Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dean Ween Group Ashville Poster by Joshua Marc Levy World Premiere Exclusive

Show Edition

Artist Edition

Right now the Dean Ween Group is playing a special acoustic show at The Altamont Theater in Ashville, North Carolina. Then later on tonight they will head over to The Grey Eagle for their final show on the short tour. Just like the last 2 shows, Joshua Marc Levy did the poster for the show tonight and you see it here first exclusively.

Joshua shares his creative process for this poster:
 ASHEVILLE: “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night”
“They’ll be no second chance for you!” This poster design was a huge opportunity and I couldn’t blow it. It had to be rock and roll. Fucked-up, rock and roll.  “It’s Gonna Be A Long Night” is one of my all-time favorite Ween songs and I wanted this poster to reflect that song’s vibe. I have a long running gag with a local Asheville painter, stage manager and good friend, Stuart Engel. He made a folk art painting of Mickey Mouse dressed like Alice Cooper. One of the fucking funniest paintings of all-time and I busted his balls about it for a long time. We continued to make abstract and folk art Mickey’s… Here we are about 6 months in the future, official rock and roll art, haha. This poster was hand-drawn with pencil at size on paper, and then traced in illustrator. The majority of the typography is hand-drawn. Psychedelic-punk-rock, yeah!
Remember 50% of the proceeds from sales of this series of posters, both at the shows and online, will go towards Dean Ween aka Mickey Melchiondo's studio project. 50 copies of each 19x25” poster will be available at the shows for purchase. 10-20 variants for each of the 3 shows will go on sale Tuesday March 24 around Noon at etsy store.  The posters are printed on 140lb black French brand paper with metallic silver. Any leftover show edition posters will be for sale as well.

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