Luke Drozd - Felice brothers
Brand new poster by Luke Drozd for the Felice Borthers’ only european show, featuring some brave, unflinching deer.
And what better time to showcase Lukes beautiful new poster than when the man has redesigned his website and portfolio. Featuring a whole host of new posters alongside his fine art work you can check it out here - lukedrozd.com
You can buy the poster HERE.
Limited edition signed and numbered poster
Edition of 80
3 colour screenprint
59.5cm x 42cm
THE STICK UP!
This weekend sees the UK’s biggest and best ‘new music’ festival, The Great Escape and like all good festivals there is a gig poster show alongside it.
Let us introduce THE STICK UP a poster trail. In association with the UKPA and the Great escape festival, The Stick Up is curated on by Spencer of the Petting zoo prints & collectables.
“The Stick Up” screen printed gig-poster show launches this year, a colourful new addition to Brighton’s “The Great Escape” festival roster. Invites were sent to top, contemporary print studios all over Europe (next year ‘the world!’) and the tubes returned have yielded an explosion of brilliant posters – some slick, some crass and irreverent, others are soft and cute. All have been commissioned by an eclectic range of bands and will be on display on a trail that weaves through various busy venues in the city.
The majority will be available for keeps, so be sure to head to The Stick Up Shop (AKA Super Super, 7 Kings Rd. BN1 1NE, next to the Queens Hotel by the sea) and take home some limited edition, hand-printed concert memorabilia.
Fantastic Alabama Shakes poster by Petting zoo
Launches on the Thursday 16th of May and runs through Friday 17th, Saturday 18th
+ “Post Festival Extra” Sunday 19th !
here is a map of the venues on the poster trail…
Larger version HERE.
You can find out more info and the artists involved HERE. And we will be there taking some pictures to do a full write up on it next week. see you by the sea!
Adam Pobiak for BRMC
Adam Pobiak has been slaving hard over a hot print bed over the last few weeks working on a whole bunch of new posters. The first piece we are posting here is this superbly printed poster for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Austin psych fest.
Available from his online store along with a whole load of other split fountain / mega coloured / metallic inked goodness.
BOUNCING SOULS TOUR SET
I noticed this double set of posters via Mark Pavey’s Twitter and got him to tell me some details about it and he kindly sent over some extra pics…
Both two colour screenprints, they were printed by Mark at Sonsoles Print Studio in Peckham - http://www.sonsolesprintstudio.co.uk/ who then took them to the London Centre for Book Arts in Hackey Wick to cut them down on their antique 18th Century guillotine called “Ted”. - http://londoncentreforbookarts.org/ - Old’s COOL!
Poster by William Exley.
Stealing is bad
Thank you to armyofcatsdesign for this post about art.com and Allposters.com illegally reprinting various UKPA artists gigposters:
Alerted by a post from a friend of mine - fellow poster artist (John Howard) - I came across a couple of sites selling prints of the poster I designed for The Black Keys.
Obviously you would be unsurprised to hear they do not have my permission to sell cheap, digitally printed knock-offs of my work nor do they have permission to sell the other gigposter artists’ prints which I spotted after just a cursory look at the site.
The company in question, Art & AllPosters International B.V., run ‘Art’ and ‘AllPosters’ .com/.co.uk which are essentially the same site just with different looking interfaces.
I’ll be emailing them shortly to get my work taken down but I just wanted to make this post for a couple of reasons:
1. If you’re a poster artist, check the site(s) for your work.
2. To encourage people not to buy prints from these sites or sites like them. Go to the artists’ sites directly where they will often have an Etsy or BigCartel shopfront to sell work from. If you like a piece of art, please make sure you are supporting the actual artist that created it.
Thanks for reading and supporting.
Edit: Just to make it clear (so as to do my bit in combatting a completely different but related infringement issue), my original design was commissioned and approved by the band and the band’s management directly - as is the case with the work of most gig poster designers.
I wouldn’t just create a Black Keys poster without permission, since I respect the intellectual property of others - unlike certain poster selling websites.
Edit 2: The issue seems to be gaining rapid momentum on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit and of course raising lots of other questions, so here are some points of clarification:
1. Work is being sold by a fair number of gig poster artists, not just me. At this point I think most of the artists being appropriated are aware.
2. I retain the copyright for my gig poster designs and the band gets to sell limited, screenprinted editions of the poster. Once they’re gone, they usually are not reprinted. The appearance of my work on the art.com site is not through some licensing deal made by the band, who commission a lot of poster work and are professional and respectful of the rights of the designer/artist they work with.
3. It seems like the artwork has been taken from the Gigposters Vol 1 & 2 books (http://www.gigposters.com/book/) and scanned in for reproduction. The images in the book are still protected by the usual copyright disclaimer and have not been ‘sold’ as part of any licensing deal.
4. At this stage I don’t know whether art.com is strictly at fault in ‘copying’ the work themselves, or whether they have simply picked up the designs from a 3rd party supplier. Even if this is the case, they really should do their due dilligence.
5. As far as I know, none of the artists have heard back from art.com yet, so I don’t know the other side of the story.