The Malleus posters have arrived, and have been locked away in the dungeon until TRPS.
Just returned from the sold out Phoenix concert at The Warfield on Thursday, September 17, 2009. The (French) band loved it and said it had a very French style. We rapped about Paris and it seems we have some friends in common. Funny, overheard the band manager asking for VIP passes for Sofia Coppola, the film director. The crowd was fun and the room got moving! This poster rounds brings the Firehouse Goldenvoice Series to number 63.
I made 150 on Via Scarlet Red paper, and a very limited edition of 10 on Metallic Deep Bronze paper.
Phoenix – The Soft Pack
Firehouse Goldenvoice Series Number 63
Edition of 150
Gold and Eggplant on archival red paper
19″ x 26″
Signed and Numbered
MALLEUS, the artist collective of Urlo, Poia and Lu, the remarkable poster design team from Italy, will be unveiling their new works and limited art prints on Saturday, October 10 (the evening right after the Hall of Flowers Show) at ARTROCK GALLERY in San Francisco.
Alan Forbes and Chuck Sperry / Ron Donovan of the Firehouse will exhibit with MALLEUS – each presenting art prints specifically designed for the event. In addition there will be a live print demonstration, so you will have an opportunity to acquire an exclusive art print made for you right before your very eyes.
The event is a celebration of “DARK NOUVEAU,” a return to the roots of poster creation. DARK NOUVEAU evokes equally the fin de siécle style of Toulouse-Lautrec and 1960’s San Francisco Psychedelia – and operates here as a manifesto of reinvention and revision – aimed at connecting to the poster movement of the Decadent Period to the Belle Epoque and folding it into the Psychedelic Period to the present modern global silkscreen movement.
DARK NOUVEAU opens at 7pm – Saturday, October 10 at ARTROCK GALLERY – 893 Folsom Street in San Francisco.
MALLEUS, the artist collective of Urlo, Poia and Lu, the remarkable poster design team from Italy, will be returning to San Francisco this year under the tour banner DARK NOUVEAU.
The following events are a celebration of “DARK NOUVEAU,” a return to the roots of poster creation. DARK NOUVEAU evokes equally the fin de siécle style of Toulouse-Lautrec and 1960’s San Francisco Psychedelia – and operates here as a manifesto of reinvention and revision – aimed at connecting to the poster movement of the Decadent Period to the Belle Epoque and folding it into the Psychedelic Period to the present modern global silkscreen movement.
The Rock Poster Society’s Festival of Posters 2009 at the Hall of Flowers – Golden Gate Park – Saturday, October 10 – 10 am to 6 pm
Exhibiting this year will be:
PNE (Post New Explosionism: Emek, Justin Hampton, Jermaine Rogers), Malleus (from Italy), Drowning Creek Studios (Jeff Wood with Johnny Thief), Burlesque of North America, The Firehouse (Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan), Wes Wilson, David Byrd (of Fillmore East fame), Stanley Mouse, Brad Klausen, Victor Moscoso, Dave Hunter, Gary Houston, Lee Conklin, S.F. Rockposters, David Singer, Randy Tuten, Alan Forbes, Justin McNeal, Marq Spusta, Billy Perkins, Paul Imagine, David D’Andrea, Bob Cohen (Avalon co-founder), Chris Shaw, Alex Fischer, Eric King, Carolyn Ferris, Tea Lautrec Litho, John Seabury, Gregg Gordon, John Howard, Cahoots Graphics (Dennis Loren), Ryan Kerrigan, fillmoreposters.com, Jim Pierce, Pat Ryan, Perry Pfeffer, Dano Kuhlken (DKNG Studios), Connected Music, Larry Freeman, Cliff Yamasaki, Vince Dugar, Political Gridlock, Sherwood Donahue, Helie Robertson, Tom Hill, Kris Mikkelson and Ron Schaeffer.
DARK NOUVEAU opens at 7pm – Saturday, October 10 at ARTROCK GALLERY – 893 Folsom Street in San Francisco
New works by MALLEUS – Alan Forbes – Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan of the Firehouse
DARK NOUVEAU art installation at VARNISH FINE ART GALLERY – at 7pm – Friday, October 23 – MALLEUS – Alan Forbes – Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan of the Firehouse – Dave Hunter
DARK NOUVEAU at WEST FEST – A limited edition silkscreen series celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock will be presented by artists: MALLEUS – Chuck Sperry – Ron Donovan – Dave Hunter – look for our table at Speedway Meadow, Sunday afternoon, October 25, 2009
Screening at The Roxie Cinema – 3117 16th Street – San Francisco
Sunday night – October 25- 9:15 pm
Q&A with special guests Chuck Sperry Ron Donovan of the Firehouse – Winston Smith – Chris Shaw – Dennis Loren – Paul Imagine – Malleus
Poster ideas come from different places. This time: it was the paper color.
I knew I was onto something – when I cut this red paper down to a usable size at Sequoia Printing across the street from Hangar 18 – and everyone in the whole printshop stopped what they were doing and came over and complimented me on this beautiful red paper.
This design began as a four color process poster printing technique,
stripped down to two colors, with the red layer reversed and printed in gold,
so the red of the strong diagonal bars and lips is the paper color.
The effect is that the black areas punch a hole in the picture plane, and the gold pops forward.
Jesus Lizard Oslo, September 18, 2009
Edition of 120
Heavy Gold Metallic and Black on Red Paper
21″ x 26″
Signed and Numbered