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The Goodfoot in Portland, Oregon is proud to announce that “The Art of Musical Maintenance 10″ is open until Jan 27th. Goodfoot is displaying the newest installment of their annual show of music posters from around 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 framed posters.

Artists in the show: Alan Hynes, Ben Wilson, Billy Perkins, Brad Klausen, Brian Methe, Carisa Lu Von Gasser,Chris Haberman, Chris Shaw, Chuck Sperry, Craig Horky, Dan Stiles, Dan Ness, David D’ Andrea, David Welker, DKNG studio, EMEK, Frank Kozik, Furturtle, Gary Houston, Gigart,Guy Burwell, Heidi Elise Wirz, James Flames, Jay Ryan, Jeff Wood, John Howard, John Vogl, Justin Hampton, Justin Helton, Justin Santora, Lil Tuffy, Marq Spusta, Mirjam Dijkema, Nate Duval, Powerslide Design, T-Bone Aljaxx, Todd Slater, Tyler Stout, Uncle Charlie, zoltron

Check the Goodfoot website for a full catalog of posters online –  soon!

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark, Portland, Oregon
503-239-9292

Open daily 5-2:30

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Working in a rare collaboration with Zoltron on these Primus posters was a blast. I’m very happy that we co-operated seamlessly, bringing everyone this cool cross-over between my art direction of the Firehouse Goldenvoice Poster Series and Zoltron’s art direction for the Primus Poster Series. I’m glad to hear these were quickly snapped up at the the two back-to-back shows at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco, December 30 and 31.

Here I’m releasing my poster; a limited number in an uncut edition with my art and Zoltron’s; and a very special, very limited foil uncut edition.

Zoltron will be releasing his Primus rock poster, his uncuts, and foils simultaneously on his site.

I’ll be making a very limited release of my Primus poster, the uncut edition, and foil variant on Friday, January 4 at a random time.

PRIMUS-POSTER-SPERRY

 

Primus at The Warfield, December 31, 2012

Firehouse-Goldenvoice No. 172 / Primus Poster Series No. 83

16 x 22

Edition of 275

5 colors on archival cream paper

Signed and Numbered

Sold Out – Thank You!

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PRIMUS-WEB-WARFIELD

Primus at The Warfield, December 30-31, 2012

Uncut Edition

35 x 23

Edition of 50

5 colors on archival cream paper

Signed and Numbered

Sold Out  - Thank You!

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foil-newyears

Primus at The Warfield, December 30-31, 2012

Uncut Foil Edition

35 x 23

Edition of 13

5 colors on archival cream paper

Signed and Numbered

Sold Out- Thank You!

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I’ll be making a very limited release of my Primus poster, the uncut edition, and foil variant on Friday, January 4 at a random time.

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PRIMUS-POSTER-SPERRY

Primus at The Warfield, December 31, 2012

Firehouse-Goldenvoice No. 172 / Primus Poster Series No. 83

16 x 22

Edition of 275

5 colors on archival cream paper

Signed and Numbered

Available tonight, December 31, 2012 through Primus at the show.

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Tonight’s Perfectly Appropriate “Frankenstein’s Masquerade New Years Ball” Poster was drawn, printed, signed, numbered & hand delivered by local San Francisco Rock Poster Artist, Chuck Sperry.

Over the past 20+ years in SF, every Primus or Claypool related New years performance has a theme. This year’s theme is “Frankenstein’s Masquerade New Years Ball.” The idea was for each of us to do an artist’s homage to Frankenstein. Each poster would be inspired by a different historic artist – and by working with the same color palette and printing the posters at the same time, we would ensure a consistent overall theme.

The Frankenstein/Picasso themed poster is 5 colors of rich oil based ink, with a metallic undercoat – and is the match for last night’s sold out poster by Zoltron (the rad artist behind the silkscreen sticker printing company, Sticker Robot). Each night’s respective poster would be inspired by a different historic artist… Zoltron chose Warhol and Chuck chose Picasso. Both were cross pollinated with Frankenstein – and this is the result.

Zoltron and I have worked together many times over the years, but usually I’m inviting Zoltron to do posters for the coveted SF, Goldenvoice Poster Series – which I have curated and produced a poster series in the rich history of San Francisco’s 1960s rock poster tradition for the Avalon Ballroom, where I design or invite artists to design and print unique posters for events at the Regency Ballroom and the Warfield Theatre.

It just so happens that the Primus Poster Series, currently landing on poster #83, and The Goldvoice Series, currently at poster # 171, are literally merging on New Years at these two Warfield Primus shows.

125 tubed copies will be available at the merch booth tonight. And 125 will sell out. Be there early to make sure to snag one!

And remember to dress up for tonight’s on stage Costume Contest!

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Here’s Zoltron’s amazing Warhol/Frankenstein’s Bride inspired poster from last night:

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And both together (as printed):

PRIMUS-WEB-WARFIELD

Online poster release date: Friday, January 4, 2013 at a random time.

 

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An auburn-haired songstress holds a fawn.  Shocking magenta hair falls to the shoulders of a blue nude strapped with artillery.  A 1950s-model cop car rests peacefully at the bottom of the sea, washed in blues and purples revealing a silent white angel.  Each outstanding print on display represents a prominent rock band.  Each was created by Chuck Sperry.

In early 2011, Chuck Sperry, San Francisco artist and co-owner of Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company, made an unprecedented donation to the Library’s Art, Music and Recreation Department of over one-hundred limited edition, hand-printed rock art posters.  Officially entitled, The Chuck Sperry Archive, this collection comprehensively documents the Goldenvoice Music Series (at the Regency and Warfield Theaters) from 2008 to present, as well as selected Firehouse productivity related to the cultural-life of San Francisco.

This collection is exciting in both use of color and variety of content. Each silkscreen print is comprised of up to sixteen colors, applied as individual layers. The pieces reference styles ranging from Japanese nishiki-e, Austrian Expressionism, 1960s psychedelia, to the provocative punk poster tradition of Sperry’s youth.  Musicians such as Neko Case, Danzig, Bad Religion, Nick Cave, Soundgarden and The Black Keys are represented, as are a talented group of Bay Area graphic artists (Ron Donovan, Alex Fischer, Gregg Gordon, Dave Hunter, Alan Hynes, Scott Johnson, Dennis Loren, Chris Shaw, Frank Zio, and Zoltron) who contributed to the Firehouse Goldenvoice Poster series under the art direction of Chuck Sperry.

High Volume will be on display on the Fourth Floor from Oct. 7th, 2011 – January 6th, 2012.  An opening reception will be held in the Latino/Hispanic Room on Thursday, Oct. 20th beginning at 6 p.m.

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