The 11th and final print in my summer tour series. Inspired by the Swedish poster for “The Invisible Boy” (1957) by Boheim/Werle. This was tricky to finish up, with the craziness of Camden, Merriweather, Curveball (RIP), and starting back up at school. Being a teacher gives me the summer to focus on prints, but this one was right in the middle of a busy time of year. I was stuck on a idea, and ended up bailing on a couple. My search for the right poster led me to foreign posters for American movies, and eventually I found some Swedish made posters. The work I found were amazing, inspired themselves from the American movie posters. This print was a different style than what I had done all summer, and required some different processes. The images were drawn and inked, then scanned. Certain parts of the images were drawn and colored digitally to match the original, and the background was watercolor and acrylic. The final image then digitally arranged. Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com
The 10th print in my summer tour series. Inspired by the Spanish poster for “It! Terror From Beyond Space” (1958). This was the toughest print for me to create. This one took me the longest to create, apart from the pressure of making it a good one (it felt like a lot of people were waiting for this one). I had almost finished it up when I decided to start over and create a new version. Lots of time was spend painting sloth fur, as well as even more time fixing it digitally. Being self taught, I’m pretty sure there’s an easier way to do all the things I do in Photoshop! As always, the images are all drawn, inked and watercolored, then scanned and digitally arranged. Prints are 13×19 on cardstock, signed and limited to an edition of 150. Prints are currently available for sale in my shop: www.joseeen.etsy.com , and will be available on lot before the shows.
I’m happy to present my poster for Phish’s show in Pittsburgh at the Petersen Events Center during their 2017 Summer tour. 12×18 on thick glossy paper (#110 cover). This poster combines the venue with the iconic Duquesne Incline cable car which overlooks the Pittsburgh skyline. Original is ink and watercolor, and includes references to several songs, as well as several Pittsburgh sports teams. Limited to a signed and numbered edition of 100.
I included a lot of little references in the poster to Phish songs, as well as a few sports teams (see if you can spot them!) The posters are available in my Etsy Shop , as well as www.phishart.com. I plan to bring a few to Pittsburgh with me, but the likelihood of a lot scene or shakedown is slim, since the venue is in the middle of the city. I will also have these at the Phan Art shows during the MSG run in the Hotel Pennsylvania (7/22 and 8/5, 12-6pm)
I recently had the opportunity to create the poster for an upcoming American Babies show. Being a long time fan of Tom Hamilton (I first heard him play with Brother’s Past) I was excited to be able to be a part of this amazing show. Playing at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, the show serves an unofficial afterparty for the Dead & Co show, as well as Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/Umphrey’s Mcgee, who are playing at Red Rocks that night.
I made these posters for the the Dead & Co. show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. I live about a mile or so from the venue, so it seemed logical to make something for this event (and maybe score a ticket below face). Although I didn’t get a ticket, I was able to stream the show, and promptly headed back afterwards. I still have some remaining prints, and have them available in my shop.
I recently had the opportunity to design the poster for an upcoming show at the Ardmore Music Hall. The illustration is ink and watercolor, with hand drawn lettering inspired by the iconic fonts associated with the Grateful Dead.
The show features Reed Mathis (Billy & the Kids), Todd Stoops (RAQ), Marcus Rezak (Stratosphere Allstars), Scotty Zwang (Dopapod), Hayley Jane, and Special Guests TBA.