i didn't say i hated them jermy.
I said they were difficult to read. what's the use of posting a poster for a show if you can't read it? that's all. i LOVE the art work, but just couldn't read it as a poster advertising that mogwai was coming next week.
i understand you were behind with stuff...i think a lot of people were. but i'm not attacking you, my heart, i'm just giving my comments. i'm sure we could get into a big ole conversation/thread about the reason for gigposters...but i think we've seen that thread before!
anyway...i'm done. i'm looking forward to the nice big one coming out. you comin to the show?
Stores and crap...I guess.
Graham gets the actual 'art prints' later this week. He was content enough to use the files he asked me to make...the ones you saw and hated.
These pieces took longer to get to him than usual...primarily because this is a new printing process Ive never used before: it took us running into a few walls before we got it right. It will be a true 'fine art' print...and I never knew it took so much to reproduce a painting in true-color format by way of old-school plate printing.
Also, I was sidetracked by preparing for and attending a little thing called Flatstock, organizing and carrying out the BTS project, and dealing with a personal issue that some of you know about.
Sorry Im slightly 'behind scheduele'...
Why you double-crossing...
Seriously, though...Graham asked me for a file done up in tabloid proportions to advertise the show widely.
The fine-art pieces will be used for special areas.
The 17x11 copies of this file that I prepared for them certainly dont have 'pop' in a dark, smoky Emo's.
Hold your horses...you'll see the big-ones from Graham any day now.
Then, you can apologize to me, lady.
when i do screened posters, i also provide the promoter with either a b&w version (so he can make as many xeroxes as he wants) or some color copies, since the screenprinted run is a (relatively) small quantity-and more expensive to produce.
perhaps what you saw compton was something like that?
i'm sorry for what i'm about to say. I truly love you jermaine, BUT.
I saw Clutch at Emo's the other night and i saw this and the other Mogwai poster at the club. HOWEVER...they were color photocopied on 11x17 pieces of paper. Both posters on one page. I couldn't read the text AT ALL. all I saw was a picture of van gogh and a skeleton. i thought they were suppose to "measure 24x18 inches each, offset 'plate' printed on 100 lb. gallery cardstock..." as you said in a previous comment.
i truly don't mean to degrade the poster, but heck, if i were someone who was not a frequenter of gp.com, i would NOT have known that they were posters for mogwai.
did you send the bigger size posters and emo's just not put them up?
please dont hate me. :|
Actually he's sucking on his tongue.
Vangogh's teeth in this image are the sly incorrect feature of this painting.
I painted him WITH a full set of teeth: by this time in his life, many of his teeth had fallen out due to poor upkeep of his heath, alcohol, and absinthe.
I did these 2 paintings after all the talk on gp.com about painting a few weeks ago. When I started painting posters about a year and a half ago, I was dead in the middle of 'experimenting'. Posters like the Breeders 'bears', Coldplay, and the Modest Mouse were periods of me just starting to paint on a blank canvas and an idea and seeing what came out.
After the last painted poster, I realized that most people in the poster world, including many collectors, hadnt seen me paint in a 'classic' style: their entire knowledge of my painting is based on the experimental stuff.
So, when I got the job to do posters for this amazing 2 night show, I painted these 2 (this one, and its 'skull' companion)...no blacks or whites, plenty of glazes (50 or so on this particular one) and all clean and 'correct'. This particular painting was painted while listening to Mogwai's 'Happy Songs For Happy People' cd. It was around the 3rd track that this 'image' really started to be sketched out.
Now, I may return to my experimenting...perhaps a painting in various shades of 'black'?
'this guy is way better
Howd you find that link?
Max- the text on this is hand-done.
Both of these will measure 24x18 inches each, offset 'plate' printed on 100 lb. gallery cardstock...