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.
Last winter, I was in Louisville with Josh Ritter, and a fellow named Joe Pug came out to the show, and took us all to Zanzabar after we loaded out of the venue. The place had a ton of pinball machines, and made for a perfect night in an unfamiliar city. Fast forward, and I’m excited about this poster I just finished up for Joe. When Joe first started writing songs, he was working as a carpenter in Chicago, so I took to illustrating what his workshop would’ve looked like during that time. His new album Windfall comes out next month, and he’s likely playing in a city near you.
FUTURALBUM is a collaborative album art design project created by Troy DeShano. Troy invited me to contribute re-imagined cover art for any album of my choosing, with simple but strict restraints for the design: Use only images from Flickr Internet Archive Book Images, and use Futura only for all type.
For my contribution, I decided to re-design Things We Lost in the Fire by Low. I’ve been seeing Low concerts for over a decade, and being one of their classic records, “Fire” was an obvious choice for me. Pulling inspiration from the opening song Sunflower, I also used a similar color palette that’s on the real cover of the album. My piece was posted today, see it here.