Thursday, November 20, 2008


Hey hey!
so, I just finished the layout for my band (gay beast 's ) upcoming show FRI. NOV. 28th. SOOOOO SOOOOOO SOOOOO excited for the show. it's with Aids Wolf and Skoal Kodiak. I think it will be the show of the century. or at least the year.

In honor of playing with Chloe and Yannick (of seripop) I kind of went a little nutso on the drawing of this one. and Also, since I've learned such awesome sexxxperimental print techniques from studying their stuff, I decided to attempt some new techniques. It's my first print working with process halftones. I tried to do this weird thing where two of the process colors are actually overprint colors....and black is printed twice. This sounds more mysterious than it actually is. It's hard to see in the pic, but the big blocky shape is a bunch of skyscrapers, and houses, but they are turned upside down. This, and the black text are printed first. Then there is the Cyan (process) color for the veggie people / backround, then Magenta for the banner, veggie people, and backround, then Yellow for banner, backround and veggie people, and then finally black printed again for the last process color in the veggie people, and the backround.

Illo is definitely saul steinberg influenced, and I've had these pics of these adorable felted veggie dolls laying around for a while, wanted to use them.

this is a mockup, but i'll try to take a pic of the final print. Was thinking about doing a little split fountain action for the banners. we'll see how it turns out.
oh. and the band names are upside down.... OMG I'M SO CLEVER AND SUBVERSIVE!!!!