I had the honor of designing this 18" x 24" poster for the upcoming record release show for the re-release of Gates' You Are All You Have Left to Fear EP. Let me start by saying that this EP sounds phenominal, and the new track they added seals the deal. I highly recommend giving it a listen, and picking up one of the beautifully designed physical copies here (you can also grab another poster I designed (here).
Now that I've hooked you up with some linkage to excellent music, I'll further describe the posters. These are 3 color, screen printed, posters on French 100# Sno Cone colored paper. The edition is limited to 100 prints; each signed and hand numbered. Given the fact that the show is at the end of October, I went with a horror movie poster inspiration - centered around a giant Mosasaur circling below an unsuspecting boater. Tons of fun to draw. Check out the gallery above for close ups and a couple shots of the illustrations in-progress.
I also shot a bunch of footage of these being printed at my workplace VGKids. Check out the finished product below to see the printing process in action. The guy running the press in this video is the multi-talented print wizard, Steve Emshwiller. Huge thanks to him for printing these, and to Mike Maroney of Gates for editing the footage into this video.
These will be available at the release show this Friday at the Court Tavern. Details here. Then they'll be available online shortly after that. Outside of the edition of 100 prints, I have a handful of variant prints on French Blu Raspberry that I'll be selling at print shows and possibly in the Warpaint Studio online shop in the future.