Art of Musical Maintenance: ROCK POSTER SHOW @ GOODFOOT
The Goodfoot is proud to announce that "The Art of Musical Maintenance, in it's 10th year, will open Thurs, Dec 5th from 5pm-2:30 am and be up until Jan 27th. We will be displaying the newest installment of music posters from artists throughout the country. The artists in this show are as diverse as the music. Likewise, the artist's techniques vary as well (from hand drawn to computer generated design). There are over 40 artists from around the country, and around 300 posters.
We are honored to have David Welker do the poster for this years show.
Carisa Lu Von Gasser
David D' Andrea
T-Bone & Aljaxx
few for the show
Alan Hynes is a graphic designer, originally from Dublin, Ireland he now lives and works in San Francisco, California. He has worked extensively in the skateboarding industry developing brands and designing products for Spitfire, Real, Antihero and some* of the top professional skateboarders in the world. Much of his time is spent creating screenprinted concert posters for music acts including Jack White, Sigur Ros and Primus alongside posters for movies and film. Printed by hand in limited editions many of his prints have become sought after collector items and have been featured in numerous films and books including the* definitive “Art of Modern Rock” published by Chronicle Books. Alan’s work has been exhibited around the world notably The Museum of Modern Art, Atlanta, and has been recognised by the Chicago poster biennial and prominent design publications including Communication Arts, Print and HOW.
Ben Wilson loves creating designs that center around great music. Music and sound is equally as inspiring to him as all things visual. Concert posters are a wonderful union of two of his greatest passions, music and visual art.
Billy Perkins has been designing rock posters, CD packages and other graphics for over 20 years. A self-taught illustrator, Perkins learned to draw as a child by studying classic comic book art, album covers and psychedelic rock posters of the 60's.
Billy Perkins' work has appeared in several books and publications, including Art Of Modern Rock, Swag 2, Gigposters: Rock Art of the 21st Century, Classic Rock Magazine and more.
Education: BFA in Commercial Art from Texas State University.
Brad Klausen Washington state based Brad Klausen is an illustrator and graphic designer who makes screen printed posters for different bands. For 9 years, from 1999 until 2008, Brad was the in-house graphic designer and created everything graphically for the band Pearl Jam. In 2008 he ventured out on his own and started his one man design shop, Artillery Design, where he continues to make posters for bands like Pearl Jam, Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, The Black Keys and many others. *His extensive design process was documented in 2010, in a book, From A Basement In Seattle, with a special introduction by his close friends Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam. *
Brian Methe was born and raised in the midwestern city of Columbus, OH. He attended the Ohio State University taking basic and figure drawing for a quarter before his major (Medical Illustration) was eliminated. He eventually graduated with a degree in English. His drawing had all but ceased. After moving to Seattle and collecting gigposters for several years he decided to pick up the pencil again. Relocating to Cincinnati, OH he begand drawing flyers for local bands, pro bono, for experience and to build a portfolio. Interest in his work continued to build and he has slowly branched out into screenprinting and dealing with more mainstream and touring acts. He continues to create for bands and artists that inspire him, give him freebees or and pay on time.
Carisa Lu Von Gasser hand pulls limited edition silskscreen gig posters, art prints and greeting cards from Jambone Creative Studios in SW Portland. The poster begins with a sketch, then inked and transferred onto film and burned into a screens. The music generates the composition, while social influences drive the design. An ode to music fans & eyeballs. Under the moniker Jambone Creative, Carisa Lu Von Gasser creates websites & logos.
Chris Haberman is a working artist native to Portland, Oregon. Aside from painting, he has nationally published poetry, journalism and fiction; being awarded the Tom Doulis Fiction award, the Wilma Morrison award for excellence in journalism from Portland State University and is a lifetime member to the Academy of American Poets. Most of Chris’ work is composed on recycled materials, paintings of crowds of people, pop-culture and murals. An avid music listener and former Portland music reviewer (Willamette Week Newspaper, Tonic Newspaper, Paperback Jukebox, PDXS), making art to fit music seemed like a natural and fun thing to try. Besides making art, Chris is also a fervent freelance curator and arts advocate, coordinating hundreds of Portland art exhibits with regional artists since 2001, and co-founding The People’s Art of Portland in Pioneer Place Mall (with fellow artist/curator/buddy, Jason Brown, The Goodfoot) both in 2010, to help local artists show their works. In 2011, he also completed a 219 wood panel album reproduction for an office mural for record label Kill Rock Stars (now residing in Portland) and is the current Art Consultant/Art Curator for TV show Portlandia (Seasons 3 and 4). Chris happily lives and works in his hometown of Portland, Oregon
Chris Shaw has been creating posters and artwork since the mid 1980's. Coming from his roots as a political artist and printmaker, Shaw applied his artwork towards the music industry. Since the early 90's Chris has created dozens of posters in the BGP/Fillmore series, concert stage sets, as well as working with a myriad of bands and causes worldwide. Shaw's work can be found exhibited in clubs and bars as well as museums, and is equally comfortable in both. Chris Shaw works from his studio in Oakland, CA.
Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he’s made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 15 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland, California.* Sperry works in San Francisco, but exhibits internationally from Athens to Argentina, Bristol to Belgrade (visited Belgrade at the invitation of The Cultural Minster of Serbia). Sperry's art is energized by the political street art and concert posters he has prolifically created for over 25 years. His express the synergy of social concern and popular iconography, graffiti and detourned classical themes, political outrage and imagery drawn from the Century-long world tradition of poster-making. His artwork has been exhibited at leading San Francisco art institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; his prints have been archived by the Achenbach Graphics Arts Council, The Oakland Museum of California, San Francisco Public Library (Main Branch), the United States Library of Congress, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He has brought his rock artistry to projects for Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Virgin Megastore, Guitar Center, Random House, Harper Collins, Harvard University Press, Nylon, and Wired Released in early 2009, the documentary film “American Artifact” prominently features Chuck Sperry. He has been featured in documentaries for film and television in the US, Europe and Australia One can find his art featured in many books, most notably*The Art of Modern Rock,*Peace Signs, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated, and*Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo.
Craig Horky farms out his consciousness-destroying illustrations to sweat shop labor in developing countries, where children as young as 9 have developed arthritis from painstakingly reproducing three-headed foxes and Abe Lincoln skulls. When they can no longer draw, they wander the streets raving of the things they have been forced to imagine. Craig Horky must be stopped.
What Dan is trying to do with his design is to say as much as he can using as little as he can.* He try's to pare down the idea and the form to its essence. Dan feels like visually the work is bolder that way. Posters should be bold, you're supposed to be able to see them from across the street. He also finds that once you strip off all the fluff you find out if your idea is any good or not.
David D' Andrea
David D’Andrea melds the draftsmanship of turn of the century illustrators, the hallucinatory*vibe of the 60s masters, and an organic pen and ink style that is unmistakably his own. His*illustrations seethe with sinuous, accomplished line work and intentional rough edges. He draws*from a variety of eclectic influences which show in the work: archaic lettering, obsessively*detailed renderings of animals, and elements from numerous religions and cultures. His passion*for the music/artist collaboration runs deep. It may be personified best by his ongoing series with*the band OM, which shows the spiritual connection between an illustrator and the music as a*circle of inspiration that spins infinitely, the Ouroboros.
New York based David Welker, two decade long professional career has ranged from large-scale murals to posters for the legendary rock band Phish. Welker’s 1993 album cover for the band received critical acclaim and was voted as “One of The Most Iconic Album Covers Of All Time”.* Welker is a traditionalist that has adopted the graphic nature of poster art, while still exploring the realm of abstraction, a quasi-literal environment, which challenges the borders of conceptual and pictorial space.* As Welker puts it, “Every generation predicts its’ own doom as well as the end of art as we know it. This is one of many human proclivities that I like to reflect on and also reject.”
Established in 2005, DKNG is a design studio based in Los Angeles, California with a focus on the music and entertainment industries. As musicians themselves, Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman first collaborated in high school as band-mates and later as a design and illustration team. In addition to concert posters, DKNG designs logos, music packaging, apparel, and digital media.
EMEK has made his home in Portland (from L.A.) for nearly 10 years now.* But he lives in many worlds and his art shows it. Born a decade after the 60's, he was nevertheless influenced by 60's culture and counter-culture. He was raised in an environment that supported his crazy artistic aspirations. *His first poster commission was done immediately after the L.A. riots/uprising of 1992, for a unity rally and concert held on Martin Luther King Day.* EMEK writes of the creation, “On scratchboard, I depicted an image of MLK, Jr., rising above a concert crowd.* No copies of this poster remain, but it does hold special meaning for me as the seed of my career.” EMEK is considered one of the most famous American poster artists alive today, part responsible for the lasting revitalization of the art form from the 1960’s tradition of music posters. His unique vision and insight to these creations spawned a new medium and collector base in the genre, and forever coined EMEK – “The Thinking Man’s Poster Artist” So far, his unique visual style has graced music posters on a diverse musical spectrum, from Blues legend B.B. King to the Beastie Boys.* He has painted album covers for Neil Young and Pearl Jam as well as for many punk and alternative bands.* He was invited to exhibit at the opening for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame “History of Rock Posters” exhibition and has been in national and international magazines.* As you read this, his work is permanently displayed in Hard Rock Cafes.* Over the last decade, EMEK’s work has been shown in galleries across the United States, in Berlin, London and Tokyo.* In December, 2007, Billboard named the top 25 rock posters of all time.* EMEK garnered 3 spots on the list, the most of any single artist.*In Emek’s posters, psychedelic 60’s imagery collides with 90s post-industrial iconography.* To this collision of the organic vs. the mechanical worlds he adds humor, social commentary and fantasy.* Even in the smallest details there are messages.* All of EMEK’s artwork is originally hand-drawn and then hand-silkscreened for each actual concert or event, usually in limited editions of around 300.
