Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tonights Pearl Jam Poster from Berlin Germany by Lars P Krause

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German artist Lars P Krause is doing the poster for the show tonight from Berlin. He will have 100 of the posters signed and numbered for sale. Lars does some really good work, check out his website and his flickr page to see process shots of the poster.

It will be on sale sometime Saturday afternoon european time on Lars' website.


James Flames Interviewed in Rock Sound Magazine

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JAMES - I was recently interviewed for UK magazine Rock Sound, for their "Design Devils" feature. The issue just came out overseas and should be available here in the States in a couple of weeks (I'll keep you posted). I continue to get much love from the UK - it's pretty awesome.

If you're in Europe, it's issue #137 with the Gaslight Anthem on the cover - check it out! Here's a transcript of the interview:

India ink is a religion, and James Flames is its prophet. ROCK SOUND meets the North Carolina-based poster artist to discuss DIY printmaking, bad-ass skulls and his search for the Holy Grail: one perfect hand-drawn line.

How did you initially get interested in art as a career choice? “My mother is a painter, my father’s a musician, all my brothers and my sister have some kind of artistic ability. Art was always in the house – we didn’t watch TV, we sat at the table and we drew. So art’s just kind of an instinct for me. I’ve had many different professions over my life – none of them art related, mostly corporate stuff in New York City. Five years ago, I decided to make a go of this for real. It took a long time to take it from this natural thing that I do all the time, and always did without thinking, to understanding that I can actually make my living doing it. It’s funny, but that was a really weird decision – it wasn’t as much of a no-brainer as you would think.”

How comfortable are you putting your name and artwork to a band you don’t like musically? “Well, I think I have a pretty wide-ranging taste in music, so even if a band isn’t my total favorite in the world, I can generally find something about them that I can relate to. And that’s what music is all about, isn't it? Relating. But on the whole, I am fortunate that I mostly get to work with bands that I really, truly like.”

What effect, if any, has technology had on your working process? “About a year and a half ago, I was kinda having this conflict where I was having trouble seeing anything that wasn't completely hand-drawn as being ‘authentic.’ And I now realize how ridiculous that is, but for some reason I saw the computer as some kind of cheat. The reality is that it doesn’t have to be used all the time, but it is certainly something that can make my artwork better. Otherwise, it’s the same as me saying that a pencil isn’t authentic, that a pencil is like cheating – I should just use a piece of charred wood to draw with. There are a lot of advancements that make our lives easier, and it took awhile for me to come to terms with the fact that the computer is actually a very valuable tool.”

What elements are necessary for a truly striking design? “It all pertains to who you’re drawing for, what you’re drawing for, and all that kinda stuff. But you can never go wrong with a cool skull and a big swath of red! Red always does the trick.”

Your blog often contains a high level of detail about your projects and working process. Is instruction important as a designer? “I gear my blog specifically towards other artists, fans of artwork and people who are interested in the process. I feel like I need to do my share, to contribute and pay back, and hopefully inspire somebody else. When I think back to being a little boy, if I was into an artist who drew my favorite comic book, all I ever got to see was the finished, printed artwork. When I’d go draw my own pictures, I would try it in the way I imagined that the artist would do it – but I never knew for certain how they did it until I got older and learned about the process. I always think about that kid out there, who has all the potential in the world, but has no idea where to start. Getting some insight into somebody else's process can have a transformative effect.”

The linework, inks and comic panel framing of some of your pieces seems to reference Raymond Pettibon. Are there any designers or artists that influenced you? “The first Pettibon artwork I ever saw was the album cover for Sonic Youth’s Goo. And that, along with the album cover for Drive Like Jehu's Yank Crime, which was done by Rick Froberg, those two covers had a huge impact on me. For many years after that, I was chasing after that ideal of spare and simple ink drawings; as I got older, I learned to find my own voice to express it. Obviously, I was a huge comic book fan when I was growing up. There was an artist named Mike Allred, who did a comic called Madman. His brush lines were just so soft and sleek, and they were incredibly cool looking, and that was all I ever wanted to do. I would look at those lines, and at the time, I didn't know how to draw them that way, I just couldn’t understand how he did that. So that was a huge driving force that pushed me to love the brush. It's incredibly satisfying to lay down a smooth line with a brush. It's gotta be one of the most satisfying and therapeutic feelings in my whole life. Just one line, it literally feels good to my bones. There's no other way for me to explain it.”

