Bonsais, chickadees, late nights, and big plans
One of the more interesting things I've done a poster for was a recent bonsai tree show in Delft, Netherlands. This was actually a very challenging drawing for me. I restarted it three or four times. Eventually things started falling into place, though! Thank you for all the comments and inquiries about this print. They are now available in the store.
As far as printing goes, this was another first for me. All three colors were split fountains, which for those who may not know, is that blended color effect. It's one of the first techniques I tackled way back when I was teaching myself how to print, but I've never done a print in which ever color was a split. For a minute there, I'd really forgotten how much I like using split fountains for lighting or atmospheric effects.
Earlier this year, I'd been scheming with Alamo Drafthouse to do this poster for Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, a documentary about childhood friends who re-filmed Raiders of the Lost Ark shot for shot in the 1980's. It was an exciting project to be a part of, and I absolutely loved the film. A/P copies have also been added to the store.
If you'll be in Chicago for Pitchfork Music Festival, make sure to come say hi to all of us at Flatstock 55. July 15th-17th in Union Park.