My buds in Walk the Moon have been a non-stop touring machine this year, in support of their record Talking is Hard. I'd honestly be surprised if you haven't heard Shut Up + Dance a few times, even if you aren't familiar with the band. With that, we've been unleashing a slew of merchandise over the last few months, and here's the latest lineup. We've got a bunch of tees, a hoodie, and even a custom cut-and-sew hat with an embroidered patch! Go see them on tour to find these items and more. Click all of the images to view larger. *EquALLity tee was designed by the always awesome Jason Matheny.
My latest gig-poster is for the fantastic up-and-coming soul singer/songwriter Leon Bridges. These prints were created to commemorate this weeks concerts in New Orleans, Nashville & Atlanta, plus his secret-after-show at Austin City Limits this past Saturday. The illustration was inspired by “River” the closing song from his record Coming Home. Considering these shows are in southern states, I thought it would be fun to illustrate a swampy scene like you would find in Louisiana. The prints are three-color screen-printed on heavyweight French Olive paper, in an edition of 185 copies. I'll have a small amount of posters available on Thursday in my online store.
I'll be in Cincinnati tomorrow with mewithoutYou, selling these posters I've made to commemorate their show at Southgate House Revival with Foxing & Field Mouse. The posters illustrate details from the song Red Cow, including apparition eyes, the cornhusk dawn, and the obvious cow. I've included the song below. The posters are printed on heavyweight French Steel Grey 100wt paper, four-colors and limited edition. If you can't make it to the show, you can buy a poster on Thursday, right here in my online store.
Tomorrow night in Dayton, Ohio, David Gray & Amos Lee will be performing at the Music Center at the Heights. To commemorate the concert the tour merchandise director (and all around great friend, Brian Stowell) hired me to design & print this silk-screened gig-poster. The prints are 19" x 25" three-color screen-prints on heavyweight French Yellow Light paper. They'll be first available at the concert, and a small amount will be available online in my store.
Tonight, mewithoutYou will begin their summer tour in support of their new album, Pale Horses. This time around, the band wanted to stylize their new tour merchandise differently from the last several years. For this touring cycle, I worked with Vasily Kafanov's illustrations that were used in the album artwork, clipping, re-arranging, and coloring them to function as shirt designs. I also put together a new original--which we've dubbed pattern sun--and they'll also be re-printing my floral designs from the last few months. Go see them on tour and grab a shirt!
The touring machine that is Dave Matthews Band are starting their summer tour tonight in Austin, Texas. A few months ago, their merchandise team approached me about putting together a few concepts for their tour, and this floral design was selected for a girls tee! I even managed to subtly fit their classic fire-dancer logo in there. If you go see them on the summer tour, be sure to check out their merch booth, or you can purchase one online right here.
Last Tuesday marked the official release of Rocky Votolato's new album Hospital Handshakes, and I just recently got a shipment of records courtesy of the nice folks over at No Sleep. I was responsible for the packaging design for the record, which is centered around a series of photographs that document the recording process in Chris Walla's Hall of Justice Studio. All photos, including these product-shots were all taken by Amber Zbitnoff. Really happy with how this one came out! The US vinyl colors perfectly compliment the album packaging, and I'm excited to see the European version from Glitterhouse.
Walk the Moon is currently out on the spring leg of their Talking is Hard Tour, and they've commissioned artists to create a different screen-printed poster for each stop on the tour. Having designed a lot of their tour merch over the years, I took the opportunity to make posters for all three shows in Ohio, which start tonight in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati print is four colors, while the Columbus and Cleveland ones are three. Each print will be available at the merch table for their respective shows, 100 copies available each night. I've reserved a small amount of copies for my online store, which will go on sale at a random time on Friday, April 4th.
2015 kicked off with a blazing start, and that's why this blog hasn't seen many updates with band merch I've been working on. This post includes all of the apparel design I've had approved in the first quarter of 2015, including work for Alabama Shakes, Circa Survive, The Menzingers, Walk the Moon* (pillowcases!), NEEDTOBREATHE, Mat Kearney, Gates, Cloudkicker, Prawn, Cary Brothers, and a even a onesie for David Wax Museum's Suz Slezak. I've already got some amazing clients lined up for April, and hoping this year continues to be awesome! *Walk the Moon designs were a collaboration with the awesome Jason Matheny.
I'm very excited to reveal this poster I designed for Marc Maron's upcoming performance at The Royal Oak Theatre in Michigan. As a cat-owner who works from an in-home studio, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to illustrate Marc recording in his garage. I'll be screen-printing a limited-edition of these on French Red Hot paper, which will be first available at the show.