Be sure to check out the exclusive IMPULSE PRINTS HERE

Crazy 4 Cult "Point Break" Print Preview by Jeff Boyes of Visual Technicians

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Jeff was asked to contribute some work for the latest Crazy 4 Cult show at Gallery 1988.

What Jeff had to say about his art work:

I've wanted to do a Point Break print for years! Growing up my friends and I watched this movie a lot. I think being from Canada, Surfing movies were a little extra awesome to us because it was a lifestyle we couldn't really experience or live.

The colors are a bit of a homage to the Endless Summer poster. (except I used red instead of Pink) I was also going for the early 90's surf colors.

A little tribute to Patrick Swayze and his character Bodhi.

They are sold through Gallery 1988 and online at starting on July 9th (maybe July 10th)

Check out Jeff's work at

I Wanna Be Your Dog- Shepard Fairey Iggy Pop Canvas Print

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Another piece from the Deitch Show in New York has been turned into a print. On sale Thursday July 1 at at a random time edition of 450 signed and numbered.

Photography by Ed Perlstein,

Shepard Fairey on his piece:
Iggy is one of my favorite rockers of all time and is undoubtedly the godfather of punk. Iggy grew up outside of Detroit and got the name “Iggy” because he played drums in a high school band called The Iguanas. Iggy formed the Stooges around 1967 and released 2 great records, their self-titled 1969 debut, and Funhouse in 1970, on Elektra Records, who had recently seen great success with The Doors, and were eager to sign high energy rock acts. The two Elektra albums were commercial failures but attracted a small but passionate following including burgeoning Glam star David Bowie. When the Stooges were dropped, Bowie helped get them signed to Sony Records for whom they put out Raw Power adapting their name to “Iggy and the Stooges” because Bowie was primarily interested in Iggy. Though now seen as an influential classic, Raw Power was a commercial failure as well, and the band imploded around 1974. Iggy dealt with drug addiction issues for the next few years, but maintained his friendship with Bowie. In 1977 Iggy and Bowie collaborated in Berlin on a pair of Iggy’s albums, The Idiot and Lust For Life, yielding songs like “Nightclubbing”, “China Girl”, “Lust For Life”, and “The Passenger”. To me, these two albums represent a creative high point for Iggy, and though I love Iggy’s Stooges material, I think the Berlin albums don’t get the love they deserve because they don’t fit a genre archetype the way the Stooges records set the template for punk. This poster was created from the canvas I painted of Iggy based on a Berlin era 1977 photo taken by Ed Perlstein. I think the image captures Iggy’s intensity, which has remained undiminished, and his trademark, even as he has matured. Iggy has done great material since 77/78 including collabs with Steve Jones, and the Teddybears, but I think this poster may reflect Iggy at the peak of his powers. For a good career overview get the two disc “A Million in Prizes” or just pick up all the Stooges records and the two Berlin records.
Check out this interview between myself and Iggy Pop for Interview magazine. It highlights our conversation that lasted about an hour and a half.

Richard Pryor and Bride of Frankenstein Movie Posters

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Bride of Frankenstein
Poster by Martin Ansin. 24"x36" screen print w/ metallic inks. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 235.

Bride of Frankenstein Variant
Poster by Martin Ansin. 24"x36" screen print w/ glow in the dark metallic inks. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 100.

Thank You. Good Evening! Hope I'm Funny.
Poster by Ken Taylor. 18"x24" screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 160.
Available 6/30/2010 at 11am CST. On sale at

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tonights PHISH CMAC/Canandaigua Poster By David Welker

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All I can say is wow, be sure to click on the image to enlarge it. David Welker really created a gorgeous poster for the Phish show tonight. 10 colors printed by Master Printer Ben LaFond of Burlesque of North America. Size is 18 x 24Each print is hand detailed with Sakura Metallic Gold and additional inks.
Run of 550 signed and numbered by David.

