Tag Archives: poster design

Old Band Flyers

I was in three gig-playing bands previous to The Demographic: TALLER THAN gOD (early 90s), HAPPY (mid 90s), and then The No-Shadow Kick (1998-2007). I used to make all the gig posters, because making the flyers was more fun than playing the shows. Funny thing was, I never put a whole lot of effort into making them (as you will surely see in the images below). I’m definitely not posting these because I’m proud of them, that’s for sure. I post them as my own little visual record of the non-existent music scene of early ’90s Haverhill, Mass. and the actually-pretty-cool Northampton music scene of the late ’90s/early aughts. Continue reading

Stunt Design

There’s an insidious monster whispering in the ears of amateur illustrators and designers, haunting Twitter feeds and blogs and tumblrs across the web. It isn’t an art movement or anything, it’s an internet trend. I have come to refer to it in my head as Stunt Design.

Stunt Design, n. The phenomenon of designers & illustrators creating gimmicky graphics purely in the hopes of ‘going viral’ on pop culture/arts blogs. Continue reading

Typeface: Classic Typography for Contemporary Design (2009)

Here’s a book that I’ve got a piece in (I’m told the cover of Broken Lines. Thanks, Adam!). I signed release papers for it way back in 2008 and I guess it was released in July 2009 under a different name, but no one told me, and by then I’d completely forgotten about it anyway. A Note To Publishers: It seems to me that notifying contributors that a book they’ve contributed to has been published would be a great way to get some word-of-mouth marketing. Another handy idea: Free contributor copies. They’re worth it!

UPDATE: I just was perusin’ at Barnes and Noble and discovered that not only is the book still available, it’s still a whopping $45, and I have four pieces in it. So Wooo-hooo to that. The work included is the cover of Broken Lines, my Stereolab poster, my Mission Of Burma poster, and my CD cover design for Ricky Lee Robinson’s Secret Love Tricks. The book also contains some nice work from strawberryluna and Jason Munn of The Small Stakes, among many others.

Poster Design: Minimalist Shallow Bullshit

Every three or four weeks, I see a new link get passed around the comic/geek/design circles. It’s usually called something like “Movie/TV/Video Game Minimalist Posters” or “Some Fucking Stupid Shit Re-Imagined As Vintage Paperbacks” or “Look At All These Pop Culture References Reduced To Simple Colors And Shapes” or what the fuck ever. Continue reading


Here is the official poster for the cult video HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT (for reasons involving metal and yelling, I insist to myself that the title always be written in all-caps). This poster captures the very essence of the Maryland Judas Priest tailgating experience, circa 1986, in two mind-blowing dimensions! As a long-time fan who once possessed his very own x-th generation VHS dub of this classic, I’m fairly stoked to have my poster design be all official-like. IT BELONGS ON FUCKIN’ MARS, MAAAAN.

Purchase a digital print directly from the artist. Also available on Etsy.

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