My newest gig-posters are for The Thermals and Murder by Death, both for shows this weekend on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Both posters are three-color screen-prints in relatively small editions; each less than 100 prints each. The shows will be held at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, and the Murder by Death show also features my pal Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band as the opener. Find me at the merch table at both events to grab a poster! I’ll also have copies available in my online store following the concerts.
Earlier in the touring cycle for Talking is Hard, my buddies in Walk the Moon‘s team asked me for new ideas for merch items; novelty products that other bands aren’t regularly selling, and would do well with their audience. I came up with this idea to do plastic, 90’s-style watches, for which I also created a custom pattern for the wristband, inspired by the patterns you’d see on Nickelodeon. Needless to say, I’ve never designed a watch prior to these, and had a blast putting it together. You can grab one right now in the band’s online store!
Special thanks to the band’s tour photographer Anna Lee for the photos of fans wearing the watches.
It’s been almost two months since I’ve printed up a gig-poster, but I couldn’t resist doing one more poster this year. On January 2nd, Cloakroom and Wildhoney will start a short tour in Cleveland, at Mahall’s. Cloakroom’s Further Out was one of my favorite records of 2015, so when I learned of the show, I immediately hit them up about doing a poster. It’s loosely inspired by their song Starchild Skull, which I’ve included below.
The prints are three-color screen-prints, 13″ x 25″ on a heavyweight French Steel Grey paper. A small edition of only 79 copies, first available at the show, and in my store on January 3rd. Look at the detail pictures below; these are probably the thinnest lines I’ve ever successfully printed.
Father John Misty‘s I Love You, Honeybear is one of my favorite records of the year, so I was thrilled when his management team asked me to design these custom enamel pins for the holiday merch season! They’re literal honey-bears, with a very Misty’esque spin. You can buy the “Death” or “Love” versions separately—or bundle them together with two additional pins—right here in his online store.
mewithoutYou is currently out on a co-headline tour with The Menzingers, and they’ve got two new shirts with them. We’ve got one new design inspired by the song Rainbow Signs, on tie-dye! This is the only way we could talk Aaron into doing a one-color print. Utilizing Vasily Kafanov‘s illustrations from the Pale Horses artwork, I clipped, re-positioned, and flourished the drawings to make up these new compositions for apparel. Marking my 24th and 25th shirt designs for this band, far exceeding any other band I’ve worked with over the years. Pianos Become the Teeth and Restorations makes for a stacked show every night, so be sure and catch this tour if it’s coming near you.