Chipboard and woodcut imagery go well together. This print came out very nice. Especially considering the purple screen was inadvertently sprayed with Stencil remover and not water. Sheesh. We were lucky to save it. Better watch out Jamie's gonna have some sweet work coming up now that he's screening.
With us it depends on the clubs as to how many they get. We have different relationships with each one. Stubb's will get around 50 and we keep the rest. Lots will get traded and given to the bands. We usually end up with a very small amount to sell in hopes of recouping our consumables (ink, utlities, paper). I have yet to sell enough of a run to recoup all the time that goes into it.
You guys think we're an agency? Guess the ploy is working. :-p
Ask Rockologist how big we are. Just a bunch of punks with fast computers and a big garage.
For the multiple posters for same show question on this one Stubb's commissioned us to do a limited run. Can't speak at all for Jared. We don't even know each other.
It's not uncommon for shows to have multiple posters. Emo's here in Austin gets piles of different posters for their shows. People just like making them I guess. We usually don't mess with it unless we are working directly with the band or promoter.
I just finished printing these and there are about 50 of this version and 70 mixed on blue, yellow, and pink paper. Stubb's will get a good chunk of them. I'm fuckin' beat and I have three colours left on another print.
The butter knife ties to Cedell Davis. That's what he plays his guitar with. The bag was just something new to print on and I thought it said small town delta blues pretty well. Walking down a dirt Main Street from the grocery store in the 1930's with a sack full of corn meal and hamhocks. Also wanted to get the Hatch Show Print feel and it seemed all these elements made sense together. Li'l Cap'n Travis also has a skewed country thing going on. They're awesome check out