I confess, I’ve always loved The English Beat. Judging from the packed house on Monday, August 3, 2009, I’m not alone. My poster goes retro, mixing my metaphors with Vienna Secession Style, the Glasgow Arts and Crafts Movement and early-1960’s retro cool: going 2 Tone in three color. A solid gold poster for Firehouse Goldenvoice number 54.
Ran into Rudy (Can’t Fail) Fernandez, at the show who was there to meet with front man Dave Wakeling. Rudy met the Clash in the late 70’s, driving Joe, Mick and co. around California during their first tour, and since then, there isn’t an English musician Rudy doesn’t know. Rudy introduced me and Dave Wakeling, so having a conversation with the famed singer was a treat. Subject of conversation: American Artifact, the rock poster documentary by Merle Becker that Dave and I appear in. His comment, “Seems this poster thing is very San Francisco.”
“It’s my bag, man,”
Don’t save it for later, because this one just can’t stop.
Reel Big Fish – The English Beat
Firehouse Goldenvoice Series Number 54
Edition of 150
3 colors on archival cream eco-friendly paper
22″ x 32″
Signed and Numbered