Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Emek Ween San Francisco Posters Release


1. WEEN "Vintage"
A double sided Silkscreen poster, signed & numbered on both sides!
Limited Edition of 111
Size: 16" x 24".
Price: $100 + shipping

This double sided poster is a tribute to Wes Wilson’s iconic 60’s imagery. Side A incorporates Ween's very early vintage imagery, with a 9 fingered, Jerry Garcia "Boognish" Ween Deity. Side B is a tribute to the very first psychedelic lettering that Wes Wilson created. (Emek repeated the band’s name several times…Wes Wilson was also the first person to repeat the name of a band 3 times, in his Byrds poster, called BG-57.)

On the bottom of the poster- this is printed: 'This piece is based on 2 early posters from Wes Wilson. He is credited for single-handedly pioneering what is now known as the psychedelic poster. In San Francisco, he invented a visual style that is now synonymous with the 1960s... the music, the peace movement, and the psychedelic era. In particular, he is known for inventing and popularizing the "psychedelic" font around 1966 and filling all available poster space with lettering, of creating fluid forms made from letters, and using flowing letters to create shapes. His work became the standard that most psychedelic artists followed. He helped put the "psychedelic" in the art. This poster is considered the very first psychedelic poster. Wilson's work grew into the mainstream, resulting in profiles in magazines including Time, Life, and Variety. His influence on pop-culture and graphic design is still felt to this day.

2. WEEN "Pinup"
A signed, numbered & doodled silkscreen print.
Limited Edition of 111.
Size: 17" x 24".
Price: $100 + shipping
This poster is based on Victor Moscosos' Neon Rose #6, Blues Project.

On the bottom of the poster- this is printed:This is a poster tribute... (a ridiculous bastardization)—of a vintage classic rock poster by legendary designer Victor Moscoso. (continuing my San Francisco tribute WEEN poster series...) Whereas Moscoso used a "retro sex symbol" from a previous generation for his original poster, Emek updated his version to a slightly more recent "retro sex symbol" from a previous generation. Then he "Ween-ized" it. Victor Moscoso is one of the most fascinating artists of the psychedelic era. The only academically trained artist among the leading "BIG FIVE" poster designers, he relied on innovative optical effects that gave his psychedelic posters a unique "vibrative" quality. Bright contrasting colors with no black ink line work... Moscoso's fame rests on the brilliant series of posters that he did for Chet Helms and the "Family Dog" and the "Neon Rose" series that he created for the Matrix in the 1960's. In 1968, Moscoso also became a leading artist for underground comix. He became one of the main contributors to Robert Crumb's legendary Zap Comix. While working in comics, Moscoso also designed magazine cover art, billboards and album covers. He continues to make vivid and inspiring art to this day...'

Please visit Emek's Store at click on the NEW RELEASE image to open the sale page. The BUY NOW buttons will appear sometime between
12:00pm and 12:15pm PT on Thursday Nov. 16th.

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