Well, it’s here again. Hopscotch. Your favorite time of year, and mine as well. Always a total blast, and this year’s looking better than ever before. And so, I humbly submit my poster for this year’s festival. As in previous years, I’ve taken great pains to incorporate every official festival performer’s name into my design. Unlike in previous years, however, I decided to focus less on setting a scene, and more on color and shape. I hope you enjoy. These are 19×25, in an edition of 80 prints, in roughly 9 different color schemes, an approximation of which you can see below, laid out on the living room floor. They’ll be for sale from noon to five on Friday and Saturday at Rebus Works, as part of Shopscotch.
I’ll also have some prints with me at each of the three day parties that Spider Bags are playing. You can see a full schedule of those things here. Don’t be shy. I’d love to talk to you. Have fun and be safe, and I’ll see you out there.
UPDATE: For those interested, you can now purchase a Hopscotch print here. Thanks as always.
How do, friend? Sorry to have been absent from these parts this Summer. Gonna do better. Honest. I just put up a few new poster photos in the gallery, with more to come soon. Lot of stuff coming up in not a lot of time. Including… a show I am VERY excited about. On 3 September at Pinhook, Spider Bags will have the distinct pleasure of opening for one of America’s greatest bands (I will entertain NO debate on this), No Age. They’re releasing their first LP in about three years this Tuesday, and touring heavily to support it. If I weren’t playing this show, I’d have already bought a ticket and taken the next day off. Again: VERY excited.
Here’s a print. Gonna hang a bunch and have the rest for sale at the show. Two screens, with the neon color one used multiple times, in multiple locations, with multiple split fountains to achieve the nervy effect. See you there.
Here’s the poster you’ll see around the country this Spring & Summer as JKutchma & the Five Fifths tour in support of Sundown, USA. One color, 11×17.
Diving right in: my Hopscotch prints this year were EXTREMELY popular. As in, I sold almost all of them during the three days of the festival, back in September. Since then, I’ve been trying to decide what to do with the last two (2) that I have. I thought about different packaging options, contests, and all kinds of other dumb shit. In the end, I’ve decided to auction them. They’re up on eBay right now, for five days, high bid wins. Nothing fancy, nothing special. Now, obviously what I wanted most is for everyone who wanted one to get a print. I hate that that can’t be the way. Limited editions, and such. And I also recognize that putting things up for bids can artificially drive up their price. Another drag. So I’ve decided to alleviate some of this guilt, and perhaps further entice you, the potential buyer, through altruism. I will donate a full fifty percent (50%) of the final sale price of each of these two prints to a deserving cause. One print’s proceeds will benefit TROSA, an exceptional recovery program based here in Durham that does truly inspiring work with addicts in recovery. The other print will help me make a donation to the ACLU of North Carolina, who need all the help they can get to continue to fight as the state unfortunately seems to be heading in the wrong direction on a number of social issues, from Voter ID to the truly horrendous Amendment 1.
So that’s it. If you loved Hopscotch 2012 as much as I did, and if you dug this print (many thanks, by the way, to all who have offered such kind words), and if you need a gift for a loved one, and lastly if you’d like to help me make a small donation to a worthy cause, then happy bidding. All my best to you and yours this holiday season.
Bid on Print #2 of 50, benefitting TROSA, here.
Bid on Print #21 of 50, benefitting the ACLU of North Carolina, here.