Here’s my Eddie Vedder Long Beach poster – designed and handprinted – full of translusent and metallic inks. I have to tell you it’s good to be back making rock posters!
The reference in the poster is to the SurfRiders Foudation Long Beach Chapter who are fighting to “Sink the Breakwater.” The breakwater is a tidal barrier that was built across Long Beach harbor in the 1940’s. The breakwater is blocking the waves, that not only provided good surf, but provided tidal action which cleaned the environment of the beach. I asked Mr. Vedder if he minded the advocacy of this poster, and the response I got was that he totally loved the idea. So it’s Poseidon, god of the sea busting down the breakwater and bringing the surf back to Long Beach.
Eddie Vedder, Long Beach, July 6, 2011
23 x 35
6 colors on archival cream paper
Signed and Numbered / Artist Edition of 100
SOLD OUT – Thank you!
Here’s a digital jpeg of the same poster. It shows some of the details, but can’t show the effects of the metallic inks that the actual photograph above shows.
About Chuck Sperry
Chuck Sperry lives in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, where he’s made his particular style of rock poster designs for over 20 years. He operates Hangar 18, a silkscreen print studio, located in Oakland. Learn More…
Sperry Books: “Color x Color” • “Helikon” • “Chthoneon”