Saturday, October 31, 2009


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HAVE A HAPPY AND HAUNTING HALLOWEEN EVERYONE. BE SAFE OUT THERE. And dont forget to turn your clocks back tonight

Win Jay Ryans new book

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Winner will be chosen tomorrow. Thanks to all that entered

Jay Ryan Andrew Bird Poster

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Whoops, forgot to take a picture or this when I was at Jay's place the other day. Looks killer in person, this is a picture of the actual poster. Its funny cause I saw the Ram drawing on a table and thought it was cool looking then he pulled the poster out a few minutes later. Its kinda like an optical illusion depending on what you focus on, either the lettering or the image of the Ram.

On sale soon at The Bird

Jay is posting original drawings and monoprints on his etsy page for sale

Great Deals on some OG art have popped up the last couple of days.

WEST FEST San Francisco 2009 Poster by Dave Hunter

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Edition: 200, signed and numbered

$35.00 each, plus shipping

Foil Variant Edition: 23, signed and numbered
$90 each plus shipping

Last week the Firehouse crew printed a series of 4 silkscreen posters for West Fest, this one designed by Dave Hunter. Also included in the series are posters by Malleus, Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan. This is a 4 color print, created with eye-fry fluorescent inks and Electrachrome™ technology.

Buy it at Hanger 18

Brand New / Thrice- Austin 2009 Clint Wilson poster

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Clint Wilson has released his newest poster for Brand New and Thrice. It is a 3 color screenprint limited to an edition of 115 with only 50 available to the public. It measures 18x24 and is printed on 100 lb. french Speckletone paper. The poster can be purchased at Nakatomi for only $25

Also, be sure to check out Clint's website for some pics from Brand New's performance as well as a few shots of the poster in production.

Till death do we part- Todays shirt

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Today's shirt $9 plus shipping Tee Fury t-shirt is by Zerobriant. Thought it was really cool and wanted to share it. You can only buy the shirt for 12 more hours. TeeFury only sells a design for 24 hours then at 12 midnight its gone.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Screen washout tub. When he applied for the permit and they saw the plans for a tub and with the name The Bird Machine, the city thought it was for an animal washing service.

Doodling my book.

The big printer

Smaller printer and paper cutter.
All the latest posters.

Where he cuts the rubylith. I even got to try it. Its not easy. Still cant believe he cuts it for every poster.

Project for

193 Fish OG drawing

Fugazi Chairs OG WOW

Animal Stack and Low OG

Shellac OG

Exclusive sneak peak at the New never before seen Droids Attack poster he just finished printing.

Sneak peak of his Monsters of Folk Poster for tonights show

Well it is with great pleasure I bring you the inside of The Bird Machine. Jay was kind enough to let me stop by the other day, take some pictures, chat and change light bulbs with him. Got to see the shop and meet Sara and see lots of great art work. Diana was working and Seth was at home so I did not get to meet them. Someone else stopped by this week also Jay said,......Aaron Horkey. I have been a fan of Jays work for many years (5 posters framed in the house and flat file drawer full), so this was a big thrill to actually see his shop for the first time. Jay is one of the nicest people you could ever meet. He has done so much to help other people and causes with his benefits and yet is still one of the most humble down to earth people. Did I mention he is a great artist also?

Hand drawing all his stuff and seldom using the computer. His drawings are small 9 x 12 or so them he enlarges them. He cuts the rubylith by hand still to create the screens for printing. So he does not mess around with coloring the posters in the computer at all. Sometimes he does not know the coloring he wants until he starts printing them and even then adds more colors if needed.

Jay Ryan has been creating posters and printing them for 14 years. Tired of painting houses he started working at Screwball Press in Chicago and the rest is history.

THANK YOU AGAIN JAY for letting me stop by. He has a couple of articles coming out in magazines soon as well so keep an eye out for those

So go over to The Bird and check out his stuff.

Jay Ryan- Animals and Objects In and Out of Water book giveway


So while I was at The Bird Machine shop the other day I got one of Jays new books to giveaway to you my faithful readers. Since its halloween I really cant giveaway candy, so its the next best thing.

It comes with the limted silk screen jacket and signed by Jay on the inside. Lots of really cool pics of his posters.

HOW do you win this you ask ? Just drop a comment in this post by clicking comments above the picture of the book and I'll use the random number generator to pick a winner.

Entries will be accepted until Sunday midnight.

