Blog Archive

ALL

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

8-bit

A. Horkey

aaron draplin

Aaron Horkey

acoustic guitar

Africa

album artwork

Alphabet

Amazon

american apparel

amphetamine reptile

Andrew Bird

Andy Smith

Anton

API

Arcade Fire

arcade fire posters

Arik Roper

art

art book

art gallery

Art Is Bad

art magazines

art print

Art Prints

art reproduction

art space

Art-A-Whirl

arts and crafts

Asia

Attitude City

austin

austin tx

Baroness

ben lafond

benbrlsq

Bjorn

BK-One

Black Osprey

Black Thought

Black Tusk

Bomp

Bonnaroo

books

Boris

brain wreck

Brandon Holt

Brazil

BRLSQOTHEQUE

broken crow

Brother Ali

Bumbershoot

burger

Burlesque

burlesque of north america

Busy Beaver

buttons

calgary

Calvin Johnson

camping

Canada

carnage

cecil otter

censorship

Chanukah

Chicago

Christmas

chronic

Cinco de Mayhem

cities

CLOUT

Club Jager

CO

CO Exhibitions

cold heart

concert photography

Cosmo Baker

craft fair

Craftorama

cubic zirconia

dale chihuly

Dan Speak

dancehall

darko

dave choe

David Choe

de la soul

Design

deuce seven

devlin

discounts

DJ

Do It To It

dogs

doomtree

Dr. Dre

dragon

draplin

Dre Day

Drew Peterson

drips

Dungen

eccentric soul review

Eccentric Soul Revue

envelopes

Eric Inkala

Erik Westra

Eryops Rising

Espada

Europe

Events

Ewok

exhibition space

exodus from the land of play

EXTRA LARGE

factory sale

Familia

felipe

festoons

First Amendment

First Amendment Arts

First Avenue

Flatstock

flatstock 24

flatstock 27

Flatstock22

Fleet Foxes

Flight of the Conchords

formidable flat

Freeway

freight trains

Friends

fuck work

funk

gallery opening

garage sale

gay witch abortion

George Thompson

Get Cryphy

Giant One

gifts

giraffe

gorilla

graffiti

Grails

graphic design

Greek Theatre

guilty pleasures

halo of flies

helmeted birds

hip hop

history

hoar frost

holiday

holiday bonanza

holiday shopping

holidays

Horkey

hot pants

hurley

iChat

illinois wesleyan

illustration

Init

Init Records

interview

Interviews

Isaac Arvold

jacob bannon

James White

Japan

jason maloney

jennifer davis

Jesus

Jimmy 2 Times

joe belk

John Baizley

john dyer baizley

John Grider

Jonathan Ackerman

Joseph Belk

Juggalos

Junebug

king kong

king otto

king shit

Kristina Paabus

Kutiman

LandLand

Let's Go Crazy

Life Sucks Die

lips

live music

lizards

logos

los nativos

lunar new year

magazines

Major Lazer

make believe friends

Master Angler

Melting Pot Music

melvins

Metal

Mexican dust

michael gaughan

Midtown Global Market

midwestern heart

Mike

Mike 2600

Mike Davis

mike fitzsimmons

Mike the 2600 King

Mindy Project

Minneapolis

Minneapolis arts

minneapolis nightlife

Minnesota Love

Model T

moon goons

murals

music

music books

music magazines

mystery tube

new york

New Zealand

nike sb

No Coast

no coast craftorama

non-consensual post-dada constructivist cerebral warts

numero group

online store

organ

ox-op

P.O.S

painting freights

Paper Tiger

party

Paul McCartney

Permanent

Peter Bekke

Petey Wheatstraw

phantom limb

Philadelphia

Philly

Phish

Photo

pinatas

pink

pixels

Playatta

poster

Posters

practical joke

prairie hen

prank

Prince

Print

printmaking

punch

PUNY

puppets

Purple Rain

R.T. Rybak

Raekwon

rain

rambo salinas

Random

random task collective

rap

rap video

red album

red bull

Red Bull Thre3style

Red Rocks

Reflektor

riverside minneapolis

robot

rocky horror

roy ayers

Roy Wilkins Auditorium

RVCA

sage francis

sale

sam flores

sarah silverman

savant guard

Scarface

Scratch + Dent

scratch and dent posters

screen print

screen printing

screen prints

screenprint

screenprinted poster

screenprinting

Seattle

serigraph

Serpents Unleashed

Seventh Letter

seward

Shannon Blowtorch

sign painting

Signalnoise

Simplefly

Site

skateboard

skateboarding

Skeletonwitch

slashing prices

Slug

smell the glove

snake charmer

So Gold

socks

soo vac

soul

Southern Lord

space needle

spankrock

spinal tap

spongebob squarepants

spring cleaning

st. paul

stencil

stencils

stocking stuffers

Stones Throw

Summer

sunn0)))

