Foster the People Poster (2012)

[slideshow][/slideshow] This Foster the People poster is one I often forget I’ve done and that’s kind of a shame. I really like the colors and the splash and the sort of fantasy feel this one has. You can also find me on Gigposters recent work  Hardcore Blather 

Phantogram Poster (2010)

[slideshow]   [/slideshow] For Phantogram’s Sacramento appearance in 2010, I came up with something in a spacey Logan’s Run mode. Spent forever creating the hand and text from continuous single line ribbons that stretch the page and actually hand die-cut these to their margins to give them a distinctive shape.   You can also find me on … Read More

Mark Kozelek Poster (2006)

[slideshow][/slideshow] Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek makes hushed, gorgeous, spare music that conjured up all kinds of rural decay and Last Picture Show feel to me, so that’s where my head was at on this one. Chilly, autumnal, tent revival imagery. You can also find me on Gigposters recent work  Hardcore Blather 

Elefant Poster

[slideshow][/slideshow] More than anything else, I love the colors on this Elefant poster. I really wanted to do something with hyper-saturated “circus” colors and almost a black light poster feel. Yes, using actual elephant imagery is a bit “on the nose” but I think I bent it out a bit from that to something else. … Read More

Moonlight Towers Poster (2006)

[slideshow]   [/slideshow] I went through a period of wanting to make things that looked like title cards for BBC television series’ in the early 1970s. And so it is with my poster for indie band Moonlight Towers. The work is of course title driven, but it afforded lots of opportunities for implied narrative in … Read More

Mos Def – Talib Kweli Poster (2005)

[slideshow][/slideshow] My first-ever screenprinted poster. Mos Def and Talib Kweli toured together in 2005 with Pharaoh Monche and Jean Grae (see my poster for her here) and I created a 2 color screenprint for the event when it hit Sacramento.   You can also find me on Gigposters recent work  Hardcore Blather 

Kasabian Poster (2005)

[slideshow][/slideshow] Kasabian have come along way the last decade, becoming one of Britain’s biggest and most well-respected bands. For their 2005 show (and their first American tour) their sound was very indebted to the Madchester sound on late 80s England. The vibe I settled on for the poster was very retro-Utopian, reminiscent of a paperback … Read More

Jonny Lang Poster (2005)

[slideshow] [/slideshow] I started out this Jonny Lang poster hoping to mimic classic California orange crate art and—lucky for me—I couldn’t pull that look off. What I ended up with instead was slightly less cliche and a bit more in line with what was becoming my style at the time. You can also find me on Gigposters

Jean Grae Poster (2005)

[slideshow]  [/slideshow] Jean Grae is a pretty terrific hip hop artist from South Africa who I think frankly should have blown up bigger. This is for an LA show in 2005 and I somewhat went back on my own self-imposed rule about not using artists pics in the posters by including her distinctive eyes in the … Read More

Inspectah Deck Poster (2005)

[slideshow][/slideshow] Inspectah Deck is a member of the Wu Tang Clan, as such I wanted to mix comic, graf, and mystic styles together in the piece. I actually designed this one entirely on a 13″ iBook back in the day and I remember feeling proud of myself for drawing those hands freehand with the bezier … Read More

The Roots Poster (2005)

[slideshow] [/slideshow] For The Roots 2005 show, I wanted to do something a bit layered and oblique. Since a Roots show on its own was a guaranteed sellout, I had the freedom to try things from another angle. This is actually a two layer poster. The first layer is simply straight show and venue information on semi-translucent … Read More

Uptown Lights Poster (2005)

[slideshow]  [/slideshow] This is like the fourth or fifth poster I ever made. I was lucky enough to be able to make a limited edition poster for a one-off gig that The Afghan Whigs’s Greg Dulli was doing down in LA called Uptown Lights. It wasnt really a side project since it was just a chance … Read More

Blackalicious Poster (2005)

[slideshow][/slideshow]   Built from the wreckage of an aborted record sleeve project, I was able to refashion those elements into a swooping, 70’s-flavored bit of blaxploitation for the Bay Area’s Blackalicious. Really like how this one fell together, over a Christmas break in 2005. You can also find me on Gigposters recent work  Hardcore Blather 

Hothouse Flowers Tour Poster (2006)

[slideshow] [/slideshow] My first tour poster and my first poster for a show on another continent. This one was brought to me in spring of 2006 by my good friend Seamus McClernan. Legendary Irish band Hothouse Flowers needed an Australian tour poster and a tour shirt to match. Indeed.   You can also find me on Gigposters recent work  Hardcore … Read More

Gossip Poster (2006)

[slideshow] [/slideshow] This is the second poster I was fortunate enough to do for (The) Gossip (you can see the first one here) Bonus points if you can identify the 80′s teen hearthrob I based this off of. You can also find me on Gigposters recent work  Hardcore Blather 

The Naked and Famous Poster (2011)

