The Hatch Show Print shop was located in downtown Nashville. There you could watch these posters come to life. The artists that worked on these posters were incredible. Daring. It takes guts to move with ease as you carve away at linoleum with a Speedball chisel. One mistake and you have to start from the beginning. Ah, but great mistakes make great art.
SO our Guitar Center would have one poster for every concert. One poster.
I swear employees would call dibs on these posters before they were even pinned to the corkboard.
I remember the torture of knowing that the My Morning Jacket or Norah Jones poster were within my grasp, yet were promptly spoken for.
But at least I can relish in the victory of scoring the Patty Griffin poster, as well as a few other gems which adorn my walls to this day.
Then my lovely friend, Sarah S. gave me this Mraz poster for my birthday. I think I ran up and down the stairs, not knowing what to do with myself! Great gift!
I guess I've always been drawn to this style. I've enjoyed making a linoleum print or two over the years. My little album cover is even a take on the art form.
Then there was my concept for a t-shirt with a play on the popular musical venue, combined with a flare for Ms. Austen. I just can't find the motivation to carve the stage coach...someday.
I made this during my Celine phase. It may be one of my favourite projects to date.
And I had to create my baby. She was probably 40 lbs. lighter here though.