A little “I miss you all” letter to Columbus

I always love when Jacket comes through Columbus. Kicker is, this time around, I’m 2400 miles away. Naturally though, I still wanted to create the show poster, I thought it would be a nice way to say a little “hello” from the west coast. And while making sure it still fit within the MMJ aesthetic, I tossed in as many personal things as I could.

The structure in the poster is my sons’ clubhouse in our yard in Columbus, although it doesn’t quite go as high as depicted here. Their first initial and birth year are written at the base of the structure.
The deer is the sculpture on the Rich St. bridge, credit to the sculptor tucked below it.
The leaves below the treehouse turn blue as a nod to the Scioto over which the deer looks.
The beam of light illuminating the disco ball a nod to the Nationwide beam.
And on the side of the treehouse are a few more little callouts to some of the things I miss being all the way out here- Bicentennial Bear, Alison Rose, and CD1025. Hello, friends.
Lastly, the inclusion of the song lyric. I try to get one in each Jacket print, and while I’ve used a piece of this song in another poster, and they haven’t played it on this tour that I’m aware of, I thought it felt so apropos with our move being so sudden and unexpected. Only memories remain indeed.

12 for 12, TAKE TWO

I mean I did start the last post with “we’ll see if this works…”.
Well, a few things happened along the way. The biggest of which was our 2400 mile cross country move we found out about in April.
The least of which was my utter lack of motivation thanks to our current political climate (still working through that one).

Anyhow, here we are, 7 months later and I have acquired a studio space out here in Berkeley, California. And I’m ready, and frankly need, to start creating & printing. So I’m going to try to create 11 more crazy prints between now and the end of 2017. They may not go up on the 12th at noon every remaining month, but they’ll go up as soon as they’re ready. Also, I’m going to try to be more vocal in all the places you look for me, though I have said that before. Ha ha.

So come back and look every once in a while, and maybe grab a print or 2.
Thanks

TWELVE YEARS OF PRINTING



We’ll see if this works. Admittedly I’m not the best at self promotion. Case in point, I had hoped, more than 2 years ago, to make a big deal about having been doing these crazy posters for 10 full years. Even had a buddy of mine make some pretty sweet tweaks to my website in anticipation of my “tenth anniversary”. But March 4th 2015 came and went and nothing. So here we are 2017 and I feel like maybe I’ve got it together a little more than I did in 2015 and I’m gonna have some fun. And hey, hopefully we’ll get through the whole year without a nuclear war and I’ll have at least 12 new art prints to pop online and cart around to shows. Who knows, maybe it’ll inspire me to make more.

I have no idea what they’ll be just yet, but I’ll post a new print online every 12th of the month at noon. They’ll be 24 bucks and a portion of the proceeds will go to various organizations that I feel passionate about.

So stay tuned, thanks for keeping tabs on me, and happy new year!

GIANT POSTER UPLOAD

It’s been forever and a day that I’ve had a landing page that says things are in progress- like, too long. The intent almost 2 years ago was to have a cleaned up site ready for what would have been my 10th year of making posters. And to my web guy’s credit it was indeed ready by then. Sadly I was not. But I’m hoping to be more present, update FAR more often, maybe finally get some shirts on the site (I think I’ve been toying with that one for 8 years now). But anyhow- some new posters up finally. And some of them are over a year old.
Check em (listed here for convenience but hit the ol’ PRINTS link to see them all):
Ray Lamontagne- October ’14
Alabama Shakes- March ’15
TVOTR (only have 2 of those)
Alabama Shakes- September ’15
Damien Rice- 5 prints from his November 15 tour
Ben Harper- April ’16
IGGY POP!!
My Morning Jacket- OKCity, Austin City Limits, and if you’re paying attention here, I found a few NYC and Tennessee prints floating around. Couple foils even too!
Courtney Barnett
Ray Lamontagne (with 4/5ths of MMJ)
And 2 Band of Horses posters.

As usual, LIMIT ONE PER PERSON (at least for a while, make sure everyone gets what they want)
Stay tuned, hopefully I can get this site updated more often.
Thanks.

 

Friendship 7

I was 10 years old when The Right Stuff came out.  And while a 3 hour drama about the space race isn’t your normal 10 yr old type of film, I fell in love with it. To this day not a year goes by that I don’t watch it at least once or twice. It’s so so good.

When my wife challenged me to create an art print every two weeks one of the ideas I had was to somehow create a print for each of the original 7 astronauts. I wasn’t sure those would really be wildly popular to anyone other than myself and my mother, so I shelved the idea. But lo and behold, a few days later I realized (in large part thanks to my mother who originally took me to see the movie) that this February 20th marked the 50th anniversary of John Glenn’s historic flight- 3 complete orbits around the globe. I thought that while I may not actually create a print for each of the astronauts, there was no more worthy an event or man to celebrate than this one.
I have no idea how popular a print this will be, but I was glad I made the decision to do it.
Godspeed, John Glenn!