Monthly Archives: December 2010

Stunning posters for Aronofsky’s Black Swan

Being a poster artist for me essentially also means being a fan & student of the history and art of posters, no matter what, where, when & for whom. In my case? Also being a bit of a film nut (to put it mildly), means that yeah, I’m really impressed by these absolutely amazing posters designed by London based outfit La Boca for Darren Aronofsky’s new film Black Swan. Which, I can’t wait to finally go see, as it looks incredibly cool & creepy. Holy spooky mirrors.

Add in my undying love for some good old-fashioned propagandist style & design, and poof! The perfect recipe of awesome was born with these masterful pieces. And while the photo-based posters (of which there a many striking and excellent ones too), are also incredible, I’m just floored by this set of graphic & illustrated posters. What a bold set they make and how well they work in tandem as well as on their own. It’s perfection. Hope that you dig them too.

Edit/add: Thanks to our pal Cameron of Two Duck Disco for letting us know that these posters were created by La Boca out of London. Cheers!

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New poster released: Belle & Sebastian, UK Tour poster!

 

New Belle & Sebastian UK Tour poster, 2-color & all hand screenprinted. (Click for more info or to purchase.)

Huge big yay! So excited yet again, we just can’t help it. Belle & Sebastian are pretty much my favoritest favorite band, and have been for well close to 15 years. So, we’re beyond-all-reason-honored and thrilled to have been able to design and hand screenprint their limited edition 2010 United Kingdom Tour promotional show poster (our 4th poster for the lovelies from Glasgow).

 

Write About Love, love.

Simply put? They’re the bestest.

This time we did a blue companion poster to our North American Tour Poster (See it HERE) and the start of a love letter is my all hand screenprinted poster for the fantastic Belle & Sebastian with peacock blue and midnight black hand-mixed acrylic silkscreen inks. An Artist’s Edition of 100 is available here, and are signed & numbered (by me, strawberryluna) so I will have a limited few available for sale. Size: 16×22 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight.

This poster will be available at shows on the UK tour dates, and here as I have just a portion of the run available for sale here, so they will go quick!

Now onsale & available for purchase from my website & webstore here and also available at my Etsy shop here.

And lo! A few process photos are below, taken while hand screenprinting this poster. Click on any of the below images to see larger versions and more at my Flickr account.

 

Films waiting to be burned to make screens so I can get to printin' Belle & Sebastian's new UK Tour poster. We started bright & early! (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

Getting ready to do the very first pull on Belle & Sebastian's UK Tour poster. (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

1st color& 1st print for Belle & Sebastian's UK 2010 tour poster. (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

All done & on the rack! Note the darkness, it's a long day printing 600 posters by hand 🙂 (Click to see more photos or a larger version.)

 

 

 

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New print released: Hello Birds 2011 Calendar!

Hand screenprinted, 9 color Hello Birds 2011 Calendar. (Click to purchase or for more info!)

 

Calendars quite something, right? They help us keep track of time, but they can also help set a mood for the day. Let’s face it, of all of the things that we look at each & every day? A least a few should make you happy just by eyeballing ’em. My 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar aims to do just that. It’s just a fresh new day with some bird friends, saying “Hello.” Pretty good start already!

Our 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar comes in 2 versions, the one that you see here on crisp white paper, and next week there will also be a version on a wintery Spearmint to be released on 12/9/10. Your choice!

This happy day scene is my 9-color, hand screenprinted silkscreen print, loaded with overprints from my hand mixed poppy red, sun orange, sky cyan and forest green water based screenprinting inks. The extra bit of magic? From 4 colors pulled, I get 9 by layering inks to make new colors. I love screenprinting! All 2011 “Hello Birds” Calendar prints are hand signed. Limited Edition of 75. Size: 12 x 19 inches (39.4 cm x 55.9 cm.) Paper: archival Cougar, White 100lb cover weight. $20

Click here to purchase this new 2011 Hello Birds Calendar from my website and/or for more information, or head on over here to my Etsy shop.

Below are some selects from the silkscreen printmaking process for this calendar too:

Click to see more photos of screenprinting, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of screenprinting in action, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of the screenprinting process in action, or for more info.

Click to see more photos of the screenprinting process, or for more info.

 

 

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