Jane’s Addiction at the Warfield, October 18, 2012
Firehouse-Goldenvoice No. 167
20 x 25
Edition of 125
3 colors on red linen textured paper
Signed and Numbered
Sold Out – Thank You!
I’ll be making a very limited release of this poster on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at a random time. A portion of my proceeds from this release will be donated to the American Red Cross.
My Jane’s Addiction poster is a result of working on my two hour, powerpoint illustrated, presentation for Latin-America’s biggest design conference, Trimarchi in Mar del Plata, Argentina, which I delivered on October 13, 2012. There, I presented my work and offered detailed reference to my influences in the work of San Francisco artists, Wes Wilson, Stanley Mouse, Alton Kelley, Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, Lee Conklin, Bonnie MacLean and Gary Grimshaw. I also made explicit reference to Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Alfred Roller, Koloman Moser and the Vienna Secession. I was given access to include in my presentation a myriad of high resolution images of these artists’ work through Phil Cushway, who is in the process of compiling “The Art of the Dead,” which he will be debuting later this year or early next. Phil was very generous in allowing me to preview these images to the largest Spanish speaking design conference in the world, which are reserved for his book, but did so, as he said, because my guidance and sharing with him of my understanding of the roots of the San Francisco poster tradition were crucial to the main theme and thrust of his forthcoming book.
Looking at all that amazing poster art work resulted in my Jane’s Addiction poster, a depiction of the Golden Goose, in three colors. It draws equally from all these traditions and pushes them into the 21st Century. I achieved a vibrant Eye-Fry by printing a thick layer of light blue directly onto the red paper it visually reacts with (instead of using a red ink against blue ink as I have in the past). The gold and silver overlays and react in surprising ways with the textured blue ink and on the red linen textured paper. I’m very happy with the result!
Well, I’m back from hurricane Sandy, and back from Argentina too. It’s been a long strange trip! My book, designed in Argentina by Porco Magazine and published by Last Gasp for American release, is also starting to arrive in the warehouse; I’m having the American edition sent bit by bit to economize on weight restrictions. So it will all arrive relatively soon, and be ready for release soon too. I’m super stoked by the result! Here’s a preview of Last Gasp’s catalog / release information to be announced:
I’ll be making a full report on my trip to Argentina next week, and also I’ll post about my experiences in New York during the devastating hurricane.
I’m saddened by the loss of life, and the destruction left by hurricane Sandy. That said, I was also deeply inspired by the strength and resilience of New Yorkers and all of those on the Eastcoast in the face of such a huge disaster! Having gone through the hurricane myself, I felt proud to be walking shoulder to shoulder with such amazing people through the thick of this monster storm. New Yorkers met nature’s fury with humor, intelligence and resolve. If Super-storm Sandy was a precursor of climate change and an example of the wrath we should come to expect from our rising seas, then the response exemplified by the inhabitants of New York City should be remembered as the correct way to respond with humanity and strength.
I have two more posters coming from the Firehouse Goldenvoice series – for shows that occurred at the Warfield while I was away. I’ll be revealing those later this next week. A portion of my proceeds from all three releases will be donated to the American Red Cross.