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Ace Poster No. 4 – Other Peoples Work…




uh-oh spaghetti-oh

so firstly, i don’t have the internet at home yet due to Virgin being absolute money grabbing liars and signing me into a contract before telling me EXACTLY when we could’ve got it installed, Please, don’t ask me TWO preferred install dates and THEN give me adate, not only 8 days after, but on a weekday, now, what with me selecting two saturday installation days as my preference, do you think that I am free or have an inclination to be arounfd on a tuesday morning, NO! I have a job, that is also a little bit of a mute point when I mention that after booking my installation on the 7/8th of January, they turned around to tell me that I can’t have it installed until the 16th February. Brilliant, whilst that IS my sister’s Birthday, the combination of her living about 250 miles away, the fact she has broadband already and that it’s a pretty shit present (me getting broadband) means that it is of no consolation you absolutely backward, typically british company. Branson. I’m coming for you and your fibre optic broadband…

christ. I also mentioned that I now have a job. A turn up for the books i’d say… That kinda means, coupled with the fact I dont have the internet, that I can’t really show you much of my artwork… well, maybe one I did for a show in clwb with Johnny Foreigner which is hand drawn as i’m going to attempt to push myself in new ways this year…

Coming soon, Caesar’s Rome’s artwork for their album. Hopefully, if Jon and the boys will let me, I’ll be able to give a sneaky peak of atleast some of it on here, my blog.

Secondly, I’ve done a lot of work with BARELY REGAL records… super sound mates o’ mine who are about to start doing VERY good things back in Cardiff. lookout for more work from me, on them.


oh yeah.

Happy New Years!

Better late than never…

Black Flag – "Bars" T-Shirt

To start a blog, you have to have something to say that matters… This does that for me:

Black Flag - Bars

Black Flag - Bars

Raymond Pettibond (Website) created the simple, stark and questioning logo when he suggested the use of Black Flag as the bands new moniker (after they decided to ditch Panic) to his Brother Greg Ginn, band member and Label Chief (SST Records).

From it’s humble beginning the image was and is continually used on the majority of visual output from the Band. It is said that Pettibond would create simple black and white sketches using just ink and hand them over to his brother, using the photocopier, scissors and a bunch of Pritt Stick, flyers, posters and even album artwork were created from single illustrations. Pettibond would get annoyed as most of the time it was the original piece that was used to make the new artwork ie. Not a photocopy. Losing it to the hands of the band.

Rollins even used to collect the flyers and posters pasted up on telephone poles before he joined the band… In his book, Michael Azerrad cites his artwork as integral to the growth and popularity (relative) of Black Flag and the entire American Underground movement during the 80’s (Our Band Could Be Your Life)

BlackFlag_Damaged cover_large Black-Flag-Family-Man-403671 slipitin Black Flag - Loose Nut Black-Flag-In-My-Head

The link with SST records, via his brother allowed Pettibon to work with a bunch of other artists who shared the same DIY ethic as Black Flag. He worked with The Minutemen Sonic Youth and more recently The Foo Fighters.

minutemen sonic-youth one_by_one_b00006jo4t

And there we go… Blog post number one, well atleast the first ‘Classic’ post done and dusted, i’m going to keep the classics to a weekly affair as otherwise it’ll just be a bunch of old stuff whilst it’s not actually the point of the blog… Looking at new exciting design capturing the feel of the originals.