Friday, May 22, 2009

Fun with wooden type

Yesterday I dipped deep into the type library to do a short run of posters for Monetcastasia's last show. I printing them on my Vandercook #4. The type for each color was set and printed one at a time, dig the sweet over prints. I wanted to do something graphicly interesting with just type, I think it was a relatively sucssesful expierement, either way, there really isn't a much better way to spend an afternoon then cranking out prints on the little Vandy!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

OK, here's some of the stuff that has kept me busy the past few months: I've done 3 letterpressed record jackets for the band ELEH on Important Records. Each are metallic ink on black. I forget how many of each, and which color combos each run was, but here's some pics I had kicking around.
I also did a ton of promo posters in a few sizes for OCEAN's "Pantheon of the Lesser" release. My arm was still broken then (oh ya, I broke my arm last fall) so Candy did a lot the actual printing, Thank you, friend!
I also did a couple of oversized posters for local Ocean shows. Dig the pics.
Around Christmas I did the annual Shopa Do sale at Space Gallery here in Portland, I shared a booth with Martha from Strong Arm Bindery, per usual. I got more stuff to post soon, so stayed tuned, friends!
Wow, it has been way too long since I "blogged" between finishing the new Ocean record, touring, moving my new Vandercook, reassembling the old one, and actually printing I have been left with very little time to sit in front of the computer. That said, I have worked on a bunch of cool projects over the past few months and will be posting pictures soon. Please check out Strong Arm's blog page to see pictures of the old Vandercook being brought back to life.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Picnics, Ouja Boards, and new Posters...

43rd Parallel Press will be at Picnic Music and Art Festival this Saturday (sept 13, 2008) I'm going to be sharing a booth with my dear friend Martha from Strong Arm Bindery. There is going to be live music and over 70 local venders. 11am to 6pm rain or shine in Lincoln park. Congress Street and Franklin here in beautiful downtown Portland, Maine.

Just finished a small run of Ouija style boards complete with plachettes . They came out pretty sharp if I do say so myself. Also just did posters for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult's 20 year anniversary tour, and Wargasm's 20 year reunion show/ live recording.( Man, I'm getting old) and some Weedeater/ Black Cobra prints. I put some of this stuff up for a modest fee on my Etsy site, and , all this and more will be available at Picnic. Dig the pictures, and come say "hi" this Saturday, friends, there will be tons of cool stuff to see and hear.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Just finished a run of "black light" posters for an upcoming Boris show at the Middle East in Cambridge, Mass. I have put up a few pictures of the process so you can kind of see the way the colors go down. The final color (black) is done with a tinted adhesive, then the flocking is applied, in this case with a make shift sifter. Check out the picture of my friend Hiedi up to her elbows in the stuff. Not the most technical method, but the results are right on. I just added these to my Etsy sight, so check it out .
I also added a shot of some posters my friend Leif did the other day for an upcoming Moneycastasia show. He hand painted directly on mylar to make his photo positives to burn the screens. Very cool stuff!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Business as usual

A couple shots of a run of posters I just did for a show at Portland, Maine's favorite club, Geno's. Minsk didn't show up, but it was a pretty fun show none the less.
I've been working on a bunch of different projects, so stay tuned.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Friends Of The 43rd...

Over the past couple of weeks I've had the pleasure of working in the shop with two local artists/printers on a few of their screen printing projects.

My friend, Amos LeBlanc, came by to do a short run of gig posters for an upcoming Satellite Lot show.
I, unfortunatly forgot to get a picture of the finished piece, but they came out really good.
He did 4 layers of repeating geometric shapes in different colors, each slightly off set from the last, then over printed the text. The overprinted shapes made a really cool effect, and a damn fine posters. Nice work, my friend.
The week before I opened the shop up to Megan(sorry, I forgot her last name) who designed then printed a run of beautifully detailed 4 color wedding invites for some friends of hers, while I burnt screens, played records and drank beer.
One of my favorite things about the shop is getting to hang out with other artists, talk shop, and watch them do what they do. Dig the pictures, friends.