Thursday, May 25, 2017

Eric Clapton Posters By Adam Pobiak

Adam Pobiak says being asked to create posters for Eric Clapton was an unbelievable honor. There was a stretch in his life where the Yardbirds were his favorite band, this then turned into a longer stretch when Cream took the top spot, In the last many years it's Blind Faith that usually finds its way into his ears. If you are familiar with posters you will know that a very high percentage of the best/most famous posters from the 60's and 70's are for these 3 bands.

More from Adam on the posters:
"SO it absolutely blew my mind when I was not only able to draw the name Eric Clapton, but could also add Delaney & Bonnie, the Blues Breakers, Derek and the Dominos,  the Yardbirds, Cream, and Blind Faith to the art. BUT This also presented a problem. This was not art for a reunion tour, this is a tour celebrating 50 years of uninterrupted creation of music. If the Grateful Dead ask you make something for their reunion you make something that looks a poster from their hayday. If Black Sabbath asks you for art for their reunion you make something that looks like Sabbath would have done in the 70's. But Clapton has never stopped playing. His solo career has had many facets, and all of his bands have been quite different from one another, so the challenge was to find a constant. What can represent 50 years of drastically different music in one poster? His guitars. His guitars have been the constant across his 50 year and counting career.  So with the guitars as the focus, as much care as possible was taken to represent them as realistically as possible, with every scratch, every dent and every crook of the wood grain. The guitars are also presented at Life size (1 to 1 scale) to make it as clear as possible that this is not just "a guitar" this is Eric Clapton's Martin 00-21, this is not "a guitar" this is Eric Clapton's Gibson ES 335, this is not "a guitar" this is Eric Clapton's Fender Stratocaster called "Blackie."  
Here are the details:
New York City
AP edition of 75
6 colors: white, blue, red, transparent black, black, gloss black

Los Angeles
AP edition of 75
5 colors: white, green, brown, transparent black, black

AP edition of 50
5 colors: white, sky blue, red, transparent black, black

All posters are 24 x 36 inches
All posters are printed on 270gsm Curious Super Gold Stock
All posters are signed and numbered

These will be available to buy Friday May 26 at 6pm London time (1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific) in Adam's store at

He may also throw one or two sold out prints from his private stash into his shop on Friday as well so keep your eyes peeled.

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