Poster Show Featuring British Poster Artists
from Jacknife Poster Collective of Bristol
with Firehouse of San Francisco
Ron Donovan and Chuck Sperry of the Firehouse Kustom Rockart Company met Chris Hopewell from Bristol, England at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas in 2005. In 2007, while conducting a silkscreen print demonstration at Flatstock poster convention, Chuck and Ron spoke at length to Chris about getting started with his own print studio. Inspired by the demonstration, Chris Hopewell went home to the United Kingdom and opened a silkscreen print studio with partners and called it Jacknife.
By the time Firehouse toured the United Kingdom in 2008, Mr. Hopewell and the Jacknife print collective would have dozens and dozens of cool rock posters under their belt. Since 2007, Jacknife has been spreading art of rock to Great Britain – most notably by producing posters in the open air at the Glastonbury Music Festival.
Jacknife posters have a bold style informed by a punk aesthetic. Using surprising imagery, Jacknife pares their posters down to a clear, direct statement. They design and print their unambiguous, rebellious posters with a hands-on silkscreen process that informs their art.
Come and celebrate our San Francisco joint show as we get ready to go together to SXSW in Texas and later to the Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
893 Folsom Street in San FranciscoThe show will last for two days – Thursday and Friday – March 11 & 12, 2010.
• Firehouse and Jacknife will be heading out to SxSW to share a booth for the Flatstock Poster Convention – March 17, 18, 19, 2010
• Jacknife has invited Firehouse to join them for the Glastonbury Music Festival print demonstration in the UK this June 23 through June 27, 2010