Designed by Monkeys is run my Michael Houghton and he has a couple of new posters he just released.
His new poster for Conor Oberst, M. Ward, and The Felice Brothers at the Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, California.
Mike talks design:
I’ve had this idea – the gramophone tank – for several years now. It’s a play on the Neutral Milk Hotel gramophone plane. I really wanted to draw it, and it had really just floated to the front of my creative line. This poster seemed like a really good fit with that idea, for another great show happening at The Phoenix.All original illustration, including much of the custom type. The is 16 x 22-½ inch paper, 2 color screen print in black and metallic ink, numbered and signed.
Next is his poster for Titus Andronicus at the Phoenix Theater.
Mike on his idea for the poster:
Titus Andronicus’s new album, “The Most Lamentable Tragedy” is a pretty amazing, sprawling rock opera about mental health and depression. This is my symbolic take on the struggle with forces in your own brain – that there’s just this immense, immeasurable part of yourself underneath the surface, and that sometimes you’re a tiny boat on the surface, just riding out the storm. I wanted this Elder God to look like he was sad, lonely, and like he had just be trudging forever, and clearly thinking he always would be.It’s also, of course, a nod to Terry Gilliam’s “Time Bandits”. And a great big experiment for me in what can be done with mixing colors in screen printing, with semi-transparent inks and halftones.The poster is 17 x 24 inches, 4 color screen print, numbered and signed edition of 50.
Hit up his Etsy shop to buy the posters https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignedByMonkeys