Queens of the Stone Age Poster (2005): Concept and ProcessAt the time (May 2005) this Queens of the Stone Age poster was my most ambitious gigposter yet. For the (damn perfect) double-bill of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal, I dug deep to try to come up with as much 70s stoner, satanic, occult, druggy imagery as I could come up with and couched it inside a kind of stylized skull. They were touring Lullabies to Paralyze at the time, and that inspired a lot of the images used in the composition: mutant sheep, benignly spooky bats, spiders, spider webs, etc. Of course with the band's scuzzy 70s stoner rock aesthetic present I work some vinyl record imagery in, including 45 adapters as quasi-religious cult symbols. This is a really nicely printed 3-color print on metallic speckled "nude" metallic stock. See detail shot...
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE POSTER SPECS
• 18” x 24” Screenprint
• Printed on metallic speckled "nude" paper
• Each piece individually signed and numbered in a strictly limited edition
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