Hello, and happy holidays to all. A few notes for the season. First, Maggie and I have recently moved, so print production is going to be slowed through the end of the year as I set up a new studio space at my new house. It’s exciting, and a real chance to expand my facilities. But it’s gonna take a little while. So if you contact me with a commission for a print project this month and I decline, just know that it’s not for lack of want, but for inability to quickly and efficiently turn it around. I’ll be back cranking stuff out at (hopefully) an even higher clip than before come 2013.
Second, and more important: from RIGHT NOW through the end of the day Dec 18, I’m having a print sale. Stop by the store, pick out some gifts, and shop your way to BIG BIG SAVINGS. Just enter the code “HOLIDAZE” at checkout, and receive 20% off your entire order. How can you lose?
And last, I’ve received a lot of questions as to the whereabouts and availability of my remaining Hopscotch 2012 prints. There are only a couple left. I’m planning something special for these. They’ll be available soon, in a very limited and special package. KEEP TUNED.
There you go. Merry Christmas, shitter was full.
What’s up guys? Here’s a print for tonight (10.14) at Cat’s Cradle: The Hold Steady, with Natural Child & your dear friends and humble narrators Spider Bags. We are thrilled to be playing this show. Gonna be a blast. 2 colors, 12.5×19. The image comes from the cover of Jack Kerouac’s Book of Dreams. Maggie picked that up for me at a library book sale over a year ago, and the first thought I had was, “I can’t wait for the right show to do a poster homage to that cover.” Here it is. See you tonight. We’ll walk around and drink some more.
Hi there, friend. Here’s the Rock&Roll stuff I’ve been working on lately. Most urgently, print for this Saturday’s First One’s Free show presented by my dear friends and brothers in arms at Churchkey Records. Should be a blast.
Then, a tour poster for a few Hammer No More the Fingers dates at the end of the month. I like these: one green printed on two other spray painted greens.
Finally, a tour poster for Some Army/Schooner/Naked Gods in early November. The bands will share headlining duties over the course of three nights. Not gonna lie – I’m really proud of both the design & the print on this one.
Thanks. have more stuff for you very soon. KEEP IT LOCKED RIGHT HERE.
Oh, hello. I’ve just finished up a handful of new prints in advance of the Posterscotch opening. I have much to show you, so let’s get right down to it. First, tour poster for Some Army, who hit the road following Hopscotch leading up to their EP release party. One color, 12.5×19, edition of 40:
Next, a tour poster for The Weather Station, all the way from Canada. 4 colors, 12.5×19, edition of 60:
Next, a print for the Churchkey Records/Layabout/Nice Price/Bull City Burger & Brewery sponsored Que Viva! Day Party on Friday 9/7 at Slim’s. I did multiple editions of these in varying color combinations. Here’s one with a 4 color split fountain gradient. 12.5×19, total of 40 prints:
And finally, a print for one of my favorite rock and roll bands around, J Roddy Walston & the Business, performing Thursday 9/6 at Tir na nOg with Hacienda, JKutchma & the Five Fifths, & Wood Ear. 1 color print on black, 14×22, edition of 45. Based on the old Steinway & Sons pianos logo.
See all you good looking rebels at Hopscotch.
New print for the BIG upcoming Spider Bags show at Kings in Raleigh on September 20 with Rock & Roll aces The Golden Boys and Limes. We look forward to this show greatly. Print is an edition of 45, 14×22, two colors, one jail cell, one sad person, and one James Brown poster on the wall of one sad person’s jail cell.
Here’s a couple things I finished recently for the fine fellows at Durham’s Churchkey Records. First, the next installment in the First One’s Free series, and second, an extreme slice of foolishness to promote the label’s Fifth Anniversary Party. This Stop sign is at an intersection I go through probably 4-5 times a week, and it makes me laugh EVERY SINGLE TIME. And as Kyle Miller at Churchkey said to me when we were discussing this poster, it appeals to & catches the eye of “every person who has ever heard of Danzig (aka our target market).” Enjoy, and Stop Laughing At Danzig.
Hello folks. Real excitement around here: the annual Hopscotch Music Festival is once again presenting Posterscotch, and this year I’m an exhibiting artist. I’ll have stuff for sale, as well as the opportunity to rub elbows with some real rock poster heavy hitters of both local and national renown. I am STOKED. Now, each of us is tasked with creating a poster for the festival, and I humbly present mine for your consideration. Five (5) color hand pulled silkscreen, 19×25″ in an edition of only fifty (50). On sale at the Posterscotch opening reception, Wednesday September 5 in Raleigh City Market. Many thanks to the festival, to Skillet Gilmore, to the Pinhook for the use of their ladies’ room, and to Kyle Miller and my darling Maggie Morgan for modeling. Cheers.