an impact.)

The finger print, in its very nature, is a human element that defines who we are. However, there is so much more to us then the blood and water that make up our bodies. That's where the lion come into the picture (in case you couldn't figure out what it was in the fingerprint). The Lionin the finger print represents inner strength and determination. The strength of those on the street and those fighting to help tomorrow be better for them. I liked that it works in duality.

Thanks for hangin in there to the end. Hopefully you have been encouraged to lend a helping hand. Keep in mind that you can always volunteer in your community and brighten the life of someone else.

Here are some shots of the art and the final posters.

Thanks again for stopping by the site and please spread the word. There are about 140 posters left. We are on our way to helping others.

Head over to my site and shoot me an email if you interested in picking up one or more of the posters. I am gonna try and sell as many off Etsy as possible to get as much as possible to SUFK.

Till next time.


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The Wonderful Jacqui Oakley

So i have been inspired yet again by Jacqui Oakley. To be truthful never really stopped being inspired by her work. I stumbled upon her work back while i was in college and flipping through a issue of Rolling Stone.

I most recently found a piece i fell in love with on the dieline. Of course it was one of Jacqui's. It was album art for the Two Crown King. You can check out her process over on her site. As usual her textured underpainting is simply marvelous.

I'm gonna have to break out the paints and experiment on how to get some textures in my own work. I am very interested in how she inks over her paintings. Thought this was wonderful and needed to be shared.

Hope you enjoy checking out her work.




Mute Math Print Process

A final update on the Mute Math Poster. The show was last night and man those guys know how to put on a show. Wanted to share a few shots of the process and final shots of the poster. They are currently available at Gravity Records and available in my etsy store shortly.

First and second color down. I always enjoy printing the reds and magentas, they lend themselves to transparency much more so than the blues.

Having to add a bit more red to the ink as it got near to the end of the run. Had a bit more coverage that was being laid down and started getting a little thin.

Here are a few final shots and some details.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.




Aphasic Algebra Poster

Many of you have been following along with the Dribbble posts that i have been making for the upcoming Mute Math poster. I am please to announce that the art work is finally finished and the film has been printed, paper ordered and screens coated. Looks like i might be able to pull these bad boys this coming week. As always the poster will be a limited edition. I am planning on having a hand full available as pre-sale posters at a discount to all you folks that have been kind enough to read along and watch the poster unfold. For more information about the poster pre-sale be sure to check out my twitter feed for details.

Now on to the details and process of the poster. I had some fun with the Dribbble post for the Mute Math poster. Aphasic Algebra is a silly renaming of the band, Mute Math. I wanted to drop a hint as to what the project would be much like the little tidbits of imagery that Dribbble showcases. It very well may have been the late night that made me THINK it was brilliant and clever to name it Aphasic Algebra. The band is touring in support of their forthcoming album, out Oct 4th. I was super excited to know that they were going to be stopping in our backyard here in Wilmington NC. The inspiration for the poster imagery came from the title of the album Odd Soul. What does a soul look like, then what does an odd soul look like? Had some ideas that just didn't quite add up and didn't work with the rest of the poster. These guys always seem to be dressed in suits when ever they preform. I'd like to think is due to the New Orleans roots.

Below are some of the sketches and the progress of the poster.