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Joan Jett by Chuck Sperry

On June 2, 2015, in Art Prints, News, Rock Posters, by squirt

In honor of Joan Jett & the Blackhearts recent induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, I created a limited edition poster commemorating the immeasurable impact that Joan Jett has made in rock history over the past 4 decades.

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Joan Jett
Edition of 300
21″ x 31″
7 colors on cream paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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“It is a huge honor to have been asked to do a poster for rock icon Joan Jett, to celebrate Joan Jett and the Blackheart’s induction into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“I wanted to capture Joan Jett’s beauty and wildness in my limited edition silkscreened poster: hand-printed in seven colors, including hand-mixed metallic gold and silver, and translucent glazes.

“In my poster design, Joan Jett has got you locked in her gaze; her stance is rebellious and slightly off-center against a glittering gold graffiti background. Joan is beautiful because she rocks and she’s the real deal. Her truth shines through as dazzling beauty. Joan is dark, she’s mysterious, wherever you think you’ve been to the edge, Joan’s been there before you, and she has written a rocking, true and beautiful song about it. That’s why I love her and her music.”

~ Chuck Sperry

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Sakura Gold Opal Variant Edition Release

On June 2, 2015, in Art Prints, by squirt

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Sakura, 2015
22 x 28 Inches
Gold Opal Variant Edition of 25
7 colors on heavy gold opal metallic paper
Signed and Numbered

The Gold Opal Variant Edition comes in a collectors edition custom kakejiku style Japanese Wood Box.
Boxes are Hand Finished with Japanese Calligraphy – Sho / Sumi-e
Artist Name (Eng/Jap), Title (Eng/Jap) and Numbered.

Mae Gallery of Japan will be making a very limited online release of Sperry’s Gold Opal Variant of Sakura on June 3, 2015 at 8 am Japan Time. Here’s the link: Mae Gallery of Japan

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Last week Pearl Jam, EMP, SeaTac Airport debuted the “Push Me, Pull Me” poster exhibit at the Seattle International Airport (SeaTac). I am very honored to have my art represented in the show! This exhibit will run for a minimum of 2 years and possibly longer. If you are traveling through Seattle take a walk by Terminal A1 to check it out.

Unveiling of new EMP Museum exhibit on Pearl Jam’s historical poster art as the latest installment of the Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music Program, 27 May 2015, Concourse A, Sea-Tac Airport.

Unveiling of new EMP Museum exhibit on Pearl Jam’s historical poster art as the latest installment of the Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music Program, 27 May 2015, Concourse A, Sea-Tac Airport.

Unveiling of new EMP Museum exhibit on Pearl Jam’s historical poster art as the latest installment of the Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music Program, 27 May 2015, Concourse A, Sea-Tac Airport.

Unveiling of new EMP Museum exhibit on Pearl Jam’s historical poster art as the latest installment of the Sea-Tac Airport Experience the City of Music Program, 27 May 2015, Concourse A, Sea-Tac Airport.

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THE WHO US WEB

“The Who, 50th Anniversary US Tour 2015″
21″ x 31″
Limited Edition of 620
7 color screenprint on cream paper
Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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With the great success of my The Who Hits 50 UK Tour poster last year, I’ve been honored once again by The Who. One of the greatest bands on earth has brought me in as the artist for the first leg of their 50th Anniversary US Tour poster!

Often, in the 20 years I’ve been designing and printing my own rock poster art, I have been asked, “If you could do a poster for any band, one you haven’t done a poster for, which band would that be?”

I inevitably answer, “The Who.” 

Last year, I was honored to have been asked by The Who to create the official poster for their “50th Anniversary British Tour 2014.” 

And today in 2015, celebrating The Who on their 50th Anniversary US Tour, I can check the box next to my dream-come-true, wish-list item, twice.

I’ve made a companion piece to the UK Tour poster. I used seven hand-screenprinted colors for my limited edition poster. I matched the modern pop art attitude of the UK poster:  changed the color scheme to a fluorescent green to “military parka” green blend for the background, rearranged The Who’s emblematic RAF symbol, and did my own mod interpretation of The Who’s classic arrow logo. I emblazoned my poster with bright metallic concentric explosion patterns, printed in gold and silver hand mixed inks. 

I could not be happier to have been honored to commemorate The Who’s remarkable 50 years in rock’n’roll with a piece of art for the first leg of their 2015 US Tour. 

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