David will be selling these on Wednesday at 10am est. He only has 30 to sell so dont be late

Eric Tan goes back the future for the Crazy for Cult Show

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From Eric: (It's to good to paraphrase)

It's been a loooong time since I've posted anything. The combination of a massive project at work and completely changing up your art style for a project outside of work will do that. This is the piece I where I attempted a different style than I'm used to. It's a bit subtle, but it's a tribute poster for one of my favorite films of all time, Back to the Future. Being a huge fan of Mad Men-type retro advertising, I thought it'd be fun to create my very own magazine ad promoting the town of Hill Valley, circa 1955. I wanted to make it as convincing as possible while still hinting at the influence of Marty's visit to his future home town of the past. I'm not sure that even makes sense, but you kinda get the picture. The Delorean is pretty obvious sign, but there's also one subtle hint that Marty was there. Can anyone guess what it is?

Having collected a bunch of ads from that era, the only way I could really sell the idea was to paint the scene just like they did way back then. Since I'm used to vectors, and pen tools, and pathfinders, it really was a challenge to get this to look the way I wanted. I haven't painted anything like this since high school so I definitely was rusty and it took about 5 times as long than the usual poster takes me. But I'm glad I went through it. Although it was an arduous experience with tons of mistakes, it really became a relaxing process and a new challenge.

When my friends saw this laying on my desk, their initial reaction was "where the heck did you find that?", which was exactly the reaction I was looking for. It was good to try something new and not to rely on all the things that are automatic or predictable. As a great man once said: If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything! I hope you dig it as much as I enjoyed making it!

The poster is limited to 150, signed and numbered, is 24" wide by 18" high, and will be available at the Crazy for Cult show starting July 9th at Gallery1988.

R. Crumb's Head Comix Print

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This latest print is based on R.Crumb's Head Comix, a collection originally published in 1970 by Ballantine Books. (Robert bought his first house up in Potter Valley with the advance for the book.) The famous cover was released as a serigraph edition (200 prints) in 2001. It's been sold out for years, but now they're giving anyone who wants this image the opportunity to buy a new giclee version for only $80.

The giclee edition, again limited to 200 prints, is printed on Somerset Velvet archival paper, using Epson archival Ultrachrome inks. Paper size is 18 inches wide, 24 inches tall. Image size is 15 inches wide by 20 inches tall. All of their prints have a guarantee for your satisfaction or your money back.

Buy it HERE

Robert Bowen St Elmo's Fire Print on sale now.


Saint Elmo is the patron saint of Sanity. He is the protector of mental health and your happy thoughts. Saint Elmo frightens away the evil demons and devils that infect your brain and fill you with the overwhelming urge to sit in a chair, rock back and forth talking to yourself, and fling poo. How does he do this you ask? Well isn’t it obvious, he has the amazing ability to breathe Fire and scare the shit out of them Dummy!

Limited Edition Of 50.
11″ x 14″
Printed with Archival Inks on Acid Free Velvet Cotton Rag. Each print is hand signed and numbered by Robert.

Buy it HERE

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tonights TOOL Poster from Red Rocks by Adam Jones

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Adam Jones of TOOL has been designing all the posters for the current TOOL tour. So I'm assuming he did this one also. There will be one for each night as well.

New Kozyndan Panoramic - “The Best Sushi in Town” Print

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This new piece was available at a group show at the Bold Hype Gallery.

Now its on sale in their store. Be sure to click the pic, its huge and shows all the great detail.

Limited edition panoramic poster. Signed and numbered edition of 1200 offset prints on 80lb cover stock with matte coating.

39 x 8 inches

The customers here don't know what the "special ingredient" is that makes this kaiten sushi so delicious, they only know that they CAN'T get enough!

Go to their portfolio to see detail pics!

Buy it HERE

New Jay Ryan Posters on sale now

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Jay Ryan just dropped a bunch of new posters. Run over to to check them out

Alexandra Fischer Pre-Release - Sharon Jones Poster - Warfield 6/25/10

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 6/25/2010
by Alexandra Fischer

An edition of 175 posters was printed for the show at the Warfield Theatre on June 25th. Silkscreened at the Firehouse in Oakland, the poster is printed on embossed gold 10 pt. cover foil stock (but because of the embossed texture it feels thicker, more like a 12 pt). The paper size is 20" x 26" and the image size is 17" x 22". This poster is #105 in the Firehouse/Goldenvoice series and the edition is signed and numbered.

I also put some detailed shots above so you can see the texture coming through the red and how it's creating some nice effects when reflecting.

Price is $50 per poster + $15 for domestic shipping (for every 2 posters).

