Thursday, April 23, 2009

Champagne of Fests III

Champagne of Fests III, on Saturday May 9th and Sunday May 10th at Now That's Class. I'll add a list of the bands and links to them at the end of this post.

The Fest dudes are getting this poster screen printed on 17" x 22" matte black card stock. I know they'll have them for sale at the show but I'm not entirely sure on any of the final details, but it will be a signed and numbered edition of 75. I'll update later as soon as I know full details.

Zippy, one of the organizers, laid out the text and gave me a mock-up, so that made things real easy, he knew what he wanted so I was able to just focus on making that as bad ass as I could manage. Here's his text, the line up for early online promo:

He told me he wanted the piece to be along the same lines as the Cleveland Lottery League's Big Show poster I did, with instead of people playing, just a giant mess of various synths, electronics and cables and wires. I think he wanted the page to be filled with the background to create more of a texture than an actual discernible image. I liked the idea, but I came up with this other idea that could give the text more of a platform. I didn't want to obscure the text at all, and with this much information I wasn't sure how that would all play out.

Zippy wasn't into the buildings and trees, but thought smoke stacks with pollution pouring out would look better. So I made the changes and got to drawing. It took a long time to do this piece; just tedious planning and then making intricate changes as I came upon things that needed touching up. It's definitely fun to challenge yourself to reign it in and make things tight. I drew the bigger lines with a brush and ink, then attacked the details with the microns.

Because this was going to be screen printed a lighter color on black, I went and actually just turned all the white that I needed to a color and cut out all the line art, then placed that on an all black background. Here's full the image without text:


Krallice is probably the band I'm most looking forward to. They're headed out west to tour with Wolves in The Throne Room!
Sword Heaven from Columbus.
Telecult Powers is a band with Steve from Yeti Scalp and one awesome design maniac.
Cotton Museum, live.
Ryan Jewell, another Columbus person.
Sick Llama, another Michigan person.
Tusco Terror, from Akron I think
Clan of The Cave Bear, starring Daryl Hanna
Fluxmonkey, awesome homemade weirdness by Bbob Drake.
Tiger Hatchery, I couldn't find a link to, good for them!
Mammoth, I think is Chris Smith from Keelhaul
Fragments, is a noise duo I think... I think I saw them last December.
Fallin Rock is Michael Pultz from Radio Dystopia, Blk Tygr, Semper Fi
Andrew Krishner, AKA Tooth.

Crystal Antlers, I saw play at Now That's Class last year sometime and it was so much fun. They played in the bar and the place was pretty crowded, shit want haywire pretty thoroughly.
Emeralds, really looking forward to seeing them play. Their recordings are fucking dope.
Realicide is another band I'm really pumped to see even though I'm not nearly angry enough anymore.
Land of Buried Treasure I'm pretty sure this is the first Land of Buried Treasure show in years.
Aaron Dilloway has a wikipedia page... who knew?
Skin Graft is one of my favorite dudes to see, real good shit.
Jason Zeh, from Bowling Green
KBD, from Toledo (ouch)
The Flat Can Co. for the older folks.
Self Destruct Button I don't think has played a show this year yet, so... awesome!
Pimlo, ex-Steve Dracula
Anal Cheetahs was a Lottery League band that is keeping it real. I'm stoked they're playing.
Blisse, Roxanne from JJ Magazine = RULES
E.E, some young dude from Akron

This Fest is going to be bonkers. I can't wait to see Krallice.

1 comment:

marco's blog said...

classic. all that noise you throw in is so awesome john!