ChkChkChk-poster-sacramento-2010-430x664 !!! - Chk Chk Chk Poster (2010)

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) poster 2010. 11X17" OFFSET ON ARCHIVAL MATTE CARDSTOCK.

This !!! (Chk Chk Chk) poster is the first poster I did for Clay Nutting and his Sacramento-based Concerts4Charity in cooperation with Roderick Mar Carpio's Record Club Sacramento.  The trick to doing a !!! (Chk Chk Chk) poster is finding a way to graphically represent the band name in a way thats clever and in some ways oblique. Furthermore, it was the summer of Christopher Nolan's Inception so everybody had puzzles on the brain.

I had the idea of doing the three exclamation points as mazes, with retro stylized sci-fi olympians scurrying through them only to find themselves trapped in a kind of no man's land purgatory once they reached the end and tripped out into the void. I also liked the idea of skewing the perspective and adding a second floor to the mazes floating in the ether high above the main "game board' (as it were).

I've always found BBC interstitials of the late 70s/early 80s to be a bit creepy in a kind of spooky Doctor Who sort of way so the text treatment is decidedly stark and utilitarian in that way. I was (over)using Staid Gothic before it became übertrendy to do so (dammit JJ Abrams), and sometimes I miss how striking it used to look rooted half in how unexpected it was to see it.
Fun Fact: hese mazes were designed to actually work too. Each piece is a fully functioning maze, should one not mind marking up their poster, though I guess you could do it on a sheet of tracing paper laid over the top, if one were so inclined.

Sometimes I wonder if anyone ever tried to solve them.


• 11” x 17” offset color print

• Printed on heavyweight archival matte paper

• Each piece individually signed when purchased from this site (please be sure to request this at checkout)

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