My pals in Trouble Books have a new record coming out soon, and I got to lend a small hand in the project. Our friend Jacob Feige has done the paintings for the cover of their last 3 records, and this time around we simplified one of the paintings to make screen-printed inserts to package in with the LP's. The band used to hand-assemble all of their album packaging, and wanted that hand-made element to still be a part of this new record. The record will be limited to 300 copies, and available soon from Bark & Hiss. Listen to one of the tracks, below:
Last month my friend Nick Moeggenberg (Moegly) hit me up about printing some posters for him. He made this Hook inspired image, and had an idea for some prints, I was glad to help the guy out. The prints are now for sale for $25, and all of the proceeds go to Make a Wish Foundation. Learn more about the posters, and their cause, HERE.
If These Trees Could Talk are about to embark on a European tour, promoting their new record Red Forest. We thought it would be cool for them to have a commemorative silk-screened poster to sell while they are over there. So I put together a poster based on the cover I designed for the record. The result is a three-color print on French's Construction Electric Red paper, 100 wt & 25" x 19". The third color is a metallic silver, printed with plastisol ink, so it is fairly raised, and has a great pop to it. For those who are state-side, and want a copy, I've got a few for sale in the Three Bears Online Store. But if you will be seeing the band on tour, please grab a copy from them directly; everything helps for a band on the road.
My friends in mewithoutYou are heading out on a "Spring Break" tour next week, and asked me to come up with some designs for some new merch. I'm currently working on a slue of projects for this band, so I roped in my friend Allie to help us out on the design of this tour poster. She pulled the rabbit from a line in the new song February, 1878, and I screen-printed a run of 135 prints. Go see them at one of the shows, and grab one!
I made this poster for Josh Ritter's show next week at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in New York. For those unfamiliar, the venue is a small bookstore in Manhattan, run by a non-profit whose mission is to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS. The posters are screen-printed, 12.5" x 19" on French Natural Speckletone paper, and the imagery is inspired by Matt's artwork for Josh's new EP Bringing in the Darlings. As always, thanks to my pal Brian Stowell for hooking this up.
I spent a few hours today screen-printing the jackets for the long-overdue vinyl treatment of Rustic Bullshit by Talons'. Also known for his work with Six Parts Seven and Trouble Books, Mike has been making music under the name Talons' for quite some time. This record was originally released as a CD-R in 2006, and is now getting the vinyl treatment. First-pressing is limited to 100 copies, in chipboard jackets, that I screen-printed (three colors). It's also being mastered for the first time, and will spin at 45rpm, for the audiophiles. Look for it soon, from Bark & Hiss. Listen to the CD-R (unmastered) version of the album below. While there, Andy & Josh were printing the Cloudkicker that Adam & Keith designed - five colors!
Today I helped my pal and roommate Gabe Schray print the jackets for his newest project Corrected Follies. A limited-to-100 12" LP coming out early 2012 from Bark and Hiss. They are printed on reversed recycled LP jackets. For the last 10, we tried my first attempt at a blend roll, with fluorescent pink & yellow inks. There will only be 10 of those, for the collectors. Huge thanks to Gabe, Keith & Soundtrack for their helping hands. Check out one of the songs, below:
I spent countless hours this weekend screen-printing the new 7" split release from The Mylene Sheath. There are 500 hand-numbered copies, and they took a looong time. 100 on red (with corresponding clear red vinyl), 200 on grey (with opaque grey vinyl) and 200 on white (with clear vinyl). The design was handled by my friend Nate (Northern Lights Industries) and the photo by a member of Beneath Oblivion. The white & grey versions are still available for purchase.
Also, Joel sent me a picture-text of the records, which came in today!
Here's a poster I made for Scotland's Frightened Rabbit. I originally met Grant & Scott when they were on tour with Josh Ritter, and over shots of whiskey, Grant and I planned out future endeavors, this poster being the first bit of fruition. For the image, I referenced lyrics from their song Skip the Youth, "I've been digging that hole tonight, on my knees beneath the moon..." You can grab a silkscreened print at the Cleveland show of their current tour, or online after. Limited to 50, hand-pulled copies.
Patternbased & Rubber City Noise are presenting a night of music + art. To serve as Low in the Sky's release show for A Shared Rainbow, and lots more. DJ sets & micro-performances by Bellows, Corey Farrow, Pat McNulty, QIX & Kristi Wall. Visual displays by Kendra Minadeo, Cory M. Davis, Steve Felix, James Bryan Parks & Natalie Dechiara. And lastly, art by: Kristi Wall & Charlie Wagers. In the same fashion as the Rainbow album art, Kristi & I collab'ed on a poster. She did the illustration, we layed it out together, and I screenprinted them (with Jake's help). The event is next Saturday, July 9th, at the CAVE. Check out the facebook event.