Shoot her an email if you want one

Marq Spusta Phish Columbia Poster

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Marq Spusta did the poster for this weekends shows at the Merriweather Post Pavilion. Signed and numbered edition of 950. Heard they sold out real fast. Marq will have some for sale on his site at some point.

Emek Slideshow Video

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Seems EMEK has discovered YouTube. He posted this short video of some of his best work that will be included in his upcoming book. Check it out its really good.

Angry Blue Flight of the Conchords Poster

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Justin Kamerer aka Angry Blue has created another cool poster, this time for the Flight of the Conchords Tour. 18"x24" and is 3 colors. The artist run is pretty small one of 75. $25 (+shipping).

Get it at

The Dead Weather in Glasgow Poster by The Silent Giants

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The Silent Giants have been killing it lately with The Dead Weather posters they have been doing. On sale Friday at The Silent Giants site

Pink Cranium Available 6/28 - 7/4 at!

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One of the interns LTD Tee came up with this design and they thought it would look great on a shirt! Iban Brizuela finds inspiration from people deported from reality. Dark and comical art with a twist of obscenity that you can trust.

As always this box set is available for one week only, exclusively at from June 28h to July 4thth. MSRP for this product is $26.99 and our shirts come in both men’s and women’s sizes. My faithful readers can also use discount code "inside" to get 15% off this shirt! Discount is only valid until 7/4.

The Pink Cranium box set includes:
• High quality, screen printed t-shirt
• 8” x 10” art print
• Custom screen printed box
• Custom neck label
• LTD Tee Sticker pack

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pearl Jam Nijmegen, Holland Poster By Ames Bros

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Here is the Ames Bros poster for the Pearl Jam show tomorrow at Nijmegen, Holland Rock In Park Festival. On sale at the show and signed and numbered editions for sale on the Ames Bros Store soon after. They had been going along well but I'm not feeling this one.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tonights Pearl Jam Poster from London By Brad Klausen

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Wow Brad really killed it on this one for the show tonight in London England.

Scrap Yard Power Droid Star Wars Poster by Jeff Soto

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Poster by Jeff Soto. 24"x36" screen print. Hand numbered. Printed by D&L Screen Printing. Edition of 350.

Limit 1 per person.

"Star Wars was a pretty big deal for me as a kid. I was only 2 when the movie came out, and I can't even remember if I saw it or not in the theater. The characters and story were known to many of us mainly from the toys! The toys! Oh they were wonderful, and we played with them for hours (and wore out the BEST and Sears catalogue)! One of my favorite action figures was the Power Droid, and I didn't really know much about the little guy, but for some reason he (I pictured it being male for some reason) captivated my imagination. I realized at some time that he's barely even in the movie, which added to his mystique. Over the years he functioned as the worn out, floppy-legged power supply for numerous Transformers, GI Joe's and Construx. He is small and cute, and found a place in my childhood heart. I still have the little guy. This piece is an ode to the Power Droid!"

-Jeff Soto

Buy it at MONDO

Set Your Goals Warped Tour Poster by Harry Diaz

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Set Your Goals (Warped Tour 2010)
3 Color Screenprint on
100lb. Cougar Smooth Cover
Signed and Numbered
SIZE: 18 x 24 INCHES

Buy it HERE

Tristan Eaton’s World Cup B-Bot

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Following the success of his fun character creating B-Bot iPhone app, Tristan Eaton and Thunderdog Studios are about to introduce the new World Cup B-Bot edition which celebrates soccer mania as the global tourney enters into the knockout round. The app allows you to quickly build a custom character by swiping through elements such as head gear, faces, torso, feet, etc. Of course this time around there are plenty of team unis to choose from as well. While the original B-Bot featured flat 2D characters, the new World Cup edition brings 3D rendered characters for a vinyl toy like appearance. Once you’ve created your new B-Bot what can you do with ‘em ? You can use it as a contact photo, email it to a friend, post it to twitter or facebook, or simply save it as photo for use anywhere. It’s character creation with Tristan’s flair on the go – very cool. Hit the video below for a moving look at the app. World Cup B-Bot should be available in the iOS App Store shortly. Keep an eye out.

Via Vinyl Pulse

Matt Haber Exhibit & Giclee at The BLDG

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The BLDG Gallery is pleased to announce the opening exhibition of New York artist Matt Haber, this Friday, 8pm - 11pm at 30 West Pike Street Covington, Kentucky.