Happy Halloween from Gallery1988 special Alex Pardee Print

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In honor of Halloween and Alex Pardee's solo show closing, Gallery1988 is releasing an exclusive Pardee screenprint!

Alex Pardee
Trick R Treat
6-color screenprint
18 x 24 inches
limited edition of 100

These new screenprints will be available starting Halloween, this Saturday, Oct. 31st at 12PM PST. You can order them through Gallery1988 Los Angeles and San Francisco...

Gallery1988 LA: (323) 937-7088 /

Gallery1988 SF: (415) 409-1376 /

I got this image on a shirt from the show and it ROCKS. Dont miss this.

New Paul Pope Prints and Shirts from Nakatomi

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Paul Pope’s new print, ‘Crepax’ is finally ready! Available in a regular (pictured above) and variant edition (above) the prints were printed in-house at Nakatomi Print Labs. The regular print is numbered in an edition of 140, and Nakatomi will only have 20 of the variant edition for sale! (Please note- if you had ordered the ‘Belltower’ print, you will be receiving the variant edition in your order, shipping now!)

Both prints are IN HAND and will ship immediately.

Paul is donating 100% of his proceeds from the sale of these prints to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund- As a former Comic Book retailer myself, I am thrilled to help use Nakatomi’s resources to contribute to this cause!

The same art is also available on a 100% cotton t-shirt in men’s and women’s sizes, in a black or mint color tee-

And last but not least, for those of you who missed out the first time around, they have a VERY SMALL number of the ‘Bell Tower’ print from last season’s Invitational up in the Regular and Wood editions in the Paul Pope section of the Nakatomi Store.

Thank you and stay tuned for more Pope projects down the road on Nakatomi!

Death Machines/Life Machines Poster by Mike Giant

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Now available! 18x24" silkscreened print on bone colored paper. An edition of 100, signed and numbered.
You can pick yours up for $50 cash at The Skullz Press. Or, you can paypal $60 to and he'll throw one in a tube for you and ship it UPS Ground. Mail order is only available to US addresses.

HUCK GEE New Site! New Store! New Giveaway!

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*Spike shown here with his 20" counterparts for pure awesomeness

From Huck:

Okay, talk about being long overdue but here it is, finally.... Huck has a new website! Integrated store, gallery feed, news, updates, even a webmaster! You know, a real gosh darn website. And we've also integrated all of Huck's Moshpop Clothing here. Consolidate, consolidate, consolidate.

To coincide with the new website and store we are going to hold a raffle for one of Huck's custom figures. We have one last Spike that's been hanging out, waiting for a special occasion to be unleashed. So here's the deal... for every $25 spent in our store between now and Friday, November 6th your name will be entered into the raffle. No limit to how many times you can enter, every $25 spent gets you another raffle ticket and gives you another chance to win. The more you buy, the more chances you have of winning. We'll throw all these names into a hat and will announce the winner via video feed on Monday, November 9th.

How's that sound? :)

New prints by Harry Diaz Weather & Rain All Day

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"Rain All Day" $25 5 colors 13 x 19 inches. With a small edition of just 15. Signed & Numbered

“Weather” measures 13 x 19 inches. This is a one color print printed on heavy weight paper. Edition of 35 and signed/numbered by Harry.

Harry Diaz has released some cool new prints.

Check them out at

First 10 orders of any posters, I will include a set of "Mini prints" shown here,

The BLDG + Prefab77 Showprint Giveaway

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Last chance to throw your name in the hat for this killer Prefab77 show print printed for their upcoming show with The BLDG. The winner is picked tomorrow!

The print is a two color (Black/Metallic Gold) 24″x36″ on 150lbs Heavy Stock. The print is for Prefab77’s show in Covington, KY on November 13th

To enter: Shoot an email over to with “Prefab77 Show Print” in the subject. The winner will be selected 10.30.09.

Good luck!!!

The BLDG (The Building) at 30 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky, 41011 is a place, a process, a collaboration, creating and exhibiting diverse, provocative, art that challenges patrons to thought and introspection. Mike Amann and Roman Titus, copious creatives, purveyors of dissidence invite you to share the scene. Join in on the discussion at their blog, Walls ( Art available for consumption at

Steve Powers “New York” Print at POW

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POW has a dope new print by Steve “ESPO” Powers entitled “New York.” It’s a 25″ x 25″, four color screenprint on heavyweight archival paper, released in an edition of 125. Signed and numbered by the artist. Price: £205.00

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sgt. Vasquez - the "R&R" print - rerelease by Huck Gee

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From Huck:

Okay folks, some asshat in Amsterdam bought 50 prints and backed out of the payment. It took us several weeks to go through the sales fee refund process via Ebay (boy are we finally glad to pull out of that store). Anyways, we now have everything sorted out, so here we go again, the official rerelease of the Sgt. Vasquez print!

