Tonight’s Perfectly Appropriate “Frankenstein’s Masquerade New Years Ball” Poster was drawn, printed, signed, numbered & hand delivered by local San Francisco Rock Poster Artist, Chuck Sperry.
Over the past 20+ years in SF, every Primus or Claypool related New years performance has a theme. This year’s theme is “Frankenstein’s Masquerade New Years Ball.” The idea was for each of them to do an artist’s homage to Frankenstein. Each poster would be inspired by a different historic artist – and by working with the same color palette and printing the posters at the same time, they would ensure a consistent overall theme.
The Frankenstein/Picasso themed poster is 5 colors of rich oil based ink, with a metallic undercoat – and is the match for last night’s sold out poster by Zoltron (the rad artist behind the silkscreen sticker printing company, Sticker Robot). Each night’s respective poster would be inspired by a different historic artist… Zoltron chose Warhol and Chuck chose Picasso. Both were cross pollinated with Frankenstein – and this is the result.
Zoltron and Chuck have worked together many times over the years, but usually he's inviting Zoltron to do posters for the coveted SF, Goldenvoice Poster Series – which Chuck has curated and produced a poster series in the rich history of San Francisco’s 1960s rock poster tradition for the Avalon Ballroom, where he designs or invite artists to design and print unique posters for events at the Regency Ballroom and the Warfield Theatre.
It just so happens that the Primus Poster Series, currently landing on poster #83, and The Goldvoice Series, currently at poster # 171, are literally merging on New Years at these two Warfield Primus shows.
125 tubed copies will be available at the merch booth tonight. And 125 will sell out. Be there early to make sure to snag one!
And remember to dress up for tonight’s on stage Costume Contest!
Primus at The Warfield, December 31, 2012
Firehouse-Goldenvoice No. 172 / Primus Poster Series No. 83
17.75 x 22.5
Edition of 275
5 colors on archival cream paper
Signed and Numbered