Matt and his crew have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on the show. Along with his new work, the BLDG will also be unveiling a very limited edition of 30 giclee prints by Matt. They hope to see everyone out at the show. For more information visit

David Welker Flatstock 25 poster and Umphreys McGee Poster on sale

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David Welker has a bunch of new posters up for sale. The Flatstock poster above along with the Les Claypool and Umphreys McGee tour posters I showed you before.

Check them all out HERE

Pavement poster by Alan Forbes

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Alan Forbes newest poster is for SF Bay Area rockers Pavement! This and other posters for Pavements reunion shows will be available on the Secret Serpents site in the upcoming months!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Todd Slater Neil Young Montezuma Poster ON SALE NOW

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17.6 x 23.5 – 4 color silkscreen – S/N edition of 200 – This is on navy paper with 2 metallic golds. Please note that this print is smaller then the Cortez print from 2007.

Tonights Ween Poster from Indianapolis by State of Shock Studios

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Darin Shock from State of Shock Studios sent over information about the Ween poster for tonights show.

It is an 18x24" 4 color screen print on white paper and an edition of 100. The poster is $20 and will be for sale tomorrow on his site at 1pm central and at the show tonight. Cool looking poster, kinda like an old photograph. Be sure to check out his other work on his site as well.

Tonights Phish poster from Camden New Jersey

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Ames Bros are the artists for the Phish show in Jersey tonight. Watch the Ames Bros website tonight it will be on sale sometime.

Kareem Rizk "Plymouth" Print

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Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present "Plymouth" their latest print release by Australian based artist Kareem Rizk. The print is an 18" x 24" Giclée on 300 gsm Archival Museo Cotton Rag, and comes signed and numbered by the artist. It is a tiny edition of only 10, and costs $60, and as usual, it will be available in their PRINT SHOP.

New Justin Hampton Print // Ween (Sasquatch) NOWhere Edition

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Justin Hampton, WEEN (Sasquatch) NOWhere Limited Gallery Edition, Silkscreen print on reflective foil paper, Signed and numbered edition of 30, 18 x 24 inches, 2010, $100 USD + shipping.
**Please note, the above image is the print as seen on white stock.

At about 2PM Eastern (that's 11AM Pacific / 18:00:00 UTC) Friday, June 25th, the link to buy with PayPal, Visa, Mastercard or Discover will appear here:

Justin Hampton was commissioned by WEEN to create a print for their performance at the 2010 Sasquatch Music Festival in George, Washington. Look what he pulled from his hat! It's the one and only Boognish and he is ready to rock. The NOWhere Limited edition of this print is a six color serigraph on a reflective foil paper in a tiny edition of only 30. Be on time for this one, or POOF! they'll be gone. It's a signed and numbered limited edition of only 30 and becomes available exclusively through NOWhere Limited's web site this Friday.

Justin Hampton decided at an early age that he wanted to be an artist. "I was a true Marvelite in the 70's and 80's as a kid. I practiced drawing and inking over and over as a teenager and came to ink my first comic for a underground comic book called 'Billy Nguyen' at age 18." Since then, Hampton has garnered much acclaim as an illustrator, rock poster artist and for his comic books "Twitch" and "Rat." Pop culture ignites his inspiration - anything from album art and skatepunk to contemporary comic book artists like Jack Kirby and Mike Mignola serves as an influence. Today, he lives and works in the Portland, Oregon.

For more information about Justin Hampton, please consult his website at:

A Life Well Wasted Big Ideas 6 Poster by Olly Moss on sale

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Olly Moss designs posters for each episode of A Life Well Wasted. They are limited to 200 copies.

12X18 hand-made screen print on heavyweight paper. Design by Olly Moss. Limited to 200 copies, numbered and initialed by Robert Ashley

Get it HERE.

Only 23 left as of 230am

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Tonights Dave Matthews Band Poster from Clarkston Michigan

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The ITRPF Street Team brings it to you first again. Tonights poster from the DMB show in Michigan. More than likely by Methane Studios

Thanks to a certain Deadhead for the pic.

Tonights Pearl Jam Poster from Belfast N Ireland by Ames Bros


Cool looking poster by Ames Bros for the show tonight from Belfast. Keep an eye on the AmesBros Store they should be up for sale tonight