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October 29 2013


See the Making of David Welker’s New Phish Poster

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David Welker created a psychedelic version of Reading, Pennsylvania, for a stop on Phish’s 30th anniversary tour.

“Reading’s landmark Pagoda is on the right, and there’s a reference to the Reading Railroad of past and how it’s a river town situated among the hills,” explained the artist. “I included different characters, possibly from Phishlore: Rutherford as a young lad crossing the bridge with his skateboard under one arm (instead of jumping in and drowning as he’s destined to); townspeople with a lasso around an octopus who wants to return to the river; an alligator dancing with a banjo player in the street; and some strange, bulbous creatures fishing with their extendable tongues.”

Check out a GIF showing the different layers of the six-color screen print here.


June 11 2012


Lower Dens Poster

This is a self initiated project I worked on as part of my Jump mentorship to create a concert poster with Australian tour dates for the band Lower Dens. The typography was created using the 3D tool in Illustrator.

You can view my process of creating the poster here.

June 05 2012


Lana Del Rey poster

This was my entry into a competition to design a poster for Lana Del Rey. I wanted to evoke a 1950s Hollywood screen siren feel to it. In the 1950s newspapers were the main medium for tabloid scoops, which led me to create the background with a newspaper feel of headlines taken from her lyrics.

You can view my process of creating this poster here.

May 03 2012


Warpaint poster

I recently completed a self-initiated project to design a poster for the band Warpaint. To get the hypnotic and atmospheric feeling of their music in my illustration I tried something a bit different from my usual style and used blobby shapes of colour.

You can view some photos of the process I went through creating the text on my blog

April 27 2011


Fantastic Posters and Book Covers by Will Staehle (LA)

I was in a San Francisco Public Library the other weekend, when I came across this vibrant book cover for The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon.  Obviously I had to track down the artist who designed such an awesome cover, and I was able to find the portfolio of Los Angeles based Will Staehle,  also known as Lone Wolf Black Sheep.



This cover ought to look familiar to a lot of people out there -- Staehle has designed some awesome covers for some of Michael Crichton's biggest novels.  I can only wonder how it feels to design something for such a legendary author.  The Jurassic Park covers seem to be similar, but I couldn't find any confirmation that Staehle also designed those as well.

And, as if he hasn't done enough great work, he's also the artist responsible for this very witty series, Silhouette Masterpiece Theatre.  I can scroll for days and get dozens of giggles from these well-designed pieces.  I'm sure most of you have seen some of these floating around the internet, I definitely have seen them more than a few times.

Lastly, here's a very interesting talk by Will Staehle for the  Type Directors Club that's definitely worth a watch.

Many of these prints are available for purchase on Staehle's online poster shop, so make sure to visit it here.

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