Kings of Leon Poster New Jersey 2017
KINGS OF LEON POSTER 2017 HOLMDEL, NEW JERSEY
JUST SOME GOOD OLD BOYS…
This is the first poster of three I’ve designed for Kings Of Leon‘s 2017 summer tour via Nakatomi Inc. (See more here.) It’s a 12×18″ three color screenprint referencing the feel of 70s “good old boy” car flicks. Convoy, Grand Theft Auto, Smokey and the Bandit, et al.
I had been watching a lot of classic Burt movies like Hooper and drive-in exploitation films like 1977’s The Van and it all came together as this homage. Smokies, CB’s, custom vans, bridge jumps, car wrecks, hot pursuits, police choppers…it’s all here. The band wanted artists on this tour to try to work in cherries as a part of the visual motif if possible which is how I arrived at the Porky’s referencing “Cherry 4-Ever” van (also based loosely on The Van’s famous “Straight Arrow” tricked out Dodge Tradesman show van).
Sadly this was 2020, so nothing was going to work according to plan. The dates got shifted and rescheduled due to the Covid 19 pandemic before ultimately getting canceled altogether. This was after a number of artists (myself included) had submitted and gotten final approval on our designs. Sad situation but out of everyone’s hands. Perhaps it would work for an Abuquerque date sometime in the far-off future whenever things get back to normal.
After all what’s a gigposter without a gig? We’d just shine it on for now and pick it up again in a year or two.
Kings of Leon Poster 2017 Holmdel, New Jersey Specs
• 12″ x 18” THREE COLOR SCREENPRINT
• PRINTED ON ARCHIVAL QUALITY HEAVY PAPER
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