Credited with nearly single-handedly reviving the art of concert posters in the late 80's, Kozik's large, bold and vibrant designs leap of the paper and into your brain. Drawing from a kaleidoscope
of pop culture debris from all eras, his masterful compositions define the genre.
Travis Bone is the founder and creative force behind the poster and illustration studio Furturtle Show Prints. The weird state of Utah is home and constant inspiration for Travis’ iconic imagery. Bold yet economical use of color and hand-carved-reminiscent line work abound in his sometimes dark, often whimsical illustrations.
Long time Portland based Gary Houston, is well known as the “Blues Fest” poster artist of Portland and for his illustration company, Voodoo Catbox. Posters at Voodoo Catbox are pretty much hand made using traditional methods i.e. scratch board illustration or hand cut rubylith, and then hand pulled.
Since founding GIGART in 1996, Gregg Gordon's artwork has been seen on TV,
featured in magazines and newspaper publications, and utilized as an integral part of a
number of national ad campaigns and concert merchandising efforts.
From his lair in Portland, OR, Guy Burwell assembles inspired works of imagination, wielding brush, pen, squeegee and Wacom wand with equal aplomb. An artist from birth, Guy has slow-cooked his craft into a unique stew of character creation, dynamic composition and visual pun. With such clients as Thrasher Presents, Laika Studios, Larry Flynt Publications and Nickelodeon, his fantastically detailed illustrations are now fixtures of contemporary culture
James Flames is just some guy. He’s an illustrator and a printmaker who honed his skills in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY before moving to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC, where he currently works and resides. His artwork has been featured in galleries from London to L.A., Chicago to NYC, Austin to Seattle — as well as on beer bottle labels, album covers, magazines, comic books and well, you get the idea. He also creates rock posters for some of the top touring bands out on the road today — posters which he screen prints by hand in his studio tucked away in the woods.
Jay Ryan has been making screenprinted posters in Chicago since 1995, first at Screwball Press, and then at his own print shop, The Bird Machine. Known for his humorous animal subjects and computer-free design techniques, Jay has worked for thousands of bands, including Shellac, Fugazi, the Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, the Decemberists, the Melvins, Built to Spill, the Jesus Lizard and the Frames, as well as his own band, Dianogah. 'Animals and Objects In and Out of Water' is Jay's second book documenting his favorite posterwork, and will be released in November, 2009, by Akashic Books.
Jeff Wood of Drowning Creek Studios began creating gig posters in 1994 for a club in Myrtle Beach called The Headroom.* Now the studio works with large tour acts and festivals, as well as, mid-level and smaller acts.* Steeped in the old school tradition of late 60’s design infused with digital wizardy, Drowning Creek has forged a new path in screen printed rock art. Primarily known for his multicolor screen printed posters that are printed in the studio, he is also fond of working in full color and outputs the posters on an in-house 12 color large format Canon fine art printer.
John's poster work springs from the music that it is about. It is his intention to illustrate the music: The way it sounds, where it comes from, and what it is about. If you are a fan of the music, he hopes the work surprises you and at the same time feels like a perfect fit.
John Vogl runs the Bungaloo, a small illustration and design outfit, all by his lonesome, from his sunny home in Denver, Colorado. *All of his work is illustrated by hand, with love, care, and tears. His prints are an exploration if thoughts, deep and shallow, deliberate and spontaneous. He tends to work within a muted palate, giving my work an undefined aged/vintage feel, that, somehow, feels fresh at the same time.
Justin Hampton creates high impact imagery and is renowned as one of the leaders in the modern rock poster scene earning him international attention. His bold line work and sublime color palette mixed with a vivid imagination are unmistakable. His work can be seen in various galleries in Europe, Asia and Australia as well as in the U.S.
Justin Helton is a graphic designer/illustrator from Knoxville, TN. His work deals with hand drawn, computer generated drawings and bright illustrations. His most recent works include posters for My Morning Jacket, Trey Anastasio, and Black Moth Super Rainbow
I am an artist and printer from the greater Chicagoland area. I have been making rock posters since 2008 and follow the example set by many of my favorite Chicago artists by preparing my screen prints entirely by hand.