THE NAKED AND FAMOUS POSTER (2011). 11X17″ OFFSET ON ARCHIVAL MATTE CARDSTOCK. My The Naked and Famous Poster (2011) for their Sacramento show that August was a unique departure for me as I wanted to take things in a different direction than you might otherwise normally see on a TNAF poster. The band felt to me like … Read More

Handsome Furs Poster (2010)

HANDSOME FURS POSTER (2010). 11X17″ OFFSET ON ARCHIVAL MATTE CARDSTOCK. A poster I was asked to do by Sacramento’s Concerts 4 Charity in the summer of 2010 (along with this one for hometown heroes !!!) for Montreal noise/synth/rock band Handsome Furs a fantastic band who sadly are no more. As the band’s music and stage presence had a current … Read More

The Crystal Method Poster (2005)

THE CRYSTAL METHOD POSTER (2005). 11X17″ OFFSET ON ARCHIVAL MATTE CARDSTOCK. This Crystal Method Poster (2005) is, to date, my most ripped-off, bootlegged and “unofficially repurposed” poster. Maybe it’s something about the universality of the headphone imagery (this being a DJ set and all), maybe its to do with how easy it is to clear … Read More

Digable Planets Poster (2005)

DIGABLE PLANETS POSTER (2005). 11X17″ OFFSET ON ARCHIVAL MATTE CARDSTOCK. Although I’d been making gigposters for a year at that point, this Digable Planets poster (2005) is in a lot of ways where it all began. More than any other, this gigposter for the newly reunited is the beginning of my style starting to actually … Read More

Cold War Kids Poster (2010)

Cold War Kids Poster (2010). 11X17″ OFFSET ON ARCHIVAL MATTE CARDSTOCK. For Cold War Kids poster (2010) for their Sacramento show, I wanted to both play off their name and play with an idea I’d been toying with for a while: a distressed “wall of type.” Imagine some shellacked East German alley wall thick with years … Read More

!!! – 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 … Read More

Cut Copy / Foals Poster (2011)

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 … Read More

The Joy Formidable Poster (2011)

The Joy Formidable Poster. 11×17″ Offset on Archival Matte Cardstock. The Joy Formidable poster for the Welsh band is given a spin art kind of look to complement the band’s “wall of sound” aesthetic. Wailing squalls of dense guitar wash and distortion and soaring vocals riding over top of that work to wrap pop song structures … Read More

Friendly Fires Poster (2012)

Friendly Fires Poster Granada Dallas 2011. 11x”17″ Offset on Archival Matte A Friendly Fires poster for the English band’s show at the Granada Theater in Dallas, October 2011. First and foremost, I wanted to start and stay with a bright color palette to mirror the light, almost tropical sounds of their (at-the-time) most recent album Pala (NOTE: An underrated record that … Read More

Kinky and Money Mark Poster (2008)

  Kinky and Money Mark Poster 2008. 11″x17″ Offset Print on Archival Matte Cardstock Approaching this Kinky and Money Mark poster, something in my head said “lions” so I started messing around with the idea while listening to their 2006 record Reina. Making something cool looking with lions is easy because (obviously) lions just look really cool. But … Read More

Mazzy Star Poster (2012)

Mazzy Star Poster 2012 Sacramento. 11×17 Offset When designing my Mazzy Star poster for their spring 2012 show at Harlow’s in Sacramento, I wanted something that felt simultaneously rustic, mystic and a bit naive. In going down that rabbit hole I became fascinated with the idea of a bucking horse suspended silently in mid-air. That was … Read More

Conduits Record Release Poster (2012)

[slideshow] [/slideshow] Conduits are an incredible band from my hometown of Omaha. Their sound recalls elements of Mazzy Starr and The XX but that doesn’t really do them justice as they are not another soundalike act. Their fantastic vocalist Jenna Morrison was kind enough to ask me to design the sleeve for their upcoming debut so naturally I jumped … Read More

Dan Webb New Zealand Tour poster 2012

Dan Webb New Zealand Tour poster 2012 11×17″ Offset Dan Webb, a singer-songwriter from Australia with a focus on somewhat experimental progressive pop, contacted me in winter 2011/12 to create a Dan Webb New Zealand Tour poster 2012 for a mini-tour he was doing in New Zealand. As I do with every poster I do … Read More

The Walkmen Poster (2012)

The Walkmen. Granada Theater. Dallas, Texas. 2012. The Walkmen have long been one of my favorite bands. There’s something infectious about their sound, their aesthetic, their entire manner of being. It’s all dim sooty cabaret and ramshackle chamber pop and if you’re on its specific dusty wavelength nothing else quite compares. For them to have emerged … Read More

Foals Poster (2013)

Foals screenprinted gigposter. Sacramento 2013. With Oxford band Foals finally playing my hometown of Sacramento in the spring of 2003, it was crucially important to me that I get this one right. As a major fan from their first record Antidotes back in 2007, I wanted to create a striking design that would fit into the grain … Read More