Psychic Sparkplug was one of my earliest inspiration. I have this (and its companion piece) hanging in my living room. They are among some of my most treasured posters.
I'm very lucky and very proud to work with Ron and Chuck. You can't buy the knowledge and support these two have given me in the last year and a half.
Who/what is Psychic Sparkplug, you ask?? It is a brief phenomenonal moment in the poster art continuum. Two artists, Ron Donovan and Chuck Sperry began their careers in 1985, (Sperry in New York City and Donovan in San Francisco). They did not meet until 1995 when Ron invited Chuck to join the San Francisco "Psychic Sparkplug" group which he had co-founded. Ron and Chuck continued in business together after the breakup of PSP working their magic, printing each of the posters completely by hand, without benefit of a press. Their singular style is almost instantly recognizable, characterized by their use of NASA-quality metallic inks layered over dynamic custom-mixed colors, and use of heavy poster stock which is frequently presented in uniquely shaped die cuts (such as their basketball-shaped Beastie Boys poster).
Ron and Chuck have developed a significant presence for their art both in the U.S. and internationally. They have each designed Fillmore Series Posters, album covers, magazine illustrations, and are presently producing a series of posters for shows at the Maritime Hall in San Francisco. They have had gallery shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco and Mexico City. Our gallery is proud to present an eclectic selection of Psychic Sparkplug works that are fast becoming some of the most collectible of all poster art. Its limited presence on the art scene make Psychic Sparkplug posters some of the most rare of all the available poster art. Unlike some contemporary artists, PSP will never produce another poster.