Huck actually started this print back in January and due to creative frustrations and a busy schedule the print was set aside several times over the better part of the last year. It has grown to become a much deeper project than originally envisioned. Huck finally put pencil back to paper (and pen back to tablet) last month and hammered through the finishing details. So here we go, we present Sgt. Vasquez on "R&R". Looking decidedly bitter, debatably unrelaxed, and unenthusiastically unentertained by some UTCSO Clonettes. Read into this what you will...

On sale now. Each is printed on fine art watercolor paper (225gs), 18"x12.75" (21"x15.75"), signed, and gold embossed in the top right corner with the print #. Limited edition run of 99 prints, $75 per print.

Huck's Store
(Available Now!)

New Malleus posters on sale KETSUEKI & OMBRA art prints plus more

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Malleus has put a bunch of their new posters up for sale. After their successful USA invasion those of us unable to attend the shows now have a chance at the killer new art prints.

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Nesting Art Print By Eelus

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A woman with a tree for a head, an owl, a spider and of course, the moon. All the elements of another strange and haunting Eelus print. Scare yourself, it is Halloween after all!

6 color screenprint
500×700 mm 270gsm Bread & Butter Edition Paper
Limited Edition of 150
Signed, Numbered and Embossed by Eelus
Every print comes with a stamped certificate of authenticity
£150 at Eelus’s Store

Coming soon

There will also be a VERY special edition of 10 shiny hand finished prints up on the site VERY soon for those of you out there that like to stand out from the crowd. More info on those as soon as they’re ready to rock.

Methane Studios Halloween Posters and The Dead Weather Posters

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Methane Studios have at last redone their website and have put up a bunch of new posters including the Halloween and Nightmare on Elm St. Alamo Drafthouse posters. Along with a bunch of The Dead Weather posters.

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Poster 11 in the LOST series revealed Walts Kidnapping by Drew Millard

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The newest LOST poster has been revealed

15 x 24

Wow, sold out faster than last week less than 2 minutes

Sara Antoinette Martin – The Great Pumpkin Limited Edition Giclee Print

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Just in time for Halloween, Sara Antoinette Martin has released “The Great Pumpkin”: a 10″ x 9.5″ giclee print.

Each piece is printed on Hahnemühle Bamboo 290 gsm Etching paper with archival pigmented ink. This is a beautiful giclee reproduction, printed on paper with bamboo fibers, making it green! Limited to only 20!

Snag one at

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Philadelphia Night 2 Pearl Jam poster by Tom Tomorrow

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Well here is the shirt from tonights show. Poster is the same image as on the shirt. Yep its getting worse.

Tom Tomorrow:
About those posters

In response to a number of questions, yes I did a series of four posters for the Philly shows this week which will form one large scene when placed next to each other (though with gaps left in the images between each poster so they don’t have to be jammed right up against each other to look right, if that makes sense).

Since these were for a series of shows the week of Halloween, my idea was to have a giant retro pop-culture costume-party theme — superheroes, robots, space people, monsters, etc., along with a number of band-related/requested “cameos” in the background, all (at least in my mind’s eye) comprising the audience to the last shows at the Spectrum.

The trick was to design four posters which would each stand alone, would work as a larger image when the full set was displayed together, and would work when displayed in sets of two or three. I knew that some people would be attending all four shows and I wanted to create something special for them, but I didn’t want anyone who could only attend one or two shows feeling that they “had” to get the entire set.

As for questions about a signed and numbered edition of the set — definitely not until after the New Year. I’m still recuperating from the Chicago poster sale.

Also: apparently the images are also being used on shirts. Last night was the first I’d heard about that. I guess you can form a larger image with those as well, if you get three other friends together and each wear a different night’s shirt …

Them Crooked Vultures poster by EMEK on sale details

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From EMEK:

Them Crooked Vultures is a rock & roll Supergroup that formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009. Comprising drummer Dave Grohl (from Nirvana, Foo Fighters), vocalist and guitarist Josh Homme (from Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss) and bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones (from Led Zeppelin).

