JAMES - It was my pleasure to get to work on another poster for Of Montreal, a consistantly great band with an amazing live show and a pretty dope new album. This was a fun one to work on - here's how it all went down....
after a few pages of sketching in my sketchbook, and not getting anywhere, i started to re-explore some recent themes that keep coming up in Of Montreal's music. sexuality plays a huge role in the lyrics and the theatrics of the live show, and especially comes across in the characterization of the lead singer's alter-ego "Georgie Fruit" - sort of a David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust kinda thing. Georgie is a cross-dressing African-american who has gone thru multiple sex changes.
so, with that, i did this sketch straight in photoshop. i loved how loose it was and i decided to keep it like that in the final.
the actual illustration was done with a 2-inch brush and some black and red inks, on bristol paper, again retaining the looseness of the sketch. i scanned it in, did the color separations for the screen printing, added the text, and it was pretty much done.
3-color screenprint, full-bleed 18"x24", edition of 100
once again, it was printed by Nick at The Half and Half, and they did a fantastic job as always. it's a 3-color print, full-bleed, 18"x24", and an edition of only 100. the show was last night and it was really amazing, as always. the stage show just keeps getting better and wilder and bigger and crazier. i do have printes left over, and they're up for sale at the gigposters.com, only $20 - click here. they won't last long.