River City Extension at The Stone Pony 2011 poster

I was fortunate enough to have another to opportunity to make a poster for one of my favorite bands, River City Extension. They’ve sort of made it annual thing to come home and play a show at The Stone pony once a year and it’s been falling on the eve of Thanksgiving, and it’s become something that a lot of people, myself included, look forward to. Joe had shared with me his vision of making this show something people would dress up really nicely for .”Something like a wedding invitation” he told me. Not that this is like a typical wedding invitation, but that was the jumping point.

I started by sketching out a few quick ideas, and when I found the one I wanted to run with, I went into illustrator and started making it happen. I don’t normally post the beginnings of things, but I’d like to start, and no better example than this one.

Definitely proof that knowing what you want to do before you start doing it ALWAYS helps. And it’s sort of funny that things really didn’t end up too far from the original sketch.

Hope to see some of you at the show, wearing something sharp, of course. Get your tickets early, these guys have a bad habit of selling out. Also, rumor has it there will be a few of these posters at the show if you’re looking to pick one up.

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Flyin’ High In Da Sky Wallpaper

Holy cow, it’s been a while. I’ve been very busy with lots of work, day and night, and it was nice to be able to take a small (okay, not so small) break from updating this. But I wanted to throw a little something at you that you’ll hopefully enjoy and maybe get some use out of. In cleaning up my desktop and sorting some files I came across some old work that never got used for stuff, and wanted to mash some of it together to make something new. And with my newly cleaned desktop, I figured a wallpaper would be perfect. So give that a little click and do your saving from there.

(This could be you…)