surprise

SXSW

Syl Johnson

Tame Impala

Target

tattoo

Tennessee

The Blinding Light

the book of right on

the internet

the melvins

The Metro

The Millionth Word

The Rub

the sighting

the suburbs

Thumbs Up

Todd Bratrud

Tom Petty

Too $hort

trama

Transworld

travel

triple double

triple rock

Triple Rock Social Club

tsol

tune-yards

turntable lab

typography

Uncategorized

Union Lake

upper playground

used cds

used dvds

Vancouver

variant

vector illustration

Velvet Whips

Walker Art Center

Wants vs Needs

watercolor

Wes Winship

Wezz

Wezz Winship

wild cucumber

Wild Wing

windom

winterhearts

wizard

world

X-Games

xxxchange

year of the dragon

year of the tiger

you work for them

Youtube

zine

Eccentric Soul Revue

2009 Jan by Burlesque of North America

As Bjorn mentioned earlier in our blog, we just wrapped production on a new poster for Chicago's great music archaeology record label, The Numero Group. Over the past several years, Numero has hunted and gathered some of the world's most overlooked soul, folk, psychedelic, and disco music from days of yore, repackaging and re-releasing CDs and LPs complete with thoroughly informative liner notes. Numero knows the importance of having great art to go along with great music and we have had the fortune to work with them for several projects, namely the Wayfaring Strangers compilation and the Brotherman soundtrack. One of Numero's best-known series of releases is ""Eccentric Soul,"" collections of songs from specific record labels or producers. Here's Ken Shipley from Numero Group with more information on the series and how it led them to put on a concert: ""Eccentric Soul is a series of compilations that take a long and thorough look at the secret life of soul. Motown, Stax, Chess... their stories have been told ad infinitum, but for every Berry Gordy there were 100 Ed McCoy's, and that's just in Detroit. We've covered scenes in Columbus, OH, Miami, FL, St. Louis, MO, Atlanta, GA, Detroit, MI, and Phoenix, AZ, but some of our best work has been done in our backyard: Chicago, IL. Twinight [Records] was one of those projects that couldn't have been done by any label outside of this city, at least properly anyhow. We pounded the pavement for two and half years, and even after the CD was in stores we kept turning up more information. The one constant thing was how many of their artists still performed or still wanted to perform. We had talked about a Live Revue before, but had always been inhibited by the expense of bringing everyone here. Twinight being here made it a lot easier."" To help promote the concert, Numero once again enlisted the help of Burlesque of North America and asked us to design and screenprint a poster for the concert in the vein of traditional '60s soul posters.This is a design universe that has always fascinated and inspired me, but I had never before attempted to design anything in this style before. So why make a poster in 2008 that looks like it's from 1958? Here's Ken once again with his take on it: ""Everything about the Eccentric Soul Revue has been inspired by the great revues of the past, from the outfits to the backing band to the MC to the room. We want the experience to be as authentic as possible. That includes the poster. When I contacted Mike Davis I gave him the direction to make the poster feel like it could have been hanging on a wall 40 years ago."" I started looking at those classic and iconic '50s and '60s posters to get a feel for layout, colors, and the general visual language. A couple of years ago, this Chuck Berry poster sold for $35,000. Wow. It's argued that it's the first poster to use the phrase ""Rock & Roll,"" making it perhaps the first ever rock poster? Of course I had Hatch Show Print on the brain too. Sooooooo here's what I came up with! These will be available for sale at the Park West Theater on April 4th and right here on our website afterwards! Wanna go see the show? Click here to purchase tickets. Still not convinced? Check out this Grade A footage of the fantastic Syl Johnson performing ""Any Way the Wind Blows"" back in 1975.

Share:
0 comments Add comment

Thank you for leaving a comment!
You will be able to check it out shortly!

Sorry, no comments yet!