The band's self-titled debut album is due for release next month. But this poster, for a special limited engagement show they did in New York City, will be available this Thursday at 12 noon Pacific Time.

The poster is silkscreened, 28" x 22" and depicts an old British motorcycle/vulture, I chose a Triumph engine because its british (Zep) and because lead singer Josh Homme likes Falcon Motorcycle company- they make cool British style bikes:

The poster will be for sale this Thursday Oct. 29, 2009 at 12:00 noon pacific time, for $75.00 US + shipping
We have a very limited amount.

Go to at 12:00 noon pacific time on Thursday Oct. 29th
Click on the STORE/INFO button at the bottom of the home page

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Lafourcade Redux print by ANVILLE on sale details

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Blue Variant

Green Variant

Anville who I first told you about back in January, has dropped his latest print Lafourcade Redux.

This thing is a huge 36 x 16 edition of only 40 signed and numbered for $60.

On sale now

There are 6 variants;
black and white linework artist proofs(9)
blue highlight on ionized metallic paper (15)
neon yellow on kraft(5)
neon green on kraft(2)
sky blue on kraft(5)
neon green on charcoal(10)

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Tonights Pearl Jam Poster from Philadelphia by Tom Tomorrow

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Here is the shirt from tonights show. The poster is the same as the shirt. Done by Tom Tomorrow.

Word is no sports themed shirts for tonights show.

The Dead Weather posters by Aesthetic Apparatus

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19" x 25"
2 color screenprint (silver, white) on archival black paper

19" x 25"
2 color screenprint (silver, white) on archival black paper

Well, can you believe it? Even more posters for The Dead Weather! Unbelievable, right? Perhaps incredible? Ok, anyway. Aesthetic Apparatus was commissioned to do a couple posters for the band's recent UK tour. And once again the posters are filled with whimsical, innocent and heart warming imagery made to brighten your day.

$30 each

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From OBEY:

The OBEY X LEVI’S® Project – 10/29 – Times Square Live Installation Event and Collaboration Release! The launch of the Obey x Levi’s® collection is the latest result of the ongoing collaborative relationship between Levi’s® and Fairey relationship.

I’ve always felt that keeping my art bold, simple and refined was a way to cut through the clutter, and it’s a formula that Levi’s® has been using for decades that keeps them accessible and populist yet stylish and relevant. The posters I created for Levi’s® are returns to the roots of my style: one side with an industrial propaganda poster feel that connects with the heritage of Levi’s® as a brand for workers, and the reverse side reflecting my other biggest influence, punk rock, and the connection of Levi’s® to punk and rock in general. – Shepard

OBEY X LEVI’S scaffolding went up in Times Sq this week –Traffic stopped at the huge plywood signage was hoisted on to the steel frames, as groups of fans gathered to capture the moment. On 10/29, Shepard will create a live art installation on the outside façade of this scaffolding in front of the Levi’s store in Times Square at 7pm. Poster signing will follow the installation. A video of the process will be posted to YOU TUBE shortly after the install.

Inspired by the Levi’s GO FORTH campaign shot by Ryan McGinley, and the words of poet Walt Whitman, Shepard’s version of the American Pioneer will debut at this event and he will sign this new graphic-immediately after the live installation. The PIONEER graphic is featured on the reverse side of four stand-alone images that combine to showcase the new image.

The OBEY X LEVI’S line is extremely limited and consists of 8 pieces that showcase with details selected by Fairey and inspired by his personal collection of Levi’s® denim. The collection even has an “Obey” Giant red tab- next to the Levi’s Tab. Each piece of the Obey x Levi’s® collection, jeans, denim jacket and flannel shirt comes with a specially designed, co-branded bandana with the OBEY MANIFESTO.

To see the rest of the clothing go HERE.

If anyone is going and gets an extra set of posters of the punk rock chick and wants to trade something for it let me know. Just make sure Shep signs it.

Directly after the live installation at 7pm, Shepard will have a signing of the LEVIS Collaboration Graphics and the punk PIONEER posters. The poster suite consists 4, 18×24 inch, posters with front and back printing – using LEVIS infused graphics of the OBEY FACTORY, PROPAGANDA ENGINEERING, STAY UP GIRL, and OBEY EYE. All 4 posters form one large punk PIONEER poster measuring 36×48 inches. The event is Free and open to the public – see you there!