Cut Copy / Foals Poster 2011. 11X17" OFFSET ON ARCHIVAL MATTE CARDSTOCK.
This Cut Copy / Foals Poster 2011 has the unique honor of being the first poster I ever designed for the Granada Theater in Dallas was for the “dream bill” (to me anyway) of Cut Copy, Foals, The Naked and Famous, and Holy Ghost!. Seriously, can you even imagine that embarrassment of riches? Thats a "call in sick the next day" lineup.
My initial concept was to riff on the famous Polish poster for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris, long one of my favorite pieces of bold, minimal, tech (at least in the analogue method of its day) graphic design. It was a rare case of a poster making me want to see a film straight off. I remember seeing it in a collection of 70s movie posters in the late 90s and thinking “I have to see whatever this is” and frankly I think loving that poster design so much helped me to have more patience with the (very deliberately paced, to say the least) film. Looking back, this poster manages to perfectly capture the feeling of the film: its cold and can feel sterile but theres also a humanity to its precision. A real and very human hand behind it all that you can feel at work.
Plus its just funky as hell. Imagine seeing that in a cinema lobby in 1973 next to like Benji Come Home or whatever.
So the original plan was to make this one a very minimal homage to that design, but things never really quite end up the same as they start. In the end you have no choice but to make things yours and often its in-process that that happens. A few years later I would tap into a similar vibe for Foals' appearance at Ace of Spades in Sacramento.
FOALS / CUT COPY 2011 OFFSET POSTER SPECS
• 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)
You can also find me on Dribbble
Ranking R.E.M. Album Covers I was inspired by a friend’s Facebook thread about underrated late-period R.E.M. albums to create a ranking of the band’s album covers. Aesthetically. A ranking covering all their studio recordings from 1982 to their breakup in 2011. The ranking doesn’t include compilations or live albums, although I am including Dead Letter Office because … Read More
Summer is (finally) here. Time for fewer clothes, more colorful drinks, and poolside jams. To that end here comes a brilliant new Magic Tape from DJ/producer The Magician. It’s an ace new slate of indie disco and house in a more chill mode and it is going to sound straight up perfect at the beach … Read More
In the summer of 2015, I received an email out of the blue from a production company in Ireland working on a 6-part TV series about “a creative bunch of teenagers who get together to start a band. The group embark on a journey out of their rural town and onto a national stage.” It … Read More
13, Broke, Curious, Bored The moment is indelibly burnt into my memory. Every Sunday morning, I’d pick through the day’s edition of the Omaha World Herald, digging through sooty inserts and box store circulars to more or less fixate on the comics, entertainment section, the ads. What I ultimately was after were the record store flyouts: rows … Read More