Matt Leunig has done a couple of new posters for country music star Eric Church. With this tour Eric Church & the boys were going with that of a biker/American outlaw motif which brings to mind whiskey, weed, motorcycles & bar fights. Stuff out of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Hells Angels” book.
Matt on the idea behind the designs:
"I live in Oakland and the legacy and imagery of the old Hells Angels is pretty strong here. I started off with a slew of sketches, not necessarily with specific cities in mind but wanted to skew more toward the look of the 60’s & 70’s bike clubs. I usually go apeshit with color but with all of the Church posters I’ve done, I think 8 or 9 total now, I’ve tried to use a limited color palette and simplified design. Well,… simplified for me.The Charlottesville poster is 18′ x 24′, 3-color and had a print run of 90. Matt will have a very limited run of Artist Prints (signed/AP) available the day after the show Friday, Oct. 17 at 11AM PDT.
Charlottesville isn’t necessarily seen as a biker kinda town but it is surrounded by miles of beautiful highways and roads through the Appalachian & Shenandoah Mountains. Lots of farmland and open skies…. basically good riding.
The New York City vibe had to be totally different. More gritty and concrete. Nothing like some bloody knuckles and handcuffs."
The New York City poster is 18′ x 24′, 4-color and had a print run of 180. Matt will have a very limited run of Artist Prints (signed/AP) available the day after the show Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11AM PDT.
But them at http://scrapedknee.com/