Monday, April 13, 2009

Peace In/Piece Out


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....

original sketch

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.

detail shot

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.

10 comments:

INSIDE THE ROCK POSTER FRAME said...

WHOOA Nice. Gimme the details

Edwin Vazquez said...

Very nice... I'd love to add one of these to my poster collection.

james flames said...

thanks guys. edwin - i'll trade you a poster for something of yours....that would be awesome.
i'll email you.

thomas pitilli said...

Awesome design overall. It's funny, 'cause I just finished a NY Press this week with a similar hand down pants senerio.

Edwin Vazquez said...

James- of course...actually I would like a few of your posters. I want to get back to silkscreening after school.

Tom - I checked out last weeks Press...I think you got your color palette hammered...nice.

Eliza said...

Hey James! This poster is amazing! Really nice work. I totally want one, any chance you want to trade me too? :D

james flames said...

are you kidding Eliza - i'll totally trade. i love your stuff - always amazing work. i'll email you.

thomas pitilli said...

Thanks dude!

ryan said...

great poster. is it printed on golden yellow paper or white paper?

james flames said...

thanks ryan - yeah, i shoulda mentioned it, but it was printed on white paper. 100lb Cougar Natural to be exact.