On May 29, 2012, Merrill Garbus (A.K.A. tUnE-yArDs) performed at The Moody Theater for a live taping of the revered music program Austin City Limits. Huge! If you weren't in town and able to make it to the concert / show filming, now's your chance to pick up one of these signed & numbered screenprinted posters designed by our very own Wes Winship!
Tuesday Jan 10, 2012 by mike
As part of getting inspired to work my ass off in 2012, I recently rewatched the fantastic documentary Milton Glaser: To Inform And Delight. I was reminded about a few of the fantastic cover illustrations Glaser did for Time Magazine around the turn of the '70s.
Thursday Dec 29, 2011 by mike
Wrapping up the year with a fantastically illustrated December 1967 Playboy Magazine cover by the legendary Bay Area psychedelic poster artist Wes Wilson.
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Wednesday Dec 14, 2011 by mike
Super shoutout to my designer / drummer / film enthusiast friend Sam Smith (Sam's Myth) for putting me up on this incredible children's book from the Czech Republic. He came across a copy in Japan and showed it to me when we were nerding out over design books during Thanksgiving break. This book, written by Vera Provazníková and illustrated by Jan Kubícek, was released in 1983 but has a distinct early '70s feel to it. Maybe it's because they weren't able to easily keep up with new design trends in the rest of the world or maybe it's because they loved these styles, but alot of Eastern European designers held onto the popular design and illustration styles from the early 1970s all throughout the '80s and I don't have a problem with that at all.
OK, now sit back and enjoy just a few samples from this great book:
Our favorite instrumental metal band is back with a new full length album entitled Space Is The Corpse of Time. This Minneapolis-based group of heavy riff rocksters brought on Wes Winship to design this posters marking the release of the record. Wes really went in on some intense analog psychedelic color effects to achieve that cosmic voyage effect. These six-color screenprints are hand-embellished, with Wes adding some watercolor details to each poster. Signed and numbered edition of 175 prints.
Wait, you've never heard Zebulon Pike before?
Thursday Oct 20, 2011 by mike
Graphic artist John Alcorn takes us away to a dreamlike world filled with sunshine, moutains, rainbows, and, of course, Pepsi.
Thursday Aug 11, 2011 by wes
I've been spending my Sunday evenings contributing to Freaky Deeky, a local cable access and internet phenomenon. It's a chance to work with new mediums, force myself to be creative on the fly, and learn a little about video while I'm at it. I've always loved 60s acid art and wanted to try my hand at colored oil light shows and it's been a great outlet for that. Hal and Matt of Playatta, the wizards behind Freaky Deeky's visual madness invited me to participate on a video shoot for Mystery Palace. I brought the colored oils, Sharpees and watercolors. It was a ton of fun and you can see the results right here.
Wednesday Aug 10, 2011 by mike
Check out this incredible video that National Forest (Steven Harrington & crew) put together for Puma.
Wonder if there's any vacancy in any of these letters. I'd move in in a heartbeat.
Seu Jorge first came onto our musical radar with his appearance in Wes Anderson's film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. He lit up the screen with his his acoustic guitar covers of classic David Bowie tunes like "Life on Mars" and "Rebel Rebel." Jorge's latest project, Seu Jorge & Almaz, is a far-out rock group which explores the fuzz and grooves of 1960s and '70s Brazilian psych, rock, and tropicalia.
Signed to Now-Again Records (a subsidiary of Stones Throw) The group just wrapped up a tour of the U.S. and Canada and took this Burlesque-designed poster on the road with them.
Waxing Deep Records is back with another stellar compilation of Cuban psychedelic, funk, and fuzzed-out beats from the 1960s - 1980s. Mike Davis designed the packaging artwork for this fantastic CD which sounds even better than it looks!
16 tracks featuring Grupo Monumental, Mirtah Y Raul, Los Brito, Los Barba, and more!