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Sceptres – Saturday’s Kids – Wooderson

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Ace Poster No. 7 – Other Peoples work…

Casey DemmingThis poster, by Casey Demming is incredible, so is his other work… heading right back to minimalism the cut and paste effect brings huge depth to the work…

Immediately when I saw it I thought of Gepeto Silver, Bear Gami (who REALLY need to get a website) and lastly John Baldessari who’s exhibition I missed recently at the tate, opting for the rather awesome Pop Life exhibition instead…where I discovered Kippenberger, an awesome punk rock inspired poster maker and artist… more research and I may even write a post about him!

Anyway, I’m about to go check out the bands he works with and for… today is definately going to be on of THOSE days, I left my flask at work last night so the pot of lovely hot fresh coffee I brewed this morning had to remain rather firmly at home. A waste it is… Nescafe sucks!

Ace Poster No. 4 – Other Peoples Work…



Johnny Foreigner – Clwb Ifor Bach – 6th Feb 2010

Johnny Foreigner - Clwb Ifor Bach

Johnny Foreigner - Clwb Ifor Bach

If you’ve been keeping up, you may have noted I have had no internet, hense rendering my rather hardworking computer rather obsolete so I have taken to drawing a little more… in an effort to make my work a little more individual. The quality of this was lost as I had no scanner so had to photograph and edit in illustrator, hopefully, with a good chance I’ll be able to get it scanned in cause i’m real proud of it!

The idea originated from firstly, the book I had just finished, mentioned previously, written by shute and called On The Beach, it deals with the end of the world and peoples ability to deal with, relish and end their last days on earth. Secondly, on their first EP the guys and girl in Johnny Foreigner have an ace tune called, you guessed it, Suicide Pact, Yeah?

I’ve got a few little drawings that have now become more about the book than anything and they will probably surface once i get my scanner sorted!

oh yeah, and go to the show. they’re good. if they get their gin!

Set Your Goals

Set Your Goals, Broadway Calls & FireworksI have loved Set Your Goals ever since I saw them in LePub, in Newport before they moved the stage from UP a set of stairs to where it is now… People went nuts and still do! More Pop Punk, less inane chugging!

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)

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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.

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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.

I Like to Ride My Bicycle, I like to ride my bike…

Bombay Bicycle Club