Hot off the presses - it's our very first official print with Los Angeles-based artist Jay Howell! We've been a fan of Jay's work for some years now, first learning of him through the characters he created for Bob's Burgers, then seeing all of the eye-popping pieces he's created for the world of skateboarding and beyond.
We printed one of Jay's illustrations of a young vandal stepping up to spritz and spray all over an enormous red dog, then Jay hand-painted and drew on every single print so no two are exactly alike! Dozens of different doodles, drips, decorations, and doo-dads make each print 100% unique.
In Jay's own words...
"I did this print because I love how graffiti on top of graffiti looks. As a cartoonist, I always want to make abstract art, but I know I couldn't make a living from it. So this is my sneaky way of slipping in a new style. I used spray paint, markers, ball point pens and white out pens on them. I colored every character with markers too. I'm super happy with how they turned out. I wanted to do a non traditional print and here it is. Thank you very much."
There are two separate editions of this print:
- BIG RED GRAFFITI DOG 11 x 14" 6 color screen print on heavy cotton paper with hand-painted details signed + numbered edition of 54 prints screen printed by Ben LaFond
- BIG PURPLE GRAFFITI DOG / BIG GOLD GRAFFITI DOG 11 x 14" 6 color screen printon heavy cotton paperwith hand-painted details with purple or metallic gold ink signed + numbered edition of 37 prints, split between gold ink and purple ink screen printed by Ben LaFond
Because each print is different, you will be able to select the color of the dog, but not the individual details painted onto each print. These are luck of the draw and we guarantee these are all GREAT.