Black Keys and Blink 182

The creative pressure to perform

… filled my summer slump which was actually planned for recovery purposes. One of my favourite bands makes already a second round through Germany this year: The Black Keys, besides their festival dates, some own concerts in Europe. And as an El Camino would be perfect to turn some rounds on a race track, a – well – “racing motive” decorates my new poster for their Hamburg show. It was printed on sandy cardboard with four colours in an edition of 105 posters. Go fast because it won’t be available for a long time. This way to the pit stop!

It happened again. Once again I designed a poster for a show that never took place. Sometimes, bands would break up on the eve of the concert, sometimes a drummer would die and other gigs were cancelled without any reason. Right on time for the last concert of the 2012 Europe tour of BLINK 182 in the London Brixton Academy, singer and bassist Mark Hoppus called in sick because of bronchitis, laryngitis and sinusitis. I’d have had some prescriptions for that, but after that, he’d have hold his bass the other way around and his lyrics would have been, well… different. Too bad for the London fans, who therefore also had no opportunity to buy one of my half rabbit posters… The band had explicitly asked for something similar to my Pearl Jam or Them Crooked Vultures posters. By the way, all these posters have a little secret: Pay attention to the detail in the eye… Well, as the personal physician of Elvis used to say: Rock’n’Roll eats its children. The poster is available in two versions: a brownish concert version and a teal coloured Douze version. Both in an edition of 105 posters printed with 3 colours on heavy black cardboard. The latter is available here in the shop…

Finally another poster for the revellers of Dresden. On the occasion of the Thalia Garden Festival, Sunset Mission has initiated a cooperation between the Berlin and Hong Kong based design studio Koenixkinder and the Douze print shop. Teresa Schebiella designed a poster for the festival which I realised in a screen print with three colours. Some of them are still available here