Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Brad Klausen Temple of The Dog Philadelphia And New York Posters Release

After 25 years, the Temple doors have opened once again this as Temple of the Dog reunites for its first ever tour to mark the historic anniversary. “We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do… play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago,” said Cornell. “This is something no one has ever seen. We wanted to stop and recognize that we did this and pay homage.”

Brad Klausen did the posters for the first two shows on the tour in Philadelphia and New York.
Jeff asked if I'd handle the two East Coast dates of the TOTD tour and when I asked him for some jumping off points for art ideas, he mentioned the time the guys spent at Discovery Park, and about campfires and where the water meets the woods. Given I had two dates the first thing that popped into my head was trying to incorporate duality in some way... unfortunately with TOTD the duality that hits you right in the face is life and death. I mentioned this to Jeff and he asked me if I had seen the show Stranger Things and threw out the idea of the Upside Down.

If you haven't seen the show, the Upside Down is this alternate dimension that is connected to, and right next to, our dimension. In the show the Upside Down is a dark place where nefarious scary monsters live, but Jeff mentioning that made me think about this idea of the other realm of life that is death.

Some may say there is nothing after life... others say there's a whole other aspect to existence after life... I liked incorporating that mystery in the designs, this idea of another realm... that even though Andy is gone, perhaps like all who have passed on, he's just in another realm of existence. Who knows, but that's the intriguing part about the mysteries of life.

So the two posters very much deal with life and death and the possibility of other realms, or of crossing over into another plane of existence. They also very much deal with Discovery Park, a place I used to live within blocks of and would take my dogs on a daily basis to go looking for owls at dusk and to me, is a very magical place. The NY poster is also inspired by the song Say Hello to Heaven. -BK
The posters are both 12" x 36.1", 7 Colors on white paper
signed and numbered out of 200 (150 matched sets)
$140 plus shipping
Individuals will be $70 (50 of both dates)

Posters will be on sale at 9 AM Pacific on Nov. 8th at http://artillerydesign.com/

On another note, there will also be a small amount of  Pearl Jam Wrigley poster available: 3 regular, 11 variants

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