Heidi Elise Wirz is an: illustrator, printer, painter, and screen tech with Let’s Go! Screen Printing and Shebeast. *Heidi is a big fan of: heavy music, drawing monster warrior goddesses, and printing them by hand. *It is her hope to continue to make prints for bands that kick ass, and to continue to hone her craft. She studied drawing/painting and printmaking at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and lives in Portland, OR with her rad family.
Lil Tuffy is best known for his minimal style which incorporates negative space. He creates limited edition, hand-screened posters for such bands as the Black Lips and Pavement, as well as many others. He also created the CBGB's 30th Anniversary poster. Tuffy's poster for the Noise Pop music festival appeared in the 2006 Lindsay Lohan film Just My Luck. Lil Tuffy has curated the Noise Pop Festival poster show since 2004. He worked with Firehouse Kustom Rock Art from 2002–2005 and has exhibited his work all over the world, in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Serbia, and the UK. His posters have appeared in many publications: The Art of Modern Rock and its companion "Mini #2", "Panda Meat Vol. 1", "Swag 2", "Rock Paper Show", and "Gig Posters Vol. 1". He appears at most Flatstock poster shows at music festivals such as Bumbershoot, Pitchfork, and South by Southwest.
Marq Spusta was born in 1977 in Madison, Wisconsin. He was drawing prolifically within moments of leaving the womb. Marq continued developing his art along side graphic design while attending the UW-Stout. Marq has been living and working on the West Coast for nearly a decade, creating concert posters, album covers and all kinds of prints.* His variety of subjects and projects are related in the same mind-spring that his illustrative and cartoonish nature can muster.* His variety of projects ranges from designs of concert posters (Dinosaur Jr., Widespread Panic, Soundgarden, Further) to exhibiting intricate paintings, prints and beer bottle packaging.* His “world” of characters is reminiscent of a fresh and original memory of Alice In Wonderland meets Where The Wild Things Are, doused with an arty hot-sauce formula that is the signature of the cartoonish intricacy that makes it a Marq Spusta.
Mirjam Dijkema (1984) got her BA at Academie Minerva in Groningen where she studied Graphic Design and Illustration. After that she studied Art History at the University of Groningen. Currently she is self-employed and works as a poster designer and screen printer in Vera - club for the International Pop Underground. Since 2012 Mirjam is hired at Minerva School of the Arts where she teaches theory of the arts and graphic design. In the summer of 2012 Mirjam opened The Impossible Machine ; a webshop and artistic platform run by herself and the wonderful designer Kunny van der Ploeg. Mirjams work has been and is exhibited all over the world, and she gave numerous lectures about the gig poster and screen printing in general.
Nate lives in Longmeadow, MA. He is 29 years old, designs, illustrates and handprints posters for rock show across the country. *He lives by the mantra, "make a lot of stuff and see what sticks"
Powerslide Design Co. is the brainchild of Seattle-based graphic designer Mike Klay. A musician and an outdoorsman, his collection of manually screen-printed posters and tees evokes the beauty of nature and the energy of music.
T-Bone & Aljax
We Are T-Bone & Aljaxx, Tony & Allen Jackson. This is a collection of our gig poster work from the past 4 years.**We love art and design in all forms, from the master painters to the backs of cereal boxes, it’s something we’ve studied and entertained ourselves with since as far back as we can remember. We are heavily influenced by art and advertising that takes us on a visual journey, and more importantly, tells a story. *We aim to do just that, take the viewer to a new place where the band presented is playing as its soundtrack. Each new poster is a transformation of our own styles to fit or explain to the viewer how we perceive the music we are representing. The music guides us through the process, the colors, the subject matter, even the weight of the*line work*are all dedications to the art we hear.*
Rock concert poster artist Todd Slater is as prolific as he is piercingly inventive. In less than a decade since graduating from art school, and now operating out of a converted garage studio on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, he has created hundreds of dazzling posters featuring the music industry’s hottest acts—including The Black Keys, Jack White, Primus, and Muse to mention just a few. Todd draws his inspiration directly from each artist’s music, translating the sounds into gut instincts for graphics, and he has an acute sense for the vibes that drive color selection and design schemes.
Tyler Stout has done posters for awhile, he lives in Brush Prairie Washington.
Uncle Charlie was born 1969 in Houston Texas. He produces bright and bold graphic design posters for the music industry. He first applied his love of design during early high school years designing flyers for Dresden 45, a punk band he had with his chums. He has been creating art for music since the mid 80's and he currently designs posters for all kinds of events focusing mostly on music. He also continues to work now as a full time package designer designing packages for the food industry at a small design firm in Houston, Texas.
Zoltron is an acclaimed poster artist, an enigmatic street artist and self-proclaimed teenage heart throb. Zoltron is the founder of the notorious silkscreen sticker printing company, Sticker Robot. He rarely attends art shows, because he is usually catching up on Brady